Snack Packaging Turned Into Amazing Art

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Snack packaging gets a second life as wonderful papercraft thanks to a Japanese art student.

Harukiru, a student at Kobe Design University, makes these striking sculptures by cutting up the packing with scissors or a blade. Kotaku previously featured his paper gun that shoots wooden bullets.

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These days, he’s best known for his snack packaging sculptures. The above Ritz Cracker lion took three days to finish!

When asked if he ate all the Ritz crackers, he replied that he has a long battle ahead of himself.

The way Harukiru sees papercrafts in packaging is remarkable.

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The sculptures are so detailed.

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What makes his art so interesting is that sometimes the sculpture is a riff on the product name.

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For example, the name of these cookies is Koala’s March.

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*applause*

Be sure to follow Harukiru on Twitter for more incredible papercrafts.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.