A Japanese artist transforms the packaging of everyday objects into delicate works of art

@02ESyRaez4VhR2l/TwitterA Pringles can before and after.
  • Japanese artistHaruki turns the packaging of everyday objects and snacks into pieces of art.
  • He uses the traditional Japanese art of paper cutting called kirigami.
  • With more than 90,000 followers on Twitter, his work has gained some internet traction.

The Japanese art of kirigami involves cutting and folding paper to create intricate designs (a variation of the popular art form origami).

Haruki, a Japanese artist who goes by @02ESyRaez4VhR2l on Twitter, uses the packaging of everyday objects and snack foods as materials to craft delicate, imaginative kirigami structures. His work has garnered him more than 93,000 followers on Twitter.

Here are 11 stunning sculptures he’s made from ordinary boxes and cartons.


A box of almond chocolate became a knight in shining armour.

@02ESyRaez4VhR2l/TwitterBefore and after.

Some chocolate candies aren’t available in the US.


Another box of chocolates was turned into a miniature car.

It even has a licence plate.


Haruki kept one coffee carton intact to serve as the base of his train tracks.

The raised tracks are held up with thin paper supports.


He’s adept at creating realistic buildings, like this church from a box of chocolate.

He incorporates patterns from the packaging into his designs.


He turned boxes of chocolate-filled biscuits into a castle suspended in the air.

@02ESyRaez4VhR2l/TwitterA chocolate castle.

The support holding the castle up is the size of one of the biscuits.


The blue colouring on another chocolate box made for blue wings.

@02ESyRaez4VhR2l/TwitterA blue winged creature.

The blue accents from the whole milk chocolate bar make the design pop.


He also turned a photo of a seal on a tissue box into a three-dimensional model of the animal.

@02ESyRaez4VhR2l/TwitterA seal from a tissue box.

He uses more than just snack boxes.


He gave the Milky chocolate mascot a paper body.

@02ESyRaez4VhR2l/TwitterMilky chocolate come to life.

He gave the Milky mascot a top hat, too.


He gave the Pringles mascot, known as Julius Pringles, a snazzy suit to go with his bow tie.

@02ESyRaez4VhR2l/TwitterJulius Pringles.

Only the top side of Pringles gets seasoned, so they’re best eaten upside down.


And made him some friends.

Pringles released a ramen chicken flavour for a limited time last year.


He fashioned chocolate cookie boxes into an impressive ship.

The detail is incredible.

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