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The Art of Making Impossibly Thin Gold Leaves from a Tiny Piece of Gold

Gold is so malleable that a single gram of it can be stretched into a strip nearly two miles long. A tiny little coin can be pressed into a 0.0001-millimeter-thin golden rectangular sheet the size of a tatami mat. So leave it to the talented artisans of Japan to transform a tiny bit of gold into shimmering gold leaf…

Classic Video Games Awesomely Recreated Using Paper Cutouts of Stock Images

After seeing these paper versions of classic video games, I kind of wish I could play them all. Mystery Guitar Man used stop-motion animation and paper cutouts of stock images to recreate games like Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, and more. It’s fun to see the video games of our childhood done over in…

Making Every Part of a Book from Scratch Is So Much More Work Than I Thought

A book is a very simple thing, right? It’s just a bunch of paper with some scribbles. But if you wanted to make a book from scratch, it’s basically an impossible task. Watch as Andy George from How to Make Everything chops wood, strips papyrus, makes glue from hide, carve out a pencil from a stick, make a brush from…

There's a Toy Fire Truck, Excavator, and Blimp Hiding In This Giant Book

The words “some assembly required” often strike fear into parents when they’ve bought their kid a new toy, but that’s half the fun with Phil Conigliaro’s new book called Colossal Paper Machines. The 128 pages of the massive tome are filled with pre-cut, punch-out paper parts that can be folded, glued, and assembled…

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