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This Is How You Turn A Single Tissue Into An Entire Zoo

11/17/2013 10:19 am ET | Updated Nov 19, 2013

The video above begins with a tissue --- commonly known for receiving the sorry end of a sneeze -- and ends with the most delicate artistic medium imaginable.

In an origami shapeshifting adventure, the thin piece of paper transforms from a frog to a bird to a wolf to a kangaroo. We're not sure if the fragile magnificence of the multiform beast is supposed to make us want to buy tissues or abandon our careers in pursuit of origami greatness, but we're up for both options. Directed by Hitoshi Sato and produced by Takuo Ozawa and Yasuhiro Kawasaki, this video will probably make you more impressed with a tissue than you've ever been in your life.

See the making of the short below:

Correction: An earlier edition of this article stated the film was made by Yuki Ariga. We regret the error.

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