Happy Art: Collectible-cute Kokoru with Ash Españo

"Happy Birthday to you…” It was time for my friend to blow the candle on her dainty cupcake. She received no ordinary cupcake. Everyone in our Bible study small group oohed and aahed around it—strips of color-corrugated paper were rolled and glued together to form a darling cupcake— a labor of love and a work of creative genius.  It was the kind of art that made your eyes twinkle and your heart flutter. 

Everyone in our group requested for our own paper craft  made by our friend Ash Españo. Because Kokoru is collectible-cute! You just gotta have it in your hands! And so I’d like to share the art of my friend Ash. Hopefully, it also inspires you to take on a #papercraft project. 

 Ash started making kokoru when her supervisor asked her to make something for the manager's birthday. While hanging out in a bookstore, which is Ash's Friday hobby, she discovered a kokoru stand with a display of Japanese kokoru dolls. She ended up making a sweet spread of Kokoru cupcakes for her manager.

Ash started making kokoru when her supervisor asked her to make something for the manager's birthday. While hanging out in a bookstore, which is Ash's Friday hobby, she discovered a kokoru stand with a display of Japanese kokoru dolls. She ended up making a sweet spread of Kokoru cupcakes for her manager.

 Starting with Chinese dolls, Ash now experiments with different designs! Here's Sadness from Inside Out!

Starting with Chinese dolls, Ash now experiments with different designs! Here's Sadness from Inside Out!

 Little Mermaid is one of the easiest Kokorus to make, says Ash.

Little Mermaid is one of the easiest Kokorus to make, says Ash.

 Our fave classic Disney-duo Mickey & Minnie!

Our fave classic Disney-duo Mickey & Minnie!

 The paper craft power of Pooh and Sailormoon

The paper craft power of Pooh and Sailormoon

 "As early as 6 years old, kids can start making Kokoru," says Ash who has been teaching her niece and her boss's daughter how to make Kokoru. "Kids can start with minions first."

"As early as 6 years old, kids can start making Kokoru," says Ash who has been teaching her niece and her boss's daughter how to make Kokoru. "Kids can start with minions first."

 Ash also made me my very own kokoru!

Ash also made me my very own kokoru!

 Yup. She made me a Shy Shelly kokoru! 

Yup. She made me a Shy Shelly kokoru! 

 Ash says Shy Shelly was the hardest design to do because she had to convey shyness in the character's expression. I think she did a super job!

Ash says Shy Shelly was the hardest design to do because she had to convey shyness in the character's expression. I think she did a super job!

 Of course there was a Huey Louie kokoru!

Of course there was a Huey Louie kokoru!

 Here's Ash with her kokoru collection. 

Here's Ash with her kokoru collection. 

Get started with your happy art project today!

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