The iconic green critter, known for its vibrant color and its prayerful forearms takes shape in a wooden DIY kit by JCR Work. Equal parts elegant and scientific, the insect is rendered in laser cut, screen-printed wood. Designed and made in Austin, Texas using all natural materials, it arrives flat, ready for a few simple steps that bring your new best bug friend to life.
Fun fact: praying mantids have two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them.
Designed and laser-cut by Julio Carreon-Reyes in East Austin, Texas, JCR WORK unites Julio's interest in anatomically accurate depictions of natural life with an engaging artistic sensibility: One man and one laser working together in the name of human / machine harmony.