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Need a new desk buddy? There’s one just a fold and a doodle away!

In Japan, sliced bread comes in sealed bags which are clipped in place at the top with a little plastic bread bag clip.

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Once the bag has been opened, the clip is used to re-seal the bag and keep the contents fresh.

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Rigid yet malleable, the small tag is usually recycled with other plastic items on recycling day.

Japanese Twitter users, however, have found a cute way to reuse the clips: by turning them into four-legged plastic pets!

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All you need to do is fold the clip over and press down tight.

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Immediately, the clip stands upright on four tiny legs and with the quick application of a smiley ink-drawn face, the bread bag tie becomes a little toy animal!

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You’ll never be lonely again with a happy little animal friend to keep you company! Plus, it won’t disturb the neighbours.

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Its shape is well-suited to cats, dogs, and any other four-legged animals you can dream up, meaning you can create an entire menagerie on your desktop.

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Let’s take a quick look at some of the bread bag clip creations from Japanese Twitter users, starting with @japalanw, who was the first to introduce the clever idea online, with his cute little blue-coloured cat.

Simple to make, the only real skill is perfecting the penwork on the animals.

And if you prefer 2-dimensional company, four animal designs can be created from each tag.

Other than that, the only limit is your imagination!

Source: Iroiro
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