Who are they?

The endangered animal that I chose for this assignment is Pangolin. Pangolins are threatened by poaching (often used in Chinese traditional medicine) and heavy deforestation of their natural habitats. They are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world — up to 100,000 pangolins are estimated to be hunted and sold every year. They range from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered.

Why choose Pangolin?

Before I started, I found I had collected quite lots of milk boxes, which have this aluminum foil-like material from inside (image below). And I really love how nice it feels and its reflective surfaces. Then the image of pangolin came into my mind because their scales are also reflective which I think it would be perfect to use my material to mimic those effects.

dissecting the milk boxes
all other collected materials


  1. I sketched out the basic shape of pangolin, and planed out the type of materials needed and process of construction.
  • bubble wrap for body volume
  • black plastic for skin
  • milk boxes (reflective side) for scales
  • scissors
  • utility knife
  • transparent tape & double sided tape
  • markers
process sketching


left and right view
right and top views



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