Paper Illusions

How To : Make an animated optical illusion out of paper

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make an animated optical illusion with paper. First, start off with one ball and copy it five more times so that it goes in a line to the corner. Make sure there are six balls in total. Next, create a striped pattern shown. There are ...more

How To : Make an optical illusion paper toy

Make an amazing paper toy that can take on multiple shapes and appears to turn inside out. This how-to video will show you just how to make this perfect paper puzzle that will amaze anyone.

How To : Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit lo ...more

How To : Make a head turning iIlusion with a paper toy

Create your own head turning magic by creating the easy to make paper toy in this how-to video. Make two paper dunce caps, cut out face holes, and stick the prop onto an assistant for this trick. Spinning the paper hats around creates a creepy illusion that the assistant's hea ...more

How To : Make an empty can full again

You can learn a magic trick that will make an empty can full again, just watch this how-to video. You need a can of soda, piece of paper, black texta, scissors, and a marker. You trim the paper to best fit the can's mouth, insert a hole behind the can's mouth, and squeeze abou ...more

How To : Origami a water bomb tessellation

This is one water bomb that's more postmodern art than scary - though fun - splashy summertime weapon. Using intricate tessellated origami folds and a drawn-on grid you'll learn how to create this interesting shape. The resulting shape can be modified; you can scrunch it toge ...more

How To : Make origami Japanese tumblers

Grand Illusions is a site for the enquiring mind. This how to video demonstrates how to make Japanese origami tumblers. Your wonderful & charming host represents Grand Illusions, an amazing toy, magic & illusion web shop and gallery. Description from the amazing Grand Illusio ...more

How To : Origami a sailboat

Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami sailboat. This origami boat is folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. This instructor paints the origami paper to enhance the visual illusion. He holds the origami paper in front of several completed examples of the or ...more

How To : Origami a snowdrop

Watch this instructional origami video on how to make an origami snowdrop, folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. The flower of this snowdrop plant should be folded from a triangular piece of paper. The snowdrop flowers in the background serve as ready inspiration for this ti ...more

How To : Do magic with paper

You can learn how to do magic with paper. You will be able to create the illusion of disappearing paper. You tear a piece of paper in half, roll the pieces into balls, and then hide them in your hands.

How To : Make a 3D paper city

Learn how to make a three dimensional city from a sheet of paper. Start with a flat drawing of a city scape and a sharp X-acto knife. Cut along each vertical line of each window. Cut along each horizontal line of each window. Be very precise and do not cut past the end of the ...more

How To : Perform a paper magic trick

Learn some free magic tricks with Cameron. You can learn some of the worlds best magic tricks from Cameron Oelsen, an amateur magician who loves to share the tricks behind his tricks. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform a paper magic trick. Is it an illusion, sl ...more

News : Trippy 3D Illusion Graffiti

Paper Donut is a collaborative graffiti project between Justine Ricaud and Alexis Facca. The French duo paint geometrical illusions as urban art (with the exception of the gallery installation below). They've also posted some detail shots that give you some sense of how it was ...more

How To : Draw perspective and depth

Learning how to draw is a very much about learning how to see. Watch this instructional drawing video to begin to draw the illusion of depth on a flat surface. Most people can see perfectly fine and understand the concept of depth in space. However, drawing becomes tricky when ...more

How To : Make a penrose triangle

Kipkay demonstrates how to make a penrose triangle, an impossible object, out of paper. This is a very well known optical illusion in three dimensions. Make a penrose triangle. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

News : Meticulously Crafted Tron Optical Illusion

You don't have to go the boring route with Christmas lights this year. Try hacking them, or better yet see if you can replicate this Tron-themed optical illusion made by WonderHowTo favorite Brusspup. Good luck... looks like it took some serious time and patience to get it rig ...more

News : Does This Trick Really Work?

WonderHowTo favorite brusspup demonstrates an amazingly simple coin trick with a plastic hanger and a quarter. In fact, it seems almost too simple to be real. Scrounge for a hanger and quarter and try it yourself, then comment below. More from brusspup: Truly Impressive Fire ...more

How To : Draw an optical illusion with same-sized lines

At first glance, this drawing looks like nothing special, just an odd design of lines, but then you notice the two bolded lines. They look like they are different sizes, but are they? No! They are the exact same length. Tricky… very tricky. To learn how to create this optical ...more

How To : Execute simple card forces

This video starts off with a neat optical illusion that he uses to demonstrate the effectiveness of force card tricks. He shows a piece of paper with "Paris in the the spring" written on it, most people's mind will skip over the second "the" and will read it, "Paris in the spr ...more

How To : Draw a cool optical illusion

Optical illusions don't require fancy techniques; this one relies entirely in the details. Gather up a pen/pencil, paper, and a pair of scissors. Draw a parallelogram to be used as the template for both tabletops in this sketch. By varied angling, leg lengths, and color, the t ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

How To : Do a Sponge Ball Magic Routine

Sponge balls are a very cool magic effect. But you will have to master palming first. You will get very good reactions. The best part is that you can simply keep them in your pocket. Here is how to start. Palming Begin by pretending to put a ball in one hand while secretly k ...more

News : end of world stunt

The stunt is not simple. FOLLOWING THIS IS A NO AIRPLANE VERSION, and you do not need to get your freinds drunk in the no airplane version you need to get them into the fake house and using the fake bathroom. etc. Real Airplane Version step 1 and 2 Step 1 Part 1 Rent a F ...more

How To : The 15 Most Annoying Things About iOS 7 for iPhone

I've been playing around with iOS 7 for a while now, and for the most part, I dig it. It's a nice update for a stale OS, and there are a lot of great new features. But like any good piece of tech, there are a few things to be disliked. Some of these are big issues, and some co ...more

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