Paper Optical Illusion

News : Magical Orbs of Graffiti Light

We've seen several examples of light graffiti on WonderHowTo (1, 2, 3), but this one is truly eerily beautiful. Australian photographer Denis Smith pushes the envelope with his project Ball of Light. "The Ball of Light is a mysterious portal into my world. It, and its friends ...more

How To : Do the Land O'Lakes Indian Butter (Boob) Trick

The artwork for Minnesota's Land O' Lakes butter packaging is classic, dating back to 1928 when it was first created by Brown & Bigelow illustrator Arthur C. Hanson. The logo was updated ("modernized") once in 1939, again in the '50s, and has undergone minor modifications here ...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

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 : 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

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 : Use OCR scans in Acrobat 7 Professional

OCR is usually a bad word to most computer users, but in Acrobat it's the next best thing to sliced bread. Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional not only employs Optical Character Recognition for your text, it does Page Recognition to preserve the geometry of your pages. Everything sta ...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

News : 10 Amazing Optical Illusions

This video is compilation of ten amazing optical illusions: Rooftop Illusion, Color Illusion, Motion Binding Illusion, Crazy Wire Illusion, Duck-Rabbit Illusion, Silver Egg Illusion, Anamorphic Illusion, Water Illusion, Animated Optical Illusion. Video: .

News : Amazing Animated Optical Illusions

This is one more cool illusion by maricv84, one where you slide a transparent sheet with black bars overtop a cryptic image to create an animated effect. Video: . The links for the images used in the video are below. You can print them out and try it at home. Just make sure to ...more

News : Write With Light

LIGHTFAKTOR is a Cologne artists collective experimenting with the "possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting." The technique employed has been coined "light writing" - Wikipedia's definition: "Light writing is an emerging form of stop motion animation ...more

News : How Virtual & Mixed Reality Trick Your Brain

Our brains do a magnificent amount of work to process visual stimuli, but they aren't difficult to fool. Optical illusions can trick our minds into believing what we're seeing is real, even if it's not—and virtual and mixed reality technologies take advantage of this little lo ...more

Halloween Food Hacks : How to Play the Withered Corpse Game

Creating a haunted house for Halloween was a big deal when I was growing up, and the neighborhood kids were always coming up with ways to try and out-do each other when it came to this frightful night. One beloved game was to blindfold the participants and play the Withered Co ...more

How To : Fashion a 'Star Wars' Rey Costume for Halloween

"I'm Rey." That's what a lot of people will be saying again this Halloween, as Rey costumes are sure to be another favorite of trick-or-treaters and cosplayers. Yes, on Oct. 31 we all have a chance to be the scavenger of Jakku who just so happens to be the "new hope" for a Jed ...more

News : 100+ Apps iOS Users Need on Their iPhones in 2018

While there aren't as many ways to customize your iPhone like there is on Android, there are still a lot of apps out there that can help streamline and enhance your experience beyond Apple's own default options — and we've hand-picked over 100 essentials. No matter if you've ...more

How To : Trick your mind with negative optical illusions

This is a pretty cool little trick for your brain. If you stare at a negative image for a little, then switch it to black and white, it appears to be in color. Images can be downloaded here: http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l13... This is a good way to trick your mind's eye ...more

How To : Read Minds with a Simple Mentalism Effect

What if I told you that you could read minds? You'd most likely think I was crazy, and you'd be right. But what I really meant is that you could make people think that you could read minds, something that's not the least bit crazy. Performing mind reading — and it is a perfor ...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 : Learn stick twirling

Impress your friends and kill time while waiting for your band mates to tune their guitars by stick twirling. This technique uses a bit of optical illusions to make the twirl look cooler. Learn stick twirling. Click through to watch this video on unirunner.com

News : Artist Paints the World Invisible

“Western Imports”, by artist Cayetano Ferrer, uses inkjet prints to create site-specific optical illusions in public spaces. "Ferrer uses existing forms in order to engage in a dialog about the constant flux of the built, contemporary environment. Using inkjet prints on exist ...more

How To : Decorate cute cherry pie shaped cupcakes

We never thought this would happen. A cherry pie AND cupcake in one? We have officially died and gone to foodie heaven. Make sure you take a closer inspection of these cherry pie/cupcake hybrids, however: These are actually cupcakes decorated to resemble cherry pies using fros ...more

How To : Write rational expressions in lowest terms

In arithmetic, the simplest expression is far preferred to the long eye-boggling one. Stop making your expressions painful optical illusions by watching this tutorial on how to write rational expressions in the lowest terms. By factoring and then canceling out like expression ...more

How To : Stack fences in FarmVille (11/13/09)

FarmVille hacks, cheats, glitches! FarmVille is the hottest application on Facebook from Zynga which lets members manage a virtual farm by planting, growing, and harvesting crops, trees, and livestock. Grow delicious fruits and vegetables and raise adorable animals on your ver ...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

News : Get High Without Taking Drugs

I recently went to see a friend's group show at the San Antonio Museum of Art, Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s (it's a great show- if there are any Texans reading right now, don't miss it. It's up until August). A couple of mind bending op art paintings ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/16 - 05/22)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...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

Ranked : The 9 Best Paid Puzzle Games for iPhone & Android

Puzzle games are great at giving your brain a workout while keeping things fun and killing time. They stimulate your noggin as you strategize and plan your next move, whether it's to keep your character from getting killed, or to get that special item to finally complete your ...more

How To : The 5 Best Phones for Social Media Addicts

In 2017, four of the top six iOS apps were social media apps. With users spending on average 40 minutes a day in apps such as YouTube and Instagram, it has become an important aspect of our phone usage. And just like with gaming and streaming movies, there are some phones bett ...more

News : 2009's Wackiest Inventions

As 2009 comes to a close, the Telegraph presents a compilation of this past year's wackiest inventions. As always, here at WonderHowTo, we are inspired and impressed by ingenuity. The contraptions below range from utter silliness (engagement ring bra) to downright amazing (see ...more

Samsung vs. Apple : Galaxy Note 10+ vs iPhone XS Max

Every fall, we can expect a few things: leaves changing colors, cooler temperatures, and Samsung and Apple releasing new phones that fanboys and fangirls will argue about until the following year. This year, Samsung is mixing it up, releasing two phones in the Galaxy Note seri ...more

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