Introduction: A 3 Square Paper Toy

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this is a simple model made of 3 shets of paper - i used to have much fun evolving it in my hands, just as the children do with the kaleidoscope..

Step 1: Step 1

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Fold the square sheet in half and then along the dashed lines

Step 2: Step 2

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fold again along the dashed line and unfold so that the line divides the sheet in halves

Step 3: Step 3

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again fold and unfold along the lines

Step 4: Step 4

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What you have now looks like this... now for the hard part

Step 5: Step 5

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Fold along the line going from the left top corner to the right lower corner

Step 6: Step 6

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Now repeat Step 5 for the other two corners

Step 7: Step 7

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Fold along the lines forming a rhomb

Step 8: Step 8

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What you have now must look like this...

Step 9: Step 9

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Now just repeat steps 1 - 8 for the other two squares, now we have all the modules we need to form our toy...

Step 10: Step 10

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Unfold the squares and lay one atop the other as shown in the picture

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Now close the sides so that one square envelopes the half of the other...

Step 12: Step 12

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Now for the tricky part - fold the whole thing as shown in the picture and stuf the free end of one module in the other as the black arrow shows.

Step 13: Step 13

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You'll have something like this... Now push the module all the way in as the arrow shows

Step 14: Step 14

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And you get the prism - like this one

Step 15: Step 15

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Fold all the sides of your prism by the lines shown in the picture. It may seem tricky but all the needed lines are allready there, you only need to fold the sides of the prism along them.

Step 16: Step 16

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Now our soon to be toy looks like this. Push the 3 corners shown by the arrows down, so they collapse to the middle of the model

Step 17: Step 17

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Top elevation, just push the marked corners down gently

Step 18: Step 18

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The result of steps 16 and 17 is shown here. Now again push the 3 corners to the middle of the model

Step 19: Step 19

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Almost there by now ! Push the 3 outer corners to the middle for the third time and...

Step 20: Finished Model

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Ta-da! Here you go - watch the video by this link http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=GS0We3Sl8vk to see how it is handled

Comments

wafflemaker878 (author)2014-09-07

Why do you have the instructions twice?

mildfire (author)2010-01-07

This video may help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXCN_m3q0-A&feature=PlayList&p=462EFE1ED85091BC&index=7&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL

mildfire (author)2010-01-07

On the step 16 you need to push the three points marked by arrows in the middle of a model.  Just squize them inside as the arrows show.

inergy (author)2009-04-08

Nice I love it!

Extreme Rudy (author)2009-04-03

How do you know how to do this stuff. It's amazing!

nicky0206 (author)2008-09-12

it looks cool and its fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dark_Helmet (author)2008-07-12

Just made one - this is pretty darn cool! Nice Instructible.

bigpinecone (author)2008-07-11

nice 'ible! a little hard to follow, but i may have to try this!