One may have heard of a Jacob's Ladder, and thought; I want one!!! Well not having access to enough materials to go all the way to heaven, I made the toy! It's an extremely fun and intriguing toy, the 'gorillas' tumble and fall to the bottom when you tilt the top 'gorilla', following and flipping down each other.

Easy to make and quite fun, I'm sure you'll like it, and after showing your friends and work mates, you'll have people queuing for one!

Please don't forget to comment and / or rate!

The drawings on my Jacob's Ladder are not original, but impulse94 thought it would be a good idea to post them just in case others are interested in doing likewise.

Another Note:
You tube video coming hopefully soon thanks to recommendation from canida, but Windows Movie Maker doesn't seem to like my current video format...
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Step 1: The Materials

For making something, it's quite hard if you don't have anything to make it with, so, for this Instructable you will be needing:


Cardboard, the layered or corrugated type is fine.
Thin (3-5mm) wide ribbon
Glue, preferably strong and will hold after a fair bit of playing around with.

Tools / Equipment:

sunshiine3 years ago
I like this! Thanks for sharing.
poper1234 years ago
cool but i need some help
Kryptonite (author)  poper1234 years ago
Yeah, I was a little green when I wrote this, sorry about that.

What would you like help with / explanation of? 
merijnvw5 years ago
I saw this when I was a kid in a wooden toy shop, I wanted to make one ever since(now for another little kid) but I forgot how it worked, I searched all over the internet for it but didn't know the name so I found it nowhere. Now accidently I saw your Inscructable and now I know it's called a Jacob's Ladder so thanks! And for the instructions of course. I'm definately going to make it.
Kryptonite (author)  merijnvw5 years ago
No probs, hope you like it, it's great fun.
Kryptonite (author)  INSTRUCTOBOT5 years ago
Wow thanks, I didn't think I'd get such a positive comment!
why not? it's awesome seriously, i don't know why it isn't 5 stars!
Kryptonite (author)  INSTRUCTOBOT5 years ago
canida5 years ago
If you upload your video to YouTube and embed it, more people will be able to see it. Nice job. ;)
Kryptonite (author)  canida5 years ago
Ok then, thanks. I have to make another video any way, so thanks for pointing this out.
implaxis5 years ago
I like your gorilla drawings -- you should post them so we could use them!
Kryptonite (author)  implaxis5 years ago
Ha ha, ok then. They're not original I must admit, I'm a terrible drawer if I'm doing it straight of the top of my head.