Introduction: How to Make a Secret Accordion Card

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write your letter or a secret message on a letter-sized sheet of paper

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and fold in half, lengthwise...

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and fold in half, again..

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and again.

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Fold together again, so that you have a thin strip of paper...

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and draw lines like this.

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and make a series of cuts alternately upwards and downwards. Let the cuts approach the edges but leave a piece of paper intact there.

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Straighten the paper on a table. Make sure it doesn't get twisted. Unfold to get the original letter format. Straighten the folds with the side of your palm.

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Take the letter by the top and bottom and stretch. You will get a net and the message will be impossible to read. If you put the letter back to its original shape, you will get a readable message again.


admin (author)2009-06-15

Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!

jeffconnelly (author)2009-12-27

This is pretty cool, but I think it's a bit easy to figure out what was written - just flatten it out.  Maybe if it was used as an addition to a code, but not as a code in and of itsself.

dsuh0119 (author)2009-06-15

It works now!

dsuh0119 (author)2009-06-15

Oh, shoot. Thanks for the comment. I actually uploaded pictures and they are supposed to be shown, but somehow it didn't go through I think. I'll try once again. Thanks!

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