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How to make a pyramid pop out of a plain piece of paper.
Rectangles are OK, too.
A couple more times should do it.
Bust out the razor and cut along the lines. Goes much faster if you do all the verticals first, and then do the horizontals.
Grab the center square and pull it out. Your plain piece of paper is now a funky bit of pop-up pyramidness.
If you have a serious case of OCD or a laser cutter you can take a simple idea to some ridiculous extremes.
Instead of drawing squares and then lines, try drawing just squares with a 1/4 rotation in each successive square. In other words, leave a gap on the right ...
Here's an example of a circle design with a slight twist to it. It's too subtle to really see here, unfortunately.
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