Pop-Up Pyramid
9 Steps
How to make a pyramid pop out of a plain piece of paper.
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## Step 1: Draw a square with a couple of gaps

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malialtin says: Mar 23, 2011. 2:17 PM
These are a few of my trials... If you choose irregular gap widths and lengths between lines you will have a 3 dimensionaly self bending form while it is hung from apex.
fungus amungus (author) says: Oct 5, 2012. 9:36 AM
Whoa, these look great.

playful-geometer says: Oct 27, 2011. 9:32 AM
This looks really fun, I think it could make some fun deco attaching them to ceilings. If I do end up giving it a try with my CraftRobo Pro, I'll post my cutlines...
foks says: Jan 12, 2011. 9:55 AM
thinking about projection from the top on this. im making pyramid to test
Michaelgoode says: Oct 24, 2010. 8:43 AM
nice
Meganoki says: May 17, 2010. 3:54 PM
really cool!!! i did it ont he first try!!
SevereFlame says: Aug 18, 2007. 11:23 AM
Are you using cheese!?!?! LOL
aqwiz says: Apr 19, 2010. 1:04 AM
Nope, .. .  'E's usin' COCONUTS!!!
babymama11 says: Feb 6, 2009. 2:45 PM
they aint using cheese! duh
KnexFreek says: Jan 29, 2010. 3:03 PM
cool :)
=SMART= says: Jun 29, 2008. 4:18 AM
Here are my attempts :P mine seemed to just get wider as i drew the boxes lol
Kryptonite says: Oct 31, 2009. 3:29 AM
Wow nice, looks great if you ask me.
queen roo says: Apr 15, 2009. 12:36 PM
wow! and you did that with paper?? i never knew....
Xenel says: Mar 18, 2009. 2:31 PM
can you post the circle variation and maybe some other shapes?
uzerzero says: Jan 30, 2007. 7:58 AM
I'm loving the fountain pen :) I like doing little tedious things like this to pass time in class, or at work, but unfortunately X-Acto blades are frowned upon at school. If there was a method to do this that didn't involve an x-acto blade, this would be really incredible :)
imthatguy1125 says: Feb 28, 2009. 7:27 AM
use just 1 blade of sciorrs to cut and it works like a blade
fancypenguin845 says: Mar 13, 2008. 1:12 PM
a metal compass' pointy end works well... just score over the lines and separate.
data23 says: May 27, 2008. 5:08 PM
How long has that been your profile picture? I THINK U COPIER AUGHGGHGHGHAUFHGHGG (my war cry)
threecheersfornick says: Aug 8, 2007. 8:23 PM
You can take apart a cheap plastic pencil sharpener for the blade. Then pop it back in when the teacher comes to look at your work.
SmurfJ says: May 30, 2007. 8:33 PM
Well a teacher seeing you in class cutting paper with scissors OR an exacto would be a little worried. What i do is run a regular ball point pen along hte lines over and over again with lots of pressure untill it 'cuts' the paper it doesnt look as clean, but it works!
Trebawa says: Sep 8, 2007. 10:16 AM
When i'm bored in class I do this and it works. When using relatively thin lined filler paper, you only need to push down hard enough the first time and the paper will neatly split.
Clayton H. says: Feb 28, 2009. 8:59 PM
Newspaper is easier. *wink*
Jesus Christ says: Mar 21, 2009. 3:30 PM
or bring a little razor blade to school and keep your jacket sleeve over your hand? or just use a pocket knife and tell your teacher its for self protection...
struckbyanarrow says: May 14, 2009. 3:55 PM
self protection... that wont get you suspended at all......
Clayton H. says: Mar 21, 2009. 5:25 PM
a guy inventeda marker with a little tiny razor blade in it. could use that.
gadgeteer says: Feb 4, 2007. 4:13 AM
If you fold your sheet of paper down the middle then you can use scissors instead of a craft knife. Fold, make a cut in each end of your foldd sheet, starting at the fold and ending before you reach the oppoite side (because you'll end up with two pieces of paper if you cut any further). Unfold and fold in half 'the other way' and make another two cuts. Repeat from the top with more cuts going towards the center of the paper.
fungus amungus (author) says: Jan 30, 2007. 11:32 AM
If you can use scissors, go for those. Open the scissors up all the way and use them like an x-acto to start all the cuts and then fold them back up to cut like normal for the rest of it.
babymama11 says: Feb 11, 2009. 7:43 AM
this was so much fun i cant believe it. but my cuz showed me a hardr way: get a square peice of paper then cut verticle lines 'bout 1 cm. apart next make horizantal lines then add a little line going down the horizantal lines its juct like yours fungus but its more complicated **how do u make the circle pyramid?**
aufachse5 says: Feb 6, 2009. 6:49 PM
very niec great job
babymama11 says: Feb 6, 2009. 2:44 PM
this was so awesome to make! out of paper
Bassystacey says: Dec 2, 2008. 8:22 PM
Cool! It worked!
Metaferia says: Aug 17, 2008. 1:16 PM
did someone done this in paint or word? it will be much easier and will look nicer. thanks
=SMART= says: Jun 29, 2008. 3:56 AM
Very nice, i like the circle variation too, ill try this now and post pics later :D
kenny94 says: Jun 17, 2008. 8:50 PM
laser cutter + sheet metal and hooks...
jonathansmith says: Apr 16, 2008. 8:22 PM
cool..would really look good on thin metal sheets...hmm..ill try it out and post some pics!
majjck says: Apr 2, 2008. 12:30 PM
wow, i always wanted to know how they made these. nice job!
noahh says: Oct 1, 2006. 11:17 AM
nice
tigerboy says: Apr 2, 2008. 11:27 AM
right on
Uru Wolf says: Feb 11, 2008. 12:51 PM
I might have to get some sheets of a3 or bigger and try this. I think my OCD is calling, lol.
corradini says: Dec 24, 2007. 9:06 PM
DUDE, You may be HIGHLY bummed by this comment -- but here goes: I used to make these things when I was, like, 7 years old. And there is a MUCH simpler way: 1. Get a square piece of paper. 2. Fold it along the diagonal (bring one corner over to the opposite corner and crease - you get a triangle.) 3) Fold it again - this time "left-to-right". You have another, smaller, triangle. 4) Now, using scissors, just cut almost all the way through, starting at the top of the triangle, and alternating from left to right with right to left. 5) Unfold the thing and lay it flat. Find the center. Lift. Done.
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