Introduction: Slime Monster With Following Eye Illusion

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Yes the eye will follow you around like a creepy painting; this was sparked by a dragon paper craft I saw in which the head of the dragon would appear to follow you no matter how you moved it would follow. I have replicated that with my slime monsters eye and I will be showing you how I did it. In order to do this included the blank model and the finished model so you can create you own monster with or without the follow eye. Please leave feed back and enjoy. I also made a video to show the following eye in action.

Also please comment if you have questions. 


Step 1: Designing the Monster

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I had made a blank model that i have been using to create little paper craft dolls for a little while so i thought it would be okay for me to use it. I drew the tentacles with with a cyan color then used the pen tool to make the line art as you can see i did three and just made a mirrored 3 for both sides. you don't have to use the tentacles you can create arms for this your self by sketching then using the pen tool.

Step 2: Coloring and Features

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Using the magic wand tool I select the inside and used a green I liked to fill it with the paint bucket tool. Then I created a new layer and began to sketch out the features on the face with a cyan color. Afterwards, I take the pen tool to create the line art and colored them.

Step 3: Eye

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First I created the texture to the eye, But i had to remove it in order to fit cone in there. The cone shape is important it's angle allows for an optical illusion, but by it's self it will not really work it needs to be behind something. I can't show how i made the cone because I had a friend help me make it because he had 3-d software and I didn't but then we slapped it in to pepakura and we had are eye.

Step 4: Putting the Monster Together

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first cut it out using any tool you want.
It can be tricky when gluing this together I recommend gluing the eye together then the little tabs on the monster, but not the big tabs and then slipping the eye in and gluing it down then finish up by gluing the big tab and closing up the shape. There are three lines on the side of the monster that is for the arms you can cut into them and slide the arm in and glue it but it is really hard so I glued them to the outside by putting them on the edge of the line.

And that's all folks 


puppetmaster69 (author)2013-03-20

Hi the slime monster is good but could you draw the eye smaler, i made one and drew a smaler eye whith felt tip pens and it works better

sunshiine (author)2013-03-10

I love the eye! The little monster is cute! Congratulations on the win! Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!

chicopluma (author)2012-11-14

what a simple yet effective ilussion

Thanks :D more stuff is coming not illusion based but more paper sculpture-y

poofrabbit (author)2012-11-13

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!

:D me either im really proud of this and thankful for all the support people like you have given! also some new stuff is coming out and both are going to be way out there

ThorstenS (author)2012-11-09

Many thanks for this great paper craft!
I tweaked it a little bit for mit little 4yr old girl.

ThorstenS (author)ThorstenS2012-11-09

here it is :)

I LOVE IT!!!! XD it's a good job

hehe, thank you =)

sircaptaintigerotter (author)2012-10-31

Thank you every one for the support, Views, and votes it means a lot to me :3

syribia (author)2012-10-29

I finally figured it out!! Very cool!! Thank you for sharing it!

no problem

aroriv (author)2012-10-25


thanks XD

masynmachien (author)2012-10-25

Awesome application of the classic trick and very well documented!

thanks :D

Bar0116 (author)2016-05-11

Cool as

dappercry (author)2015-12-21

where to stick the eye?

benj.leongson (author)2014-10-23

Can I get a template???

jason.smith (author)2013-10-10

Been a while, I know.

Yet, I do have a life and banging my head against a brick wall until it bleeds really isn't a favorite activity of mine. Nonetheless, I just couldn't help but come back to this den of thievery and see if anything had changed.

Ha! A site that only cares about content and clicks actually enforcing their own policies regarding theft?!?! What was I thinking!?!? Silly me.

And, go figure, nothing's changed!

This paper toy and the template of it that you can download is a blatant ripoff of someone else's work. Just take a close look at at the template and you'll see what I mean. Guy can't even properly steal someone else's work.

So, you know...

Credit where credit is due. That's all I am seeking.

p.s. Added an image of the ORIGINAL paper toy by the ORIGINAL creator. Just for laughs, really, since nothing's going to be done about it.

milnuete (author)jason.smith2013-10-23

These are very cute monsters I have done a few for my granddaughters last year

thanks go to both the original creator and to the autor of this instructable


mikeasaurus (author)jason.smith2013-10-10

I agree that if this concept was inspired by another artist that attribution should be given, right in the introduction to avoid any confusion.

It is not a copyright violation to posting your own original pictures and text of projects based on others work, as long as it is not for commercial purposes.

The best thing you can do is post a link to the original author's work here in the comments (leaving one comment is enough), showing people where it is based from. We can only take direct action against an Instructable if it has infringed on copyright (by using another's pictures/text without consent) and we are contacted by the copyright holder.

Please stick to the "be nice" rule when leaving a comment.

polerix (author)2013-09-24

didn't have a color printer, so I painted it. also glued on twist ties to the tentacles to make them posable.

jason.smith (author)2013-03-20

Credit where credit is due. That's all I am seeking.

This paper toy, both the model and the art, was originally designed by an artist known as Tougui in 2009. It was not designed by this individual. Only the eye illusion modification is his original idea.

It saddens me that such creativity has been wasted on stealing someone else's hard work.

Credit where credit is due. That's all I am seeking.

sircaptaintigerotter (author)2012-10-28

basically you will have to glue the monster together and hot glue the inside of the tabs once u have the angle you like

roadnarrows (author)2012-10-25

Cool little monster-able!
What I've done is cut ping pong balls in half and paint pupils on the inside of them to use on portraits of people or animals for the same eye following effect.
The optical illusion works with any size half sphere really.

yep it does i also did the same thing here  with a potrait XD 

lbrewer42 (author)2012-10-25

LOL - This is exactly what I did when looking at the video - great job! I'd like to see one that looks like Mike off of Monsters, Inc.

:D thats a great idea i might do that XD

redpepper237 (author)2012-10-21

can you tell me how to make this I think it's AWESOME!!!!
P.S. vote for this!!!

basically all you have to do is print out the pdf titled monster then fold and glue but if you want to make your own monster then you have to get a 3d program and learn how to use it then get a program called pepakura which takes 3d models in to printable piece in which u cant print and fold then color and design in either Autodesk sketch book pro, photoshop, inkscape, gimp, or illustrator and then print it out fold it and glue it.

Greasetattoo (author)2012-10-17

Great instrucable!
Ever seen this site!
You might be interested!

Yeah thats what I used to create the eye with my friend who had that and a 3-d program. :D it's amazing

scoochmaroo (author)2012-10-16

zomg this is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this!

No problem I wanted to enter this into last night when this was finished but the site crashed and i wasn't able to do you think that an exception can be made.

You're in luck, check out this!

ikr XD it gave me time to do another instructable here

turbonegro (author)2012-10-16

Glue the arms first ?

lol you could but i did that last XD

ChrysN (author)2012-10-16

Cute! The following eye effect is really clever.

THANKS XD but yeah it was a lot of testing to get the angle.

urant (author)2012-10-16

Really really nice!

I'm going to make one for my son latter in the day.

Thank you for this great monster!

:D no problem but remember to us thick paper like card stock because regular paper is really to weak XD

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