Picture of Trippy Paper
Easy to make and cool to look at!

Step 1: Layout

Picture of Layout
The Amazing Paper

Dimensions For Layout

-Single square 4 and 1/2 inches
-Double square 2 inches
-Quad square 1 inch
-Octo square 1/2 inch
-Middle of single square to be drawn on 5.5 inch line (dead center of paper)


-Blank Paper
-Good Music
seiichiro5 years ago
can we just print out the layouts?
Yeah- that'd be a good idea- maybe someone with CAD or Illustrator could do up an SVG?

I made one..

me.johndoherty made it!7 months ago

I did one with UV responsive paper. Looks pretty cool. I may just do more of them and stick them together. Will post pix if I do so. :) Thanks for the good idea.

signposts5 years ago
After making you model from tis instructable i went on to make another similar one. Great work .
mario596 years ago
Some years ago I've downloaded a (free) program that will PRINT almost ANY SHAPE using this tecnique, using your printer and a standard A4 paper to be fold and cut. Very very neat for unusual postards & letters! ciao! Mario
What program? -PKT
I think that it is peperkura
inergy6 years ago
one word template
PKTraceur6 years ago
Nice! You should try different designs. -PKT
dakellymon6 years ago
Very cool, I have to try this, thanks.
jman!6 years ago
mine didnt turn out well :/ oh well i guess its pretty cool
baneat7 years ago
You could make a template with photoshop or something to improve it and make it easier to carry this instructable out.
Flumpkins7 years ago
What the heck please? At least please make please a template please before you please make a please instructpleaseable!!! (LOL!!! It says be nice!!!)
Flumpkins7 years ago
Nvm my other comment didn't go on lol
Flumpkins7 years ago
Oh, nvm... Lol sorry!!! I apoligize like 20 times
Nice effect - would have looked better without the red pen though! Cheers, Pat. Pending
Presumably you could reverse fold all the creases when you're finished to make it pop out in the other direction.
Marojale vaxjo7 years ago
If you reversed all the creases, wouldn't it just be a flat piece of paper again?
No because you would reverse the center crease as well.
vaxjo Marojale7 years ago
Because I'm not at all delaying going to work I decided to whip one of these up to explain myself more clearly. The first picture is the front side, done just as, sigh, Riotstarter_13 describes. The second is the same piece of paper folded backwards: same three-dimensional pattern but without pen marks (you'll notice, and undoubtedly appreciate, the fact that since I was demonstrating the reverse of this Instructable I decided to use pink paper and a black pen). Additionally, I banged out a GIF of the fold pattern for anyone so inclined (just print it out and cut away). Also attached is the source Photoshop file. Finally, since it's a little early in the day for me to be taking "some trippy drugs" I Photoshopped a psychedelic version to look at while I drink my coffee.
front side.JPGreverse side.JPGtrippy paper.giftrippy.JPG
Marojale vaxjo7 years ago
Oh sorry I had something totally different pictured in my head when you said 'pop out the other direction'... Someone should scale this up into stairs or garden architecture...
Riotstarter_13 (author) 7 years ago
vaxjo thats really sick dude
Kiteman7 years ago
Yay, fractals! Spookily, I designed a template for a kite that looks a lot like this. Maybe I'll post the triangular one instead.
travgag7 years ago
wicked dude, sure theres lots of possibilitites
Bongmaster7 years ago
or you can get the 3d paper card software from Tama soft ;)