Here's a quick pop-up that only takes a few minutes and has a nice effect. All you need is a printer (preferably color) and something to cut with.

Original design by Masahiro Chatani.

Step 1: Print Out this File

I love stuff like this!!
this should be easy...... oops, printer crashed...
heh. I made/showed some similar + others at Maker Faire Austin. I modified the &quot;zigzag&quot; to fix a standard business card, and the staircase to fit a standard 3x5 card. Templates/pix at<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://mew.cx/mf2007tx/">http://mew.cx/mf2007tx/</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://picasaweb.google.com/mike.weiblen/MewStuffAustinMakerFaire2007?pli=1">http://picasaweb.google.com/mike.weiblen/MewStuffAustinMakerFaire2007?pli=1</a><br/><br/>cheers<br/>-- mew<br/>
You have tensegrity made out of straws, that's awesome!
kinda looks like a piano keyboard
it is very easy,i like it
great job
Wonderful Work! Congratulations!
Lots of scope with this paper techniques - here are some more efforts. This was a project we did at school as light relief.
howd u do the last one??
OK I had a little time this afternoon so i have redrawn the stairs for you - This should work - or be very close so you can see the changes required. unfortunately I don't have time to make it. However I post some more of similar projects.
On the net - which I have drawn A3 so the actual stairs should fit on an A4 page OK - The black lines should be cut and the green lines folded. I put the model on there so you can see which way to fold.
u cant tell da dif between the green and blak lines
Mmm I can see the difference on my flat screen monitor - But I will post another in red/black with thicker lines so you should be able to see them. remember I haven't made this I just drew it so there may be some errors.
WOW!! i love the stairs one :D
Until I return to school next week I can not access the drawings we did but for the time here are some sources to wet your appetite.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-make-pop-up-paper-stairs-170419/">Video</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1237510">pattern</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/craft/popupcard_en/">Free programme</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://pair.com/mformat/images/popupa.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.paper-paper.com/projects6.html&h=453&w=384&sz=127&tbnid=BjEnm9beotMJ:&tbnh=127&tbnw=108&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpopup%2Bcards&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&cd=1">Inspiration</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.makersgallery.com/joanirvine/howto.html">Simple popup</a><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Pop-Up-Card">Wikihow</a><br/><br/>Have fun.<br/>
dude, is there a pattern i can get for the stairs?????
wow! those are amazing!
Yeah, please post some templates. If you can't, it's ok, but remember this, you let down a lot of people. (3... Maybe 4, I Dunno?)
That last one is sweet! Any chance you could upload a template?
I invented something like this, I folded a paper in half tallways then I folded the top to the bottom. I then lifted up the "Flaps" and got a ruler. I drew a line down the still folded spot every Cm. I then cut along those lines. I un folded it but not all the way so that if i didnt cut it the paper would be a very narrow "V". Every 2 "Bridges" I reversed the crease. That creates a neat effect. I taped two of those together and made a springy hat : )
I think we need a picture of this hat. Yes. Yes we do.
can you put up and instructable on your design as well?
Uhhh..... I guess... maybe.... I don't know. i'LL see
Nice Fungus!! i made this, its quite easy once you have printed the template, just have to be careful you don't cut the wrong line :D Thanks for sharing!
O_O! Cool! It's not so hard but still sweet looking.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://mindgrove.endless-hope.net/?p=71">I made one here.</a><br/>Thanks!<br/><br/>
Nice photo shoot there!
thats really cool!!!!!!!!!! im obsessed with paper masha
This style of pop-up card is known as Origamic Architecture (or OA, for short). If you are interested in making this style of card, check out the OA community site at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.origamicarchitecture.org">http://www.origamicarchitecture.org</a> .<br/>
Whoah, there's an OA community. This design is from Ondori Popup Origamic Architecture. I found it in a used bookstore a couple years ago. I agree with that site's opinion of the animals in the book, though. Very boring.
I love these pop-up things! Nice instructable, and and the print out idea was good. <br/> =P<br/>
I'm going to have to try this. +5/5 stars. (added to favorites)
Well, my first attempt did not go too well. I guess I will have to try again! This is so cool!
sweet, very cool and easy ! great job mspark400

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