Introduction: Magic Dice Illusion - Download and Make for Free!

An intriguing optical illusion for everyone to download and make for free.
This model was originally published on
There are no moving parts in the model but as you move the model side to side the dice appear to float around above the baseboard. Weird!
Download the parts from the link and make your own Magic Dice Illusion!


Step 1:

Print the two pages onto thin card (230 gsm / 67lb) Score along the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.

Step 2: Making the Base

Glue together the base folding the flaps on the sides to make right angled triangle tubes. Glue the two stiffeners into place across the the back of the base.

Step 3: The Dice

The secret of the illusion is that the dice are actually assembled inside out. Glue together the two dice inside out as shown above.

Step 4:

Glue together the two stands.
Glue the stands to the dice corners as shown in the second picture.

Step 5: Completing the Model.

Glue the stands to the base and you're done.
Hold the base at arm's length, close one eye and gently rock the board side to side, blink your open eye a couple of time and be amazed as the hollow dice suddenly appears to be solid! Magic!

Step 6: The Reveal.

That's magic!