How to Make a Secret Accordion Card




Introduction: How to Make a Secret Accordion Card

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Step 1: 1.

write your letter or a secret message on a letter-sized sheet of paper

Step 2: 2.

and fold in half, lengthwise...

Step 3: 3.

and fold in half, again..

Step 4: 4.

and again.

Step 5: 5.

Fold together again, so that you have a thin strip of paper...

Step 6: 6.

and draw lines like this.

Step 7: 7.

and make a series of cuts alternately upwards and downwards. Let the cuts approach the edges but leave a piece of paper intact there.

Step 8: 8.


Step 9: 9.

Straighten the paper on a table. Make sure it doesn't get twisted. Unfold to get the original letter format. Straighten the folds with the side of your palm.

Step 10: 10.

Take the letter by the top and bottom and stretch. You will get a net and the message will be impossible to read. If you put the letter back to its original shape, you will get a readable message again.

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    4 Discussions


    10 years ago

    Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is pretty cool, but I think it's a bit easy to figure out what was written - just flatten it out.  Maybe if it was used as an addition to a code, but not as a code in and of itsself.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, shoot. Thanks for the comment. I actually uploaded pictures and they are supposed to be shown, but somehow it didn't go through I think. I'll try once again. Thanks!