Cool Toy Illusion

I found this cool little illusion once. I don’t remember where, but I stumbled across it again in my bookmarks. It’s basically like an origami figure that appears to turn it’s head to watch you as you move throughout the room. It looks cool in the video, but it’s even cooler to see in person. It’s not that hard to make. You just print out the PDF file and cut and fold along the lines. I found it works best if you put it in a clear glass jar. Something about the way the jar effects the light seems to make it harder for your eyes to see it as it really is. It also helps to have it at roughly eye level. It can “look” up and down, but not as well as it can from side to side.

Check it out! There’s a video on the website.

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