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Easy Paper Illusion

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If your kid (or you) loves to stump their siblings, friends or family members then this easy illusion is just for them!

Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends!

Start with a  piece of paper (we’ve used rectangular and square with good results). To start, go ahead and measure and draw out these lines. Once you get the hang of it you won’t need to (the results are better without seeing the lines).

One horizontal line across the middle – this is to know where to stop cutting.

One vertical line to the middle of one side and two vertical lines about 1/3 in on the other side.

Cut these vertical lines right up until the center line.

Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends! Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends!

Now, holding one side down, carefully turn just one side over. So you’re flipping over 1/2 of the paper.

Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends! Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends! Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends!

Stand it up and take a look.

Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends! Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends!

It looks like you’ve cut up a paper, but how? You can’t put it back together!

Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends!

You can see how it’s a bit better of an illusion without the line. Now have people try and figure out how you did it! Obviously this works best if they can’t pick it up.

Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends!

Try it out on your kids and see what they think!

Easy paper illusion, fun "trick" for the kids to impress their friends!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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