Paper Illusions

Martin Gardner Inspired Alice in Wonderland Monocular Illusions

As part of the Celebration of Mind Martin Gardner 50th Anniversary, I was asked by ThinkFun to create a monocular illusion series with an Alice In Wonderland theme. Martin Gardner is the author of “The Annotated Alice” and is a famous puzzle and math expert. So using one of his visual illusions to recreate the original Lewis Carol book art seemed like a great project to mark the occasion. You can find out more about the project and download other related materials here.


Alice Box Illusion

Check out this fun illusion with an Alice in Wonderland themed box of animals.

Now make your own:

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Alice in Wonderland Monocular Illusion

Follow puzzle expert Chris Morgan as he walks through my Alice design showing you how to build it and appreciate the illusion for yourself.

Now make your own:

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Humpty Illusion

Follow puzzle expert Chris Morgan as he walks through my Humpty design showing you how to build it and appreciate the illusion for yourself.

Now make your own:

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Alice Horse Illusion

Follow puzzle expert Chris Morgan as he walks through my Alice Horse design showing you how to build it and appreciate the illusion for yourself.

Now make your own:

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Queen of Hearts Illusion

Follow puzzle expert Chris Morgan as he walks through my Queen of Hearts design showing you how to build it and appreciate the illusion for yourself.

Now make your own:

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More Illusion Fun...

ThinkFun CEO Bill Ritchie had a close relationship with Martin Gardner throughout his life and has a healthy obsession with visual illusions. He has commissioned me to create other paper illusions over the years. Check some of them out here:


Thinky the Dragon Illusion

Thinky the Dragon, is a revamp I created of ThinkFun’s original 20 yrs old Dragon Illusion. Thinky went viral a few years ago, and many more 3D illusions have emerged since then.

Check out the original here on thinkfun.com


The Wooden Block Illusion

For ThinkFun, I made this easy wooden block illusion… a great starter illusion to create for little ones. Chris Morgan from Celebration of Mind explains how to build it in this video.

Download the pdf to try it out for yourself.


The Rubber Ducky Illusion

Again for ThinkFun, I made this cute rubber ducky illusion…which became spokesduck for Math Awareness Month 2014. Chris Morgan from Celebration of Mind explains how to build it in this video.

Download the pdf to try it out for yourself.


The Rocket Ship Illusion

And once again, you guessed it, for ThinkFun, I made this great rocket ship illusion…another fun and easy illusion to start for little ones. Chris Morgan from Celebration of Mind explains how to build it in this video.

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