How to Make a Hologram on Paper


Making a hologram is a simple procedure that makes anyone look like a professional. The process is easy to do but requires the right tools that can be purchased from a hobby supply store as well as items found around the house. Once you have the right tools, you are about an hour away from making amazing art concepts on paper.

Step 1

Keep the film plate in the box. Place the object on the floor. Fill the soda can with sand.

Step 2

Secure the clothes pin on the diode. Place this in the sand to stand securely in place.

Step 3

Remove the adjustable lens on the diode and point it at the object. Turn off all lights.

Step 4

Balance the cardboard in up against the diode, positioning it between the object and removing all illumination from it. This is the shutter that will "open" to expose the film plate.

Step 5

Remove the film plate from the box in the darkest possible area of the room, holding it with tongs.

Step 6

Place a holographic plate with the tongs perpendicular to the ground against the object between it and the diode.

Step 7

Open the shutter by lifting the cardboard slowly and exposing the object through the film plate with the diode for ten seconds.

Step 8

Replace the shutter in position, removing light from the object.

Step 9

Follow instructions for holographic plate from the box it was purchased in, generally allowing it to soak in two solutions for several minutes, one after the other.

Step 10

Remove the plate with tongs and allow it to dry standing up.

Step 11

Peel the paper from the holographic plate.

Step 12

Shine natural light through at the hologram and look at it.

Tips and Warnings

  • Never look directly into a laser diode.

Things You'll Need

  • Holographic film plates
  • Red holography laser with adjustable lens
  • Holography processing kit
  • Bright object
  • Clothespins
  • Soda can
  • Sand
  • 3 Small trays
  • 3 Large trays
  • Tongs
  • Distilled water
  • Darkroom
  • Cardboard sheet 8x11"
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About this Author

In 2001, Kay Miranda had her second screenplay purchased, then started writing a weekly column in "The Messenger," with work appearing in "Xquisite" and "Valley Scene Magazine." Miranda earned a Bachelor of Arts in bio-psychology from the University of Colorado. Fortunate to play collegiate tennis, Miranda has extensive travel and coaching experience.

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