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Try it yourself! Have some fun at home, cause some trouble in the office... Post your own videos on YouTube and let us know what cool things you do with sticky note sidewriting!

One of our favorite effects with sticky notes is what we call sidewriting: where an image builds up on the side of the stack at the bottom of a sticky note waterfall.

All you need is a few zigzag pads of sticky notes (the kind made for pop-up dispensers). Stick them together with all the zigzags going side to side, so that it makes one TALL pad of sticky notes. If you write or draw something on the side of this, it'll be revealed when the waterfall stacks up.

You can also make what we call a flip card that falls on top of the waterfall when it's done. That's as simple as putting a sticky note on top hanging over the edge so that it'll flip down in front of the sidewriting image when the waterfall finishes. Take a look at the video to see all the details.

Now sidewriting isn't limited to just one pad. To see some big sidewriting, take a look at the video we did for Comic-Con. You'll see sidewriting build up across a huge waterfall three feet wide. That's twelve pads wide and many, many pads tall. It took a couple hours to build that one!

So have fun with sidewriting and post your videos on YouTube! Let us know what cool things with sticky notes you can come up with!

The Extreme Sticky Note Experiments, by Fritz Grobe (the short one) and Stephen Voltz (the tall one). Directed by Chris Cantwell. Produced by DigiSynd and sponsored by ABC Family, OfficeMax, and our friends at Coca-Cola. Filmed in Burbank, California, with BIG help from Mike Miclon. Researched in Buckfield, Maine, with help from Matt & Jaime, Jason & Jackie, Mike, and the whole gang from the Oddfellow Theater and Celebration Barn Theater. Special thanks also to Oliver Luckett and the gang at DigiSynd.