I've spent several hours making a prototype of the devilish Jacob's ladder shown in the drawings below. It isn't hard to DO, in that the skills you need are not high level. But the tricky part is remembering the order of the steps and not gluing when you think you probably should. It's very easy to make a stuck-together mess of things, and if that happens, all there is to do is peel things apart and start over.
I wanted a seven page or block ladder so I started with 14 blocks of cardboard approximately 3 1/2" high and 4 1/2" wide and three pieces of 1/2" wide x 40" long ribbon. (In the actual edition I will be using clear plastic strips cut from the bottom of a shower curtain liner so that the printed images will show even though the strips pass over them.)
I first drew lines on seven of the blocks as shown in step 1.