Have you ever wondered how to make a pop up book like you see in the bookstores? It can be done much easier than you may think. Sure, there are some really fancy pop up books, but kids can have a whole lot of fun with nothing more than some paper, scissors and a little imagination. This past week, my daughter discovered a whole new world
How to make a Pop Up Book
The easiest way to start a pop up book is to take a piece of paper and cut 2 small equal slits. Then you fold in the piece that you just cut, giving you a 90 degree angle on the inside fold.
You can glue creatures, pictures, or figures on the pop out folds to make them stand up when you open your page.
Tip: To create interest, make some of the cuts different widths and thickness. That will allow your creatures to pop up at different perspectives.
Once you have all your pages done, you can just glue the backs together to form a book. My daughter has about 5 pages done but not the cover. This is one of those projects that keeps getting more fun as she figures out new ways to do the pages and create the story.
Want some help learning to make pop up books? Try this book from Amazon.com
Have you ever made a pop up book? Got any tips for making it even more fun? I’d love to hear!