Since I have devoted my last few posts to pop-ups, I’ve decided to put together a brief introduction to this magical bit of paper engineering. There are many fabulous in-depth resources to making pop-ups: this post is not one of those. Instead, I offer here a couple of introductory type of handouts.
For in-depth looks at pop-ups visit
- http://www.popularkinetics.com/making_page.html This is Carol Barton’s site. Back in the late 1980’s I took my first class in pop-ups with Carol at The Center for Book Arts. Since that time she has taught pop-ups world-wide and has written a couple of fun, colorful books on the subject.
- http://www.robertsabuda.com/popmakesimple.asp A discussion of pop-ups just can not be had without mentioning Robert Sabuda. The first book I saw of his was an all white Christmas Alphabet book: awe-inspiring.
- http://www.origami-resource-center.com/pop-up-card-heart.html This is mostly an origami site, but it has a few pop-ups, and I like the simple, straight forward way the directions are laid out.
I’ve dug into my archives and pulled out the reference page below that I created at a time long ago.
For a look at pages of pop-ups done by elementary age students, take a look at my last three posts