Monday, April 22, 2013

How to Make a Simple Pop Up

This past weekend we made pop ups.  We had received a pop up card and C was intrigued how the card was made so I decided to show her how to make a simple pop up. As an Elementary Art Teacher my students would always love making any type of pop up art. Keep reading to find out how to make a simple pop up.
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9x12 construction paper
Construction paper scraps

First fold the construction paper in half like this, but keep it folded.

On the fold, create two cuts that are about an inch apart.  You can create more cuts if you want more pop up elements.

Open up the folded paper and reverse fold the part you cut like this.

This is what the pop out part looks like from the side.

Lastly, cut out the shapes or objects that you want to pop out. If you want to add a second piece of paper to the back so there is no holes or if you want it to be a greeting card.

In our finished pop up, C connected two papers together and the caterpillar was popped out with two pop out pieces.


If you love making pop ups, you'll love this book:


  1. Oh, pop-ups! These take me back to my childhood, Melissa. Great post.

  2. That is cute idea! Love the simple pop-up card idea!


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