How to make a pop-up scene Created 21 March 2004 My son and I made this pop-up scene (click it for a larger view): It was easy and fun, and it really does fold flat then pop up when opened. Here's how to do it. You will need stiff paper, drawing tools, scissors, and glue. If you want to be really precise, a ruler could help, but I found it wasn't necessary. How much you plan the scene ahead of time is up to you. Take one sheet of stiff paper, and fold it in half. The geometry of the pop-up is straightforward: each separate element has a vertical front (the part with the drawing), and a horizontal support (that attaches to the backdrop). If those two gluing distances are right, then when the scene is opened, each element will form a rectangle with the base and the backdrop. Draw the backdrop and the base on the sleeve. Draw each separate element of the scene on a piece of stiff paper. Each element also needs enough paper left above it for the support. Fold the base tab. These are things I figured out as I went along:
DIY: Wearable words When I was looking around for tutorials on making paper beads, I found some really striking "book beads" and accessories, now collected in this post. I understand (after all the browsing) that you can make really durable "beads" easily ... very little time, skill or money required. Woohoo! Who doesn't need more jewelery? (UPDATE 6/12: See the follow up post for more wordy accessories) First, this wonderful necklace. Inexpensive, easy scrap-paper earrings? Need a little more inspiration? Papercraft animal alphabet This is the official announcement for the papercraft alphabet I just finished uploading. That was quite some work, especially with two hyperactive kids climbing all over me while I am typing. By the way, if you speak German: Hätte auch auf Deutsch funktioniert. Anyway, the alphabet is now complete – a collection of 26 papercraft templates for all letters 0f the alphabet, each representing an animal, thing, or people starting with that letter: You will find the complete list of templates here. Here is a ZIP file containing all templates as PDFs. Have fun with these – and if you do, I wouldn’t mind if you help to spread the word… Edit: I have just uploaded numbers to go with the alphabet.
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