How to Make Your Own Pop-Up Creature
Learn how to make your own pop-up character from a master pop-up book engineer.
Remember flipping through pop-up books as a kid, and thinking that they seemed so magical? With each page-turn, intricate scenes unfolded, springing to life.
Of course, pop-up mechanics aren’t magic. Through years of experimentation, pop-up book artist Matthew Reinhart has learned how to engineer the perfect pop using paper, glue, and a lot of creativity.
Want to try your hand at it? Reinhart has created easy-to-follow instructions so that you, too, can get popping.
After you glue each piece, try folding the base paper in half to see if the creature is folding correctly.
Show us how yours turned out in the comments.