How to Make a Pop-up Book

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    A pop-up book is exciting for children. It takes the story and brings it to life with moving characters and illustrations. Children also enjoy writing their own stories. Imagine their excitement if they can make a pop-up book about their own story. Follow these steps to learn how to make a simple pop-up book.

    Things You'll Need

    • Card stock
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Pencil
    • Ruler

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    Fold two 8 1/2-by-11 pieces of card stock in half. Place one piece of card stock to the side. Mark a dot in the center on the outside folded edge.

    Draw a horizontal 2-inch line extending from the dot towards the unfolded edge of the card stock. Cut the line beginning at the folded edge working inwards.

    Bend the flaps backwards to form two right triangles. Form a crease then open the flaps again. Open the whole page.

    Set the card stock on the table so it looks like a tent. Push your finger on the top of the triangles and push the cut edges through the other side. Turn your card stock over and when you open and close the book it will resemble a talking beak to make a pop-up book.

    Illustrate an animal or person using the pop-up as the mouth. Take the second sheet of card stock and glue it on the outside making sure not to apply glue around the mouth. Color your pop-up book.

    • Cut a jagged line to make the animal or person have teeth.
    • Supervise young children when using scissors while making the pop-up book to avoid injuries.