During this past week of Little Tree Studios Summer Camp, fifteen little artists became paper engineers and created their very own pop-up book.
Our first day of camp we wrote our short stories and made our title pages for our books. We learned how to make simple lift flaps. Many of us used the flaps to introduce the characters in the story.
The second day we designed our pop-up book covers and learned how to make wheels. We had many creative ideas! Treasure boxes that turned to show treasures, clocks that turned to show a day in the life of a pigeon, a list of rules given by a queen, binoculars that turned to show what was being seen through the lenses, a newspaper being read by batman turned to show the Joker had escaped from jail!
Tab Castles and angle folds were taught on the third day of camp.
For the castles we all used the same pattern but changed the details to suit our stories, changing the castles into cheese factories, Minecraft house, or duplicating the Queen of Hearts or Elsa's and Anna's castle.
Next we made one or two Pull Tabs, cat persons jumping up and down, bat mobiles, kittens hiding under logs, and truck loads of lettuce being delivered to fat rats named Dudley.
Here are just a few of our book covers and Angle Fold Pop-Ups of animals and people.
By the end of the week we had created 5-6pages of pop-ups. The week was a blast, and all of our hard work paid off! We each shared our favorite pages with the group and told each other what we liked about each others work.
We all received a Pop-Up Book Certificate for our creative designs, Perfect Pull Tabs, Fanciful Flaps, Awesome Angle Folds and Wonderful Wheels.
See you at the Next Studio!