- Here is a website that will get you started. Just keep clicking around the site to find stuff. There is lots of stuff that is somewhat buried. This, for instance is a little hard to find. Start at this page -- it shows how to make a basic pop-up (note there is a second page).
- Here is another instruction for a simple pop-up -- from a published pop-up artist.
- History of pop-ups -- look around the site while you are there.
- Here is a page of fancy pop-ups. Click on the photos to show bigger views. That bigger view may help you figue out how to make similar pop-ups. Here is a one-piece chair that I can't figure out. Can you make it - or something close to it?
Tools and materials needed for professional work -- you can start with a lot
1 Craft knife -- fine tip
2 Metal straight edge
3 Cutting mat
4 Removable tape to adhere the pattern to the cardstock
5 Soft pencil
8 Cardstock, from about
to .024" thick
9 Scoring tool
10 Embossing stylus
11 Bone folder -- or the back of your scoring tool
13 Circle cutter
14 Hole punches
17 Adjustable divider -- for transferring measurements.
19 Adhesives for laminating
20 Coloring method -- although much of this work is presently done without coloring.
NOTE: There is much opportunity to use other papercraft techniques with pop-up
creations -- such as dyeing, embossing, marbling, collage, rubber stamping and
such. The art, craft and sculpture worlds are waiting for experts to show how
into a full blown art form that will embrace all
these diverse art techniques.