Monday, October 6, 2008

New Thing #269--Make Your Own

I was browsing through the entries on wikiHow this morning and saw a whole category, Pop Up Cards, that I'd not noticed before. I was in a crafty mood, so today I made a pop up card using the Robert Sabuda Method.

I was not familiar with Robert Sabuda, but a little research enlightened me. He is a
children's book author, illustrator and pop-up book maker. According to his bibliography, he's produced almost two dozen "engineered" books.

wikiHow had more than a dozen choices for pop up cards; many of them were holiday-themed. I chose the Frankenstein card, because Halloween is coming up in a couple of weeks. The card was easy to make. There were two pages that needed to be printed. (The directions suggested a heavy paper like cardstock). The next step was to cut everything out, score the fold lines, and do all the folding. After gluing all the pieces together, the card was done. The directions suggested coloring it, but I actually liked it in black and white.

I may be making several of these cards to send out to friends.


  1. I always, always come across entries on pop-up cards when I'm browsing Wikihow [so, daily]. As evidenced by my origami experiments, I'm not sure this is the best thing for me. Yours is cute though!

  2. This looks like tons of fun. I'll check it out!

  3. I love Robert Sabuda. I have all of his popup books. I bought two books that teach popup construction and I used them when I taught Sunday School to 5th graders, but I have since put them on the shelf and will probably never use them again. That's hard work.