Pop-up cards, folders and books are a great way to add an extra dimension to your homeschooling. Find out how to make them zing with these instructions, resources and ideas!
Pop Ups are a great tool for educators because they can range from simple cards to complex paper engineering. They work great for math lessons because they can involve measuring and the geometry can be complex. But how can you use them in your homeschooling? Let's find out.
Here are my favorite educational ways to use them.
A simple version of this type of book can be easy to make once you know how. Here are instructions for a basic book - check out the resources for more complex ideas.
Still not clear? Try this video instead.
There are some great resources on the web - here are my favorites.
Templates and Downloads
The downloads and instructions are here.
As well as making your own, you can also buy some great educational versions. There are a whole series from one publisher that includes The Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book
Look out also for 3D Rain Forest
If you want books to help you make your own, try The Pop-Up Book: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating Over 100 Original Paper Projects
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