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Interactive Pop Up Book School Project


Pop Up Book School Project
          Hi friends, my daughter came home last week and said she had to make a "chart" for an English poem! I was quite perplexed  I must admit!
          Education is rather progressive nowadays...her English teacher had assigned different poems to groups of children and each group had to creatively present the poem in class using  power point presentations,vocabulary quizzes  and pictorial charts. What a fun way to learn wont you agree...!!!
My daughter's group was assigned the poem " The Old Wife and the Ghost" by James Reeves.
Pop Up Book School Project
           The theme was just perfect to make an Interactive book and so I encouraged my daughter to make a  pop up book. Our plans were rather grand to start with but oooh it was pretty time consuming  involving brainstorming what elements to make , what scenes to draw, working out the paper engineering aspects, making rough templates etc etc..hehe I think you get the picture ! And at one point I nearly abandoned the idea!
             Well finally we decided that a few well made pages were better than a dozen sloppily made pages and we settled on  a cover page and 3 interactive pop up pages .
I  hope you get time to watch the video we put together and give my kiddo a thumbs up! Also  please  do forgive the barking dog in the background ...our neighbor  has just got a new dog and poor thing has not quite settled in!
 
All graphics and illustrations are by my 11 yr old. She used stamps and distress inks plus some freehand paper cutting to create the cover page
 Pop Up Book School Project
The first page has a  pop up house in the center with blades of grass  and shrubs popped up behind it.  The book is rather huge ..measuring 12 x 9 inches and I had to do quite a bit of maths to work out the dimensions of the pop up house....will not bore you with all the details but will share a few steps on how it came about.
Pop Up House
My daughter used the TCW Mini Bricks Stencil and Distress Inks  on Cream colored card stock to create the brick walls.
Pop Up House
We die cut windows and added glitter strips for window bars and pattern paper for the curtains.

Pop Up House
Fabric curtains were not a good idea as it could get entangled and affect the pop up mechanism on opening and closing.

Pop Up House

Pop Up House
The house has gluing tabs on 2 walls and is technically called a box type of pop up. Here is the link to a simpler Pop Up House Card Tutorial I have shared earlier.
Pop Up House
The roof is not glued on but rests snugly on a supporting piece which also acts as the chimney. I got this design idea from Robert Sabuda, the master of all great pop ups

Pop Up House roof
Though I had to help quite a bit in the paper engineering aspect of the book my daughter was the real artist, creating the sky and grass using distress inks  and drawing the ghost freehand . 
Pop Up Book School Project
I experimented with 2 hidden pop up slider mechanism  in this project and they helped to create a bit of drama by making the moon rise and ghost pop up on saying the right lines from the poem!
Pop Up Book School Project
 The Old wife had a very neat kitchen so this pop up scene inside the cottage was in contrast to the darkness of the first outdoor pop up . My daughter helped design the oven  and the kitchen cupboards which were easy pop up mechanism.
Pop Up Book -Kitchen
 Decorating the kitchen was real fun. My mom had come to spend Sunday with us and we even took her input on design of the wall paper and the flooring!
DIY Pop Up Book
Adorable Cottage Cutz dies were used to create the basket of fruits and the Creative Expressions kitchen utensils were painstakingly die cut by my daughter. Hehe I must say it was a Sunday spent very creatively!
Pop Up Kitchen Scene
We used silver and black card-stock to make the oven.

Pop Up Kitchen
And lo... above the window is the ghost peeping in!

Pop Up Book
The last scene depicts the ghost banging the pots and pans and being a naughty ghost!!! This pop up mechanism was the most challenging ...requiring several rough drafts and experimenting with different weights of paper before I got it perfect. But once I got the paper engineering part of it right my daughter had a gala time adding cups and saucers! She even thought of  the little details like adding broken cutlery on the floor!
Handmade Pop Up Book
And here is the proud little girl...[not so little any more] with her pop up book.
Pop Up Book School Project
 She took the Pop Up Book to school today and everyone including her English teacher were super impressed with it. Sigh...well worth all the effort I guess!!
And please do give a thumbs up on her video if you can spare a moment. It will mean so much to her!

Supplies : Dies : Grass : Dienamics [MFT ]Grassy Edges, Shrub : Spellbinders Ferns, Kitchen Utensils : Creative Expressions Necessities Apron Die. Fruits and Vegetables : Cottage Cutz Cornucopia, Basket : Cottage Cutz Spring Basket with Ducks, Flower Vase : Cottage Cutz Birdbath. Window : Sizzix Tim Holtz Window and Window Box,Cupboard : Couture Creations Victorian Square,Oven Burners : Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles,Cup : Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup. Cup , Mugs , Kettle: Paper Smooches Coffee and Tea.
Linking to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a die cut
DL Art February
Pixie's Snippets Playground - lots of snippets used on every page of this Pop up book!

52 comments:

  1. oh woow!
    so awesome!

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  2. What a fabulous pop-up book, you have a very talented daughter! I love the video. xx

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  3. A fabulous pop-up book Sonya, I'm sure your daughter was the only one that created such a fabulous interactive project.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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    1. Hehe you are right she was the only one who created a pop up book. We have made interactive charts in the past for her school charts but this was the first time she took such a grand project!

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  4. This is so beautiful!! Great project!

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    1. Thank you so much Valerija

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  5. SO amazing!!!! Your daughter is extremely lucky to have a crafty mom like you. Love the pop up book!!

    Lynn

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    1. Thank you so much ...I do try to encourage her to put in that little bit of extra effort!

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  6. Wow, this is really impressive. Back when I was that age our school projects usually consisted of writing an essay

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    1. Hehe and even now in many schools poetry in English school means
      just memorizing the poem !!

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  7. Absolutely fabulous! Your daughter is a genius! Brilliant project! This is a keepsake!

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    1. Thank you so much ....hehe her teacher asked my daughter if she could keep the book but my daughter is quite attached to her book and brought it back home!!

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  8. Wow! Fabulous, Sonia! And your daughter is so pretty! Kisses, my friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Mia...hehe she doesnt like to dress up and I had to cajole her to make her look presentable!!

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  9. Wow!! it is spectacular!! She did such an amazing job!! I love the details!! She's growing up fast!! And so beautiful!! I loved the video, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa....yes you have seen her grow over the years isnt it. And Thank you so much my friend for your supportive comments on youtube too...so appreciate it!

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  10. Fabulous pop up book! WOW! Pop up books were my favorite when I was a little girl. There was something magical about them. There is DEFINITELY lots of magic in this beautifully colored, delightful story. Hugs, de

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    1. Yes Donna...I too find pop up books magical and the current pop up artists like Robert Sabuda and Mathew Reinhart are creating some spectacular works of art

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  11. Definitely a genius pop u books with creative mind and great use of the dies on the theme, perfect!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Vinita...yes so lucky I had some cute dies I could use...hand-cutting everything would have been quite tedious!

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  12. I would say such a grand school project!! I definitely understand the effort both of you must have put

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  13. What a fabulous project Sonia, so much detail which must have taken you ages and clearly your daughter is very proud.

    B x

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  14. WOW! Amazing Details! I can only image the time you 2 lovely ladies put into creating this fantastic pop up project! She better have gotten an A++ for this because it is well worth it and a little bit more... Love it Sonia! You can tell how proud she is of her hard work! Love it!!!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  15. Wow, what an amazing book you both created here Sonia, I hope that your beautiful daughter got top makes for this project. Thank you for showing us how you made it too.

    Sue xx

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  16. Wow...
    What amazing details.such a talented daughter you have.
    Love

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  17. This is amazing and great efforts Prisha !! She's made her mama proud !
    cheers

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  18. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely fabulous! WOW very well done Prisha and Sonia! You must have had a lot of fun making this together, this is definitely well worth all of the effort! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  19. WOW this is fantastic ! you are very talented Prisha, I love all the little details you have added. Such a fantastic project x

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  20. Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww!!! This looks AMAZING!! LOVING all the details!!! Just ABSOLUTELY WOW!!! And funny, my maiden name is Julie Reeves!!! So I have something in common with the author!!!!!! :)

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  21. Wow!wow!wow!! That's absolutely stunning!! So much detailing! She had done a great job! Awesome!!

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  22. WOW!! awesome job!

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  23. A pop-up book for a poem ! I wonder what Prisha will create when in higher class may be a live working model ;)Kudos to all her hardwork,when crafter like me hesitate to create just one pop-up card bcoz of the time and detailed work, you both have made 3 !

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  24. You really did an extra awesome projects and very adorable!!! Looked like a fun project to make. Again, WOW!

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  25. Woww so fun and awesome Dr Sonia. . A very creative way of learning things .. Prisha you are a sweetheart love your effort in making your pop up book. . :)

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  26. If she doesn't get TOP MARKS for this then the teacher has to be biased! An incredible piece of work and ingenuity, I expected something a lot smaller than it is, so that makes it even more of a design win.
    Faith
    x

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  27. Amazing project. I watched on You Tiube, gave a thumbs up and commented.

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  28. Wow!!! Love pop ups and this book is filled with amazing mechanism and delightful details!! You both rock! :D Well done!!
    I'm going to see and hear the poem! :D

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  29. Oh my goodness, I'm so impressed! Beautiful craftsmanship and a great video as well! Thanks so much for sharing your daughter's work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  30. Wow!! Fabulous creation!! Like mom, like daughter :)

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  31. Truly spectacular pop up book! Prisha, looking a very lovely young lady now, and her assistant, :D, have done a marvellous job. Fantastic construction of the book and wonderful illustrations by Prisha, her teacher and classmates must be impressed with it and the work that has gone into it. Prisha's reciting of the poem and use of the book were so good. Top marks from me for you both!

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  32. Wow!! This is stunning! Prisha is so creative. Her hand-drawn ghost is cute! Love all the pop-ups.

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  33. I love to see the projects that you and your daughter work on together . They are always so unique . She is getting very talented .

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  34. Wow,that's a stunning project!!!! Sweet daughter and puppy.

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  35. Oh, I loved the photo at the end! All smiles!! What an utterly unbelievably amazing project, Sonia! Your talent always leaves me in awe!! Hugs, Darnell

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  36. What an amazing project! I adore this Si onia and your daughter is such a pretty young lady - growing up fast and also very talented! Loved the video as well!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  37. Gorgeous project.So much to see.Enjoy your weekend.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  38. Fabulous projects Sonia. Your daughter is very talented..Loz

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  39. Oh WOW Sonia!! What a fabulous project...chalk full of fabulous ideas and elements!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  40. Beautiful Doc, so amazing and your 'little girl' looks so proud.xx💖 [aNNie' blog]

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