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Make Pop up Books

Make Pop up Books 


Pop-up cards, folders and books are a great way to add an extra dimension to your homeschooling.

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.

Pop Up Lesson Ideas
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Here are my favorite educational ways to use them.

  • Use to teach history. Get the children to make a pop out homeschool timeline book.
  • Make small books as part of your lapbooks.
  • Make pop up graphs to show the results of your math or science activity.
  • Make an unusual book review.
  • Make a project or unit study book.
  • Use for geography by making an atlas or skyscraper.
  • Learn your ABC’s by helping the children make very simple alphabet books.
  • Make pop out cards for a random act of kindness.
  • Make a complex construction to study engineering and design.

And when you are making books with children don’t forget about flip books too.

Instruction on How to Make

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.

pop up book instructions


  1. Following the diagram, fold paper length-ways and make to cuts of equal length from the fold.
  2. Crease the tab you have made by folding it both ways,
  3. Open up your paper and fold it width-ways so your tab is inside the book, in the middle. Lift out the tab and fold it so that it pops out when you open the book.
  4. Stick a picture onto the tab.

For further instructions on how to make pop up books with your children, go to Youtube. There you’ll find many videos that explain and give more ideas.

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