Pop-ups never fail to elicit “ooh”s and “aah”s – they’re like magic!

Pop-Up Assortment

Try either of the following two single-session pop-up making workshops, best for ages 8 and up*, to discover the excitement of making your own pop-up cards and art. It’s so much fun to make art that moves! You’ll learn the basic box and/or the basic beak, and lots of variations. You’ll leave each class with a handful of cards and the ability

I’ve taught simple bookmaking techniques to kids and adults for many years, and pride myself on offering very clear and easy-to-follow instructions – I use analogies and stories and sound effects to better help kids remember the directions. my goal is for kids to be able to recreate these later on their own,

There are no prerequisites for any session – take one, take ’em all! The cost for each individual session, which covers tuition and supplies, is $30.

*Participants must have sufficient manual dexterity to fold and cut well on their own, which is why the suggested age range starts at 8, as most 8-year-olds can do this by themselves. 7-year-olds who have sufficient dexterity would be welcome to join in.

2 stand-alone sessions on Thurs 9/1-Fri 9/2 in Ardmore, PA from 10:15-11:30

DayDream Kreative Studios, a small storefront space located at 35 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003. We’ll be the only group using the space during class time.

Anyone who wants to learn to make pop-ups! Just the act of creating a blank pop-up often leads to ideas about what to make with it. Pop-ups can be used as part of books, or just as stand-alone pieces of art/cards.

Pop-Ups included in an accordion book


  • OPTION 1, POP-UPS: THE BASIC BOX One of the cornerstones of making pop-ups! The basic box lends itself beautifully to many different types of pop-up designs – we’ll learn the basics, explore for a bit, then make cards using the technique (and by “make cards,” I don’t mean any specific type of cards – they’ll be folded and will look like cards, and can be given to someone as cards, but we’re not making specific special occasion cards, nor are we making things that all look the same). We’ll have decorating time as well, and students will leave with a handful!
A sample from class of a complex basic box-turned-robot
  • OPTION 2, THE BASIC BEAK: POP-UP FACES How do you make paper talk? By giving it a mouth! Do that with the basic beak technique. The beak works as a stand-alone pop-up technique, and combines beautifully with the basic beak for different effects! We’ll be focusing on the double beak to create pop-up faces, and I’ll explain how they can be connected into a book, though they may not be able to finish one in its entirety.
An 8-year-old decorating a basic beak pop-up