Custom placemarks in the class

Again we are talking about names to learn, and faces to remember ... These cards with names can be personalized with a symbol or a small drawing that identifies the interests or character of the person who wrote and colored the card. The design should be done in the middle of the fold and then cut out in the upper half, so that when the card is bent, the decorations remain erected above the name … [Read more...]

Pop-Up Italian Roman arenas

On May 19, I led a "pop-up card workshop" to teach how to build a card pop-up inspired by roman arenas, particularly by the Colosseum in Rome and the Arena in Verona. The Workshop was organized by the Italian Cultural Centre of Bristol and involved a dozen children who have designed, cut out and built their imaginative and colorful pop-up arena.   … [Read more...]

Pop-up with the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

With the pupils of Year 3 of Cherry Garden Primary School we realized these pop-up card to summarize their topic about the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Every student realized a colorful pop-up card with his own drawing. Here are the full instructions and below are the wonderful results! … [Read more...]

The Victorian School into a collage Pop-up

A small collage pop-up to explain how it was the English school in 1800, from a Laura's idea to show various aspects of the Victorian School, assembling them in a three-dimensional collage, which simulates a small class with a teacher (despicable) in the classroom and the inevitable portrait of Queen Victoria against the wall. … [Read more...]

Pop-up Colosseum

I thought about an ancient (or modern ) architecture realized in 3D with pop-up cardboard: was a challenge for me understand how to realize a complicated architecture as the Colosseum in Rome, but is a geometrical and mathematical problem that we can solve even with student of grade 9. This pop-up needs an accurate project, so could be interesting to take up the challenge to create some famous … [Read more...]

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World … pop-up!

An idea to present the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World is a  booklet pop-up where we can see them all together, as in a small theater sets. We need felt-tip pens, colored cardboards, ruler, scissors and glue. First we draw the 7 wonders on a white cardboard and then cut out. After we can paste the three largest images on one side of the booklet. After that turn the booklet over and cut four strips … [Read more...]

Little “Bohème” Pop-up

Un po' più complessa della precedente "Jazz Band" è la realizzazione di questa piccola “Opera” che ho costruito per far vedere a mia figlia i vari passaggi.  Alla fine, seguendo le istruzioni, anche Laura si è costruita la sua piccola “Bohème” Ecco il compito di Laura che riguardava la storia dell'Opera Italiana: … [Read more...]

Jazz band Pop-Up

A simple Pop-Up that is possible to make with children: the “Jazz band” is a stair cut from an  old score, you just follow the instructions  drawn on the  sheet of squared paper, and glue some black silhouette (musicians, dancers, singers…) to have your personal concert!    … [Read more...]

Pop-up castle

An idea for a pop-up castle! You just need some cardboards of different colors, and follow the instructions:  you must fold the dashed lines and have to cut the continuous lines... Help the children in cutting! … [Read more...]

Pop-up greeting cards

Just a little 'of colored cardboard, scissors, glue and some felt-tip pens to send a special message to someone special! … [Read more...]