Free Pop Up Halloween Pumpkin Card

Free Pop Up Card Template No. 2 - A Pop Up Halloween Pumpkin! 


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Here is a brand new printable pop up pumpkin card template for you to download and print for some Halloween fun! 
Easy to make - Click on the image above or link below to download the pdf of this great free pop up halloween pumpkin.

Download your free Pop Up Paper Halloween Pumpkin Card here!



• Download the pdf
• Print out both parts on A4 card 
• Cut around the black lines
• Fold along the red lines
• Cut out slots in the card base
• Pop the tabs on the pumpkin, x,  through the slots in the base and tape or glue down. 
• Ready to scare! 

You can easily create your own version of this pop up halloween card.
• Print out on different coloured card
• Print it bigger or smaller
• Try adding different elements to the card, some green grass, some baby pumpkins...
• Cut the eyes out and put an LED tea light behind for some great spooky shadows!
• Write your own custom Halloween message on the base
• Stick a funny speech bubble on to make your naughty pumpkin talk! 

Lots more pop up book and card ideas on Paul Stickland's Pop Up Paper Blog! 

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Free Pop Up Card Template No. 1

Free Pop Up Card Template No. 1 by Paul Stickland


Hi Everyone! Here are two really easy free pop up card templates to make simple and fun but very easy and effective pop up faces, pop up animals or pop up monsters in just a few minutes!

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The Pangea Pop Up by Michael Molina and Ted-Ed

The Pangea Pop Up by Educator Michael Molina and animated by the Ted-Ed Team.




I love the simple and elegant integration of sound geological science with great pop up book tecnology. Paper Engineering does seem to have a magical ability to engage with children's imaginations and learning.

I have spent the last 20 years working with children of all ages and abilites, exploring their creativity through the medium of children's picture and pop up books. There is something about pop up books that really engages with children's creativity.
I have found that they are a great medium to engage with children's creativity and learning through what feels like play. I see the most wonderful creations on my school visits and I am always delighted when a child, not normally known for their creativity, or lacking in self confidence, creates something really unexpected and amazing!  I have had some fun, let me tell you!

It's well worth visiting the Ted-Ed lesson that accompanies this great pop up science book. You will learn more about the geology and have that information presented in a simple and clear fashion. I learnt a lot!

Click here for the Ted-Ed Pangea Pop Up Lesson 

The paper engineering was created by Yevgeniya Yeretskaya, who has some more great pop up books and pop up paper card ideas, as well as more great pop up book videos on her website yaypapercuts.com 


Revolution - Life Cycle of a Drop of Water

Revolution - Life Cycle of a Drop of Water 

Top paper engineer, Helen Friel, incollaboration with photographer, Chris Turner and animator, Jess Deacon have created this short video depicting the water cycle using Helen's excellent pop up book designs.
Nearly a year in the making and shot in a continuous take, Revolution follows the cyclical journey of a single water droplet. So many brilliant ideas in one short film with a great message.
I love this clever use of pop up technology and paper engineering. We all love pop up books and the revelations they bring with each successive spread. There is something about the pop up that reaches into us and affects us.
Clever use of our sense of wonder and awe can really help get an idea or message home.



Helen has put together the most wonderful stop frame animation showing the making of Revolution. You can see all the stages in the creation of a pop up book and the paper engineering mechanisms behind them. Some of the very best pop up book and cards mechanisms and ideas shown here for your inspiration!


Fairchildes Primary School

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Paul Stickland Pop Up Book Workshops with the children of Fairchildes Primary School
I was lucky to share three inspiring days with the wonderful children and their great teachers in Croydon, South London.
A really outstanding and happy school led by some truly dedicated teaching and support staff.
I was invited to hold workshops with the children as part of their Pop Up Book Week by Sally Gardner, their inspired and energetic DT and Music Teacher, who had taught the children and teachers how to make every sort of pop up mechanism prior to my arrival. The result was amazing, the best primed and most capable children that I have ever worked with. It was a pure joy from start to finish. 


I gave them a very simple curved fold pop up mechanism which I have devised as an easy starting point. They then took their creations in all manner of brilliant directions and the teachers joined in and had great fun too! Adults love to join in with these workshops, they are often amazed  and surprised by their amazing creations!

The school was clearly the core of a very diverse community, with many of the teachers having attended the school and almost all of them having spent their entire working lives looking after, inspiring and empowering these lucky children.
Music, art and play seemed to be really important and the walls were covered with the most accomplished artwork.
I was constantly impressed by their academic achievments too, which seemed to sit very comforatbly with the really creative atmosphere that was so evident at their happy school.
I travel to many different schools all over the country and so I see and experince many different approaches. I rarely fail to be very impressed by the quality and dedication of the teachers and support staff. 
Musically Fairchildes was a delight. I was treated to some incredible singing and songs.
Their steel band was stunning! To see the teachers and children dancing together in the playground was joyous.
I learnt so much in the happy days that I spent here. The children were forthcoming, welcoming, articulate and had really open minds, we had such fun!
These teachers were getting something really right.
Those children are so lucky to be immersed in such a creative, caring and supportive atmosphere.
I think the photos tell the story.

Click here to see more of the amazing pop up book work of the children of Fairchildes Primary School!

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Paul Stickland Big Bug Little Bug - The making of a Pop Up Book

Big Bug Little Bug!

These are some of the stages that went into the production of the final pop up spread for the children's pop up book, Big Bug Little Bug by children's author, illustrator and pop up book designer, Paul Stickland.

I knew I wanted to create a splash for the final pop up spread in this children's book about bugs.
A flower seemed like a great solution, so I set about creating a pop up mechanism that would be both dramatic and allow me a lot of space to place all the pop up bugs in the book.
I had a lot of pop up bugs to place too!
Oh and some text!
It took a lot of attempts to get them all to play nicely!
This is the finished result. Created after many, many different design versions.


Kaleidocycle from Minieco


Here's a great free Kaleidocycle paperfolding template download from minieco.co.uk
Download the free template from minieco here, print it out on light card, cut out and fold this great folding paper toy.
Generously provided by Kate Lilley at minieco.co.uk 
Do check out all the other fantastic paper crafting and paper art tutorials on Kate's great craft blog Minieco 
Instructions on how to make a Kaleidocycle after the break...