It was during the Victorian era that pop-up cards and books first become popularised. Today websites feature pop-ups as a fun craft to do. Using only one simple technique these cards or books can be as intricate or simple as you would like. Making pop-up sheep is a fun and easy way to use your creativity.
Fold two pieces of paper in half so the two 8 1/2-inch sides touch each other.
Cut two parallel lines into the fold of one piece of paper. They should be no more than an inch thick and no longer than half of the folded piece of paper.
Open the piece of paper, like a card. Push the flap in between the two cuts you made previously forward so the flap juts out at a right angle.
Draw a sheep on your third piece of paper, using your black felt tip pen.
Cut out the sheep.
Place glue onto the front part of the flap you made previously. Place the sheep onto the glue.
Keep the card open to let the glue dry.
Take the piece of paper you folded previously and slip it on the outside of the card with the pop-up sheep. Glue the outside edges together.
Open and close the card to make sure it closes properly. Make adjustments as needed.
Glue cotton balls on your sheep for added depth. Find a picture of a sheep online, print it out and trace it when making your sheep. Use coloured pencils to draw grass, a sky and write a message.
Tips and warnings
- Glue cotton balls on your sheep for added depth.
- Find a picture of a sheep online, print it out and trace it when making your sheep.
- Use coloured pencils to draw grass, a sky and write a message.
Things you need
- 3 standard 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches pieces of paper
- Black felt tip pen