Friday, April 24, 2009

Grandpa Makes Pop-Ups

Charlotte's artistic Grandpa made her this Wizard of Oz pop-up card. C loves pop-ups. Despite being opened and closed numerous times and being poked with little fingers, this one is holding up nicely.

You see, Grandpa docents at an art gallery. They recently held a Dr. Seuss exhibit and welcomed the pop-up creator of "Horton Hears A Who Pop-Up!" - David Carter. Our girl even received an autographed copy...
Thank you, Grandpa. Here's a peek at the inside of this incredible book...
If you're not familiar with "Horton Hears A Who" by Dr. Seuss, I highly recommend this tender-hearted story. Even at 2, she seems to understand the message, "A person's a person, no matter how small."
The Seuss exhibit spurned Grandpa's interest in homemade pop-ups and more shared craft time with our girl. I believe C made this Noah's Ark pop-up with the grandparents...
If you're interested in making your own, here's a link. It's a great project for all ages. It seems that once you get the hang of it, you can easily branch out with your own designs.

9 comments:

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

What a neat idea!!

casch said...

Since I am not that creative, I will let her have this special time with her special grandpa. I'll just keep covering her with pillows so she can hide.

shell said...

That is so wonderful...wish I was talented enough to do that, but, I know my limitations. I will stick to making the tutus...which, by the was was so fun! I made a tutu for Miss Lauryn in hot pink, and one for Miss Karsyn in pink. Yesterday while at a spring concert for Robin's kids, I asked Miss Dawsyn if she'd like one. She said yes! Favorite color? ......BROWN! huh? Yes, Robin said, her favorite color is brown.....so, brown it will be...maybe with a touch of pink? teal? something. Thanks for the instructions! It was so fun!

Danielle said...

Very cute! Love Dr Seuss and pop ups...maybe I can talk one of my boys into doing this with me!

G. R. said...

If I had known you were going to share my work with the world, I would have taken more care with my choice of color. Thank you for the kind words. Here is another paper craft link.
http://www.origami-resource-center.com/origamic-architecture.html

simplebeauty said...

What a neat neat thing for a Grandpa to do!! I love it... And Noah's Arc is really cute... The coloring job on that is done in true two year old fashion.

Hope you had a great weekend!!

Anne Marie said...

how very creative-
I love doing this sort of things with the kids during school
Thanks! and love the name: Acorn pudding - too cute!!

Mary Child said...

That is AWESOME... Gayle is SO GREAT!

Missa said...

Homemade pop-ups, how fun!

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