Friday, February 17, 2012

Pop This On For Size

Pop-up books have a rich history and contain some very impressive engineering and science…if you don’t believe me check out the Wikipedia article on the pop-up book. 

These books are extremely fun and amusing with the real magic happening when you open the pages, pull the tabs or spin the dials.

Pop-ups are very interactive usually containing some element of surprise which makes me wonder if some of these concepts could be incorporated into a Halloween display or haunt.

Imagine a life-sized door opening up revealing a “pop-up” surprise.

Or a window shutter.

Or a trap door in the floor.

Or the lid on a crate.

Or a portrait hanging on the wall.

The possibilities are seemingly endless.

Following are some photos from a variety of Halloween themed pop-up books most which have been purchased from thrift stores and garage sales.

Note: Our new pal adopted from the Humane Society likes the large pop up dragon from Greg Hildebrandt's Book of Three-Dimensional Dragons. 


The Gill-Man said...

Love the idea of a "Pop up" effect for a haunt! If you ever get this working, be sure to post pics!

Hallowdean said...

This post brought back so many memories and I'm very grateful to have found it. Darn, now I'm going to be on the lookout for Halloween pop up books to collect!


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