Jail Pop-Up Tutorial
There is a true talent to writing instructions for someone else to follow. As I go back to some of my older activities to do them again for Bible class I realize that I don’t have that talent.
Today I printed out the pdf for the jail pop-up page that goes with the Peter Pop-up Book. I looked blankly at the pages that printed and realized I didn’t remember how to put it together so I quickly read through the instructions. Quickly because who wants to read through them slowly. I didn’t really understand what I read (yes…I know…I wrote it, but I didn’t understand it).
After about 3 awkward attempts at putting the page together with just as awkward results, either a light went on in my brain or a memory was triggered but I knew what needed to be done. It’s easy! When you know how to do it.
I assumed that if anyone else had actually attempted this pop-up page that you probably had the same problem I had so I decided to create a pictorial tutorial. Hopefully, this will help anyone who is struggling.
Tutorial Starts Here:
Print Jail PDF on white card stock. Notice that the second page of the tutorial has four little Peters. You only need to print enough of that page to have one for each student and you will need enough of the first page for each student. You will also need a good pair of scissors and some glue and an extra piece of white card stock.
Note: After completing this tutorial I realized that it would look really nice to use a light brown or gray for the extra piece of card stock because its color will show only behind the bars of the jail providing a background for the jail.
Fold the printed page in half as shown below.
Cut on the vertical lines through both thicknesses of paper. I did not cut the outer vertical line on this tutorial but I have before and it works the same either way. I just prefer leaving the outer gray lines uncut making more of a frame with less bars.
Cut the white strips of paper off and discard.
Fold each of the grap strips at their base to make the next step easier to do.
So far, your project should look like this:
Open up the page and you will begin to see the jail taking shape.
Push the white folds on the ends back but keep the jail bars folded forward.
Fold page in half with the printed side on the inside.
Now take the plain white card stock (tan or gray if you read the note above) and fold it in half.
Lay a thin line of glue along ALL edges of the jail page.
Nest this page inside the folded white card stock and press down.
Flip the page over and repeat on the other side.
Gluing a thin strip along ALL the edges.
Open the page and you now have a little jail.
Cut out the little Peter figure.
Fold the gray square to make the stand and apply glue to the bottom. Place him in the jail. That’s all there is to it.
For a tutorial on putting a pop-up book together, click here: Pop-up Book Tutorial