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DIY Halloween Pop-Up Tutorials

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halloween pop-up templateHalloween is just around the corner and especially for the creative ones, here are some great DIY Halloween pop-up tutorials and downloadable templates to make some spooky pop-ups at home. We’ve selected a nice variety of do-it-yourself pop-ups which are perfect for Halloween and also easy to create. Have fun and be as creative as you want!

Halloween pop-up templates by Robert Sabuda

Paper engineer and pop-up book author Robert Sabuda offers a big variety of downloadable pop-up templates on his website. Some of these print-ready templates are great to use for Halloween so we’ve selected the most spooky and scary ones for you to create your own amazing Halloween pop-ups!

Halloween pop-up tutorials by Matthew Reinhart

In these video tutorials, pop-up book author and paper engineer Matthew Reinhart shows you how to make your own Halloween pop-up cards while he explains the different techniques he uses. These videos are both fun and educational for everyone who’s interested in making pop-ups, but also perfect for those who are just looking for some great do-it-yourself Halloween paper craft projects. Let’s make it pop!

Horrorgami: Do-It-Yourself kirigami

Horrorgami, created by Paper Dandy, is a DIY book that features 20 cut-and-fold kirigami designs based around scenes from horror films. All 20 designs look great and the pictures of the examples look breathtaking. If you like the horror genre and you would like to give kirigami a try, then Horrorgami is absolutely a must have! The perfect DIY project for after midnight or Halloween. We gave it a try and ordered Horrorgami to review. Read more…

Halloween pop-up templates by Matthew Reinhart

Also take a look at these Halloween DIY pop-up templates created by Matthew Reinhart. Above we’ve already seen some fun video tutorials but Matthew also offers a bunch of pop-up templates on his website. For Halloween you can find this scary pumkin pop-up or choose the Frankenstein template to create a cool and surprising Halloween pop-up card!

Halloween pop-up templates by Martha Steward

Martha Steward also offers some downloadable DIY Halloween pop-up templates on her website! These templates are print-ready and the pop-ups are slightly easier to make because you’ll only need the cut and fold the paper (like kirigami) instead of cutting and gluing multiple pieces together.

Take a look at these Halloween Pop-Up Templates by Martha Steward.

More DIY Halloween pop-up video tutorials

Do-it-yourself: supplies

Creating your own pop-ups is the most fun when you have the right tools to work with. So that’s why we also have made a selection of of products that can be used to create and decorate your Halloween pop-ups. For more supplies, continue to the pop-up supplies page…

Show Your creations!

Our Community Forum is a great place to share your paper creations with other pop-up fans and paper engineers. Get ideas and inspiration or share useful tips and advice with each other about all things paper!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this Halloween DIY pop-up special! If you would like to know more about creating pop-ups you can take a look at our How-to pages about making pop-ups, books about paper engineering and more pop-up tutorials and templates. Don’t forget to share this page with your friends and family!

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