Do you want to create a pop-up but are you not sure what to make or where to start? Then you should definitely take a look at the following websites where you can find many templates to make your own pop-ups. From well-known Paper Engineers to crafting aunties, they are all on this page. There’s a big variety of nice pop-up designs that will ensure you hours of paper crafting pleasure. Also, most of these pop-up templates are print-ready and can be downloaded in PDF format. So let’s get started. Pick a nice pop-up design, turn your printer on and get started right away!
Templates by paper engineers
Robert Sabuda is one of the biggest names in pop-up culture and must-have pop-up book authors. He offers a big variety of print-ready pop-up templates on his website where you can choose from both easy and difficult pop-ups. View Templates.
Matthew Reinhart is a Paper Engineer and pop-up book creator who is best known for his advanced and outstanding paper engineering. On his website you’ll find many print-ready pop-up templates that are easy and fun to make! View Templates.
David A. Carter
Paper Engineer and pop-up book author David A. Carter offers a selection of pop-up templates from his Elements of Pop-Up to try out some pop-up techniques as defined in this useful instruction manual. These templates are print-ready and vary from easy to difficult. View templates.
Ray Marshall is a paper engineer and pop-up book author and is best known for his best-selling Paper Blossoms pop-up book. Take a look at the DIY page on his website to find some fun and easy to make pop-up templates to create your own pop-ups and paper crafts. View templates.
Peter Dahmen is a designer and paper artist, specialized in paper engineering and pop-ups. He is a developer of pop-up cards and foldable artworks made from paper and cardboard. On his website you’ll find some great templates to create your own pop-ups. View templates.
Keith Allen, Paper Engineer and creator of the beautiful What a Mess! pop-up book, has uploaded some fun DIY paper projects on his website. You’ll find a cool paper craft play scene, coloring pages, patterns and also a pop-up template of a basic pop-up technique. View templates.
David Hawcock is a paper engineer and author known for many pop-up book titles and the design and production of pop-up art and paper-engineered products. Take a look a look at the PDF templates on his website and create your own three-dimensional paper models. View templates.
Tina Kraus is a freelance illustrator and paper engineer who specializes in working with paper and the creation of pop-up cards and pop-up books. She offers a nice collection of print-ready templates on her website for you to make your own pop-ups and paper toys! View templates.
Templates from websites
On this website you will find a series of lessons to teach you the basic techniques for creating pop-ups. There’s also a large number of creative pop-up card and craft designs to find along with templates and tutorials. View templates.
Any occasion can be made more festive with a handcrafted pop-up card from Aunt Annie’s Crafts. Whether if it’s a birthday or Valentine’s day or even Halloween, just follow Aunt Annie’s simple instructions! View templates.
Rich, the creator of this website is intrigued by the mechanics of pop-ups and therefore creates pop-up cards that have interesting mechanics, but are also easy to assemble. The website offers a large amount of (paid) pop-up templates together with corresponding video tutorials. View templates.
Katherine Belsey is a designer and Paper Engineer specialized in paper art and pop-ups. On her website you will find lots of information about making pop-ups and also many tutorials and pop-up templates. These (paid) templates come in a big variety of creative pop-up designs. View templates.
With this wide choice of pop-up templates, chances are big that you’ve found some nice pop-up designs that you’d like to make yourself. These templates are very useful to learn and to understand more about all kinds of different paper mechanisms and pop-up techniques. When you practice them over and over again, you’ll teach yourself how pop-ups work and be able to design them yourself one day. They also come in handy if you just want to make a beautiful pop-up card to give or send to your family of friends. Just be as creative as you want and have fun making pop-ups!
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Pop-up video tutorials
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