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Area 49

This guide provides information on how to use technology within Area 49, as well as guides for digital technologies and physical projects. Area 49 is available for use by all current students, faculty, and staff.

Manipulating Paper for Pop-Ups

There are a number of instructional videos available for learning how to make pop-up elements. Check out some of the videos below for some great tutorials!

Beginner Skills

Introduction to Pop-Ups

Strategy 1: Cutting the base page

Single V-Fold

Double V-Fold

Parallel Fold

Strategy 2: Add-ons

Single V-Fold

Single V-Fold, angled

Platform V-Fold


Intermediate Skills


Automatic Pull Strips


Flower Bouquet



Making the Cover

To create the cover, download one of the two book cover templates and develop your design based on the instructions for developing a file for laser cutting and using the laser cutter.

Once the cover is cut, tape the pieces together on the inside.

Glue your pages together, back to back, then glue the first and last page to the inside of the front and back covers.