Thursday, 12 May 2016

3D Art and paper mechanisms

Have you ever taken a look behind the picture in a pop-out book?  If you do you might see some really cool mechanisms that make the paper picture do what it's meant to.  We have two Matthew Reinhart books with amazing pop-outs, and we have been looking behind the picture.

One mechanism we have looked at over the last couple of days is the V-fold.  We've been practicing making the internal v-fold... harder than it first looks...

Here are our first efforts



Now we are looking at how we could add v-folds to create extra bits at the sides.
Check back in soon to see how we get on!
Let us know if you've ever made any pop-up art yourself.


12 comments:

  1. Hi Room 8,
    Nice job with you paper mechanisms!
    I really like that some children used mini folds for eyes!
    A suggestion: Maybe you could use some coloured paper or some felt tips for the animal?

    Ridha

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  2. Hi Room 8,
    Wicked cool paper mechanisms! Like what you guys did with the eyes. I don't even know if I can do that for the eyes, they look so cool. And Ridha's right, maybe add some colours to make them look nice, it doesn't have to be extravagant just plain and colourful. Bye have a wonderful time!

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  3. Hi room 8 what a awesome paper mechanisms cant wait to see what it looks like with the wings it is beautiful

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  4. Hi Room 8 i like your paper mechanisms i always struggle with it this is soo cool! By: Johann

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  8. Hi i'm Liam from Dobson site.the bird masks are awesome.
    you have done a good job i remember when i was little about 5 i pretended i was a chicken or a bird and i could fly the first part of the slide could have been a bit more specific and how do you make the slide twirl like that. :)

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  9. Hi I'm Liam from Dobson site. The bird masks are awesome. You have done a good job. I remember when I was little about 5 I pretended I was a chicken or a bird, and I could fly. The first part of the slide could have been a bit more specific. And how do you make the slide twirl like that. :)

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  10. These 3D paper mechanisms artwork is very creative i like it

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  12. Kia Ora room 8 this is realy cool. I like your slide!
    Well done!
    Na Rodeshar

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