Pop-up books have a rich history and contain some very impressive engineering and science…if you don’t believe me check out the Wikipedia article on the pop-up book.
These books are extremely fun and amusing with the real magic happening when you open the pages, pull the tabs or spin the dials.
Pop-ups are very interactive usually containing some element of surprise which makes me wonder if some of these concepts could be incorporated into a Halloween display or haunt.
Imagine a life-sized door opening up revealing a “pop-up” surprise.
Or a window shutter.
Or a trap door in the floor.
Or the lid on a crate.
Or a portrait hanging on the wall.
The possibilities are seemingly endless.
Following are some photos from a variety of Halloween themed pop-up books most which have been purchased from thrift stores and garage sales.
Note: Our new pal adopted from the Humane Society likes the large pop up dragon from Greg Hildebrandt's Book of Three-Dimensional Dragons.