Making Pop-Ups
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Make a Pop-Up Pyramid
From the book The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 3

Finished pop-up pyramid

The pop-up pyramid is a leaning V-fold pop-up with a floating triangular back. To start this project, download the PDF file of the pyramid pattern and cut it out along the outer solid black lines. Gently score and fold along the broken lines. (Don't worry if the folds are mountains or valleys. You can always reverse them later). Keep the pattern lines on the outside as you construct the cylinder so you can refer to them as you go.

Remember, solid black lines are cut lines, broken lines are fold lines, and diagonally slashed areas are glue spots.

          Pyramid step #1

1 Glue Tab 1 to the diagonally slashed area marked 1 on the opposite flap. This creates a three-sided equilateral pyramid.

  Pyramid step #2


2  Push the side with the center fold inward (valley fold) to flatten the pyramid


  Pyramid step #3

3 Fold a piece of card stock in half. Apply glue to triangular Tab 2 and position the scalloped edge of the glued tab along the fold of the card. (Tab 3 should be facing up)


Pyramid step #4       


 Apply glue to Tab 3 and fold the card down onto the glued tab. When you open the card, your finished dimensional pyramid should pop up.