Friday, February 17, 2012

BASC Spring '12: Flaps

During my pop-up class I introduced four different types of flaps - regular flaps, hinge flaps, any shape flaps and fold out flaps. Flaps are made out of paper and are affixed to another support. They can cover an illustration, text or movable illustration. When the flap is lifted it reveals an image or word. I demonstrated how to make each type of flap; I used a pop-up book to show examples of each type of flap; and gave students a handout on flaps to use as a visual aid. The students who are older and more confident sat together to work on their flaps. At another table I worked one-on-one with a smaller group of students who needed my guidance. Once students mastered making the flaps they set to work on drawings that would give their viewer the biggest surprise. I think they showed a lot of creativity with the designs they put on and under their flaps. Yum, yum!