These look like fun too -
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I lied... this is the last one. I started by search with 'interactive books' - then 'pop-ups' to 'paper engineering' to 'pull tabs'... then hit the jackpot with 'mechanical' - there is a series of videos from Cooper-Hewitt on Mechanical books- start with this one and then search for your own!
Still looking for more information for the fat book swap? The Smithsonian has a handout on the history of pop-ups, and don't forget to check out Robert Sabuda's page for ideas - lots of simple pop-ups you can make. And they are color coded for difficulty - simple, intermediate and advanced! Can you use the Darth Vader pattern and make it into a clown?!