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This is one of my all-time favorite projects. I love watching students problem solve the challenges that arise with 3D paper construction. Here’s a sampling of this year’s results. 🙂

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I got the idea for this project from a colleague in my district. On the first day, I read Not-A-Box, by Antoinette Portis and students thought of different ways they could transform an ordinary box into something new. On the first day, students covered the background sides of their pop-up with paper. On the second and third day, students used paper to transform their box into something new and add details. I showed students how to make and attach tabs and many of them used tabs to add more 3D elements to their collage.