Romeo & Juliet "Pop Up" Book
Make You Own Shakespeare Faux Pop Up Book
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This DIY crafting video was made as part of the promotion of the Two River Rising Benefit Reading of Romeo and Juliet in the summer of 2020. The project was inspired by the opening night decor of another TRT Shakespeare production, The Merry Wives of Windsor in 2017.
Follow along with the video tutorial, or use the step by step instructions below. Remember to share your artwork! We would love to see what you've created - tag @tablesettingismylife on your completed project.
Materials and Supplies
Step 1 Book It
Start by gluing the spine of an old opened book to a base.
For my base, I used foam board covered in moss (from another opening night project). You can use a piece of foam board, some old wood, card board - whatever! The base just needs to be large enough to glue the book so it stays open.
For Romeo & Juliet book pages, I did a google image search and printed the pages to fit an old book, then glued the R&J pages on top.
Step 2 Gather the Actors
Notice the tabs on the bottom of some of the images. Fold these tabs down. This is what you will use to attach to the opened book.
Step 3 Set the stage
Then glue the folded tabs onto your book.
Step 4 Curtain Up
Bravo! Project complete. For more Shakespeare inspired crafts, check out our previous crafting projects here.
Make sure to stop by the #TableSettingIsMyLife Etsy shop for the Playwright Signature Series ornament of William Shakespeare.
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