We are a bunch of cat lovers here so we are extremely (extremely, extremely) excited to present this adorable cat pop up box paper toy!
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Your kids will love the simple mechanism that makes this cat pop out of the box. We are pretty sure that once they make their fist one (using our template that you can grab at the end of this tutorial) they will start creating pop out boxes of their own and even building on this mechanism.
We created two lovely designs, both with cat theme (just seemed perfect).
The first design features a cat in a cardboard box (as cats tend to be obsessed with those aren’t they). We made a version to color in and one already precolored.
The second design also has a mouse that pops up on the bottom side. And on the other side, a cat is ready to jump on the mouse. Super cute and fun.
Ready to make one or two? Let’s do it!
How to Make Cat Pop Up Box Paper Toy with our Template
What you need
- one of our printable templates (you can get them at the end of this tutorial).
- paper (we recommend heavier print paper)
- coloring medium if you will be printing the black and white tutorial
- scoring tool (we just use a craft stick)
We made ours on 120gsm paper.
Watch The Video Tutorial
Or Follow These Step by Step Instructions
Print out the template for our cat pop up box paper toy (you can grab it at the end of this tutorial).
Cut out the box template (large long rectangle).
We are showing you how to make the cat and mouse pop up box and we decided we will be making a grass scenery.
The scene was colored with different shades of green using brush markers to get the grass look.
You can make any scenery you want.
Let’s start with the box. Fold along the dashed lines – score each fold to make it super crisp (we used a craft stick).
The middle part of the M shape, the peak, should be faced up, almost looking out of the box.
Pretty cool right?
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