The Beast Pop-Up Printable
The Beast will make off with your children, he'll come after you in the night... these are the words spoken by Gaston and I think if you know the tale, then you know the Beast is just a little misunderstood haha! This movable Beast pop-up printable goes along with my other Beauty and the Beast printables, he can roar and yell just like he does in the movie, make this papercraft and have the Beast sing a song as old as rhyme.
I'm celebrating the release of the new re-make of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast and this pop-up card is exactly what I had envisioned when thinking how I'd represent the Beast in craft activity form. The Beast was really dealt a hefty curse when the enchantress turned him into a scary monster and everyone who lived in the castle into objects. He was tasked with showing that he is capable of compassion and love, the perfect message to talk about with your children. I think some of these themes reflect a bit of what our country is going through at the moment.
Art making and crafting is an activity to benefit from solely on its own, but it becomes even more meaningful if we tie a lesson to it. How great would it be to explain why the Beast is the way he is, what he did to become that way and what changes he has to make in his life to earn trust, respect and love from others!
Help the Beast find his way with this fun pop-up printable! And if you like this then check out my shop for more fun original papercraft printables!
Before you start just note that the Beast looks really scary without his nose and mouth glued on haha, the inside of his mouth is exposed and it looks a little creepy!
Download the free printable below...
You can even try the color your own version...
Step 1. Start by cutting out all of the shapes. Then you'll want to score all of the dotted lines with a bone folder, craft knife or you could even use the corner of a plastic credit card.
Step 2. Cut the mouth in half following the black line through the teeth.
Step 3. For the Beast's mouth fold all of the flaps back and gently fold on all of the other dotted lines. Notice in the photos how the top of the nose and chin hair are folded in the opposite direcection of the teeth.
Step 4. Fold the large card in half on the dotted line.
Step 5. Next add some glue to the flaps and glue the top of the mouth in place, place the mouth on flat! Also be sure that the vertical folds line up. Glue on the bottom half of the mouth the same way.
Step 6. Be sure to glue on the extra teeth as well.
Have fun opening and closing your Beast pop-up!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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