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Free activity sheets from Robert Sabuda, Paul Stickland and Elizabeth O. Dulemba

Posted on | August 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Today I’ve a bumper set of free activity sheets for you from children’s book authors and illustrators. Whether creating pop-up cards, designing posters for your home book corner or imagining what colour skin dinosaurs had is your thing, today there’s something for everyone.

Robert Sabuda is a preeminent children’s pop-up book creator, a paper engineer extraodrinaire. He has created pop up versions of many children’s classics, including Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Robert Sabuda’s webpage has a dedicated subsection packed with pop-up designs you can print and create yourself, including animals, celebrations and a whole series of Star Wars designs! For each pop-up design there’s a template to download and print, followed by detailed photo tutorials taking you through the process step by step.

Screenshot from Robert Sabuda's website (click to be taken there)

Robert Sabuda has collaborated on a dinosaur pop up book, but there are no free dino templates on his website. If dinos are your thing, then head over to Paul Stickland’s website. Paul Stickland has written a series of fantastic dinosaur books for the youngest of listeners, Ten Terrible Dinosaurs being one of our personal favourites. He’s also interested in paper engineering.

There are many dino colouring-in sheets to download on Paul Stickland’s site (right clicking to view image brings up full size image which can then be printed).

Elizabeth O. Dulemba has illustrated over 10 books, and one of the nicest things about her website is that every Tuesday she publishes free colouring pages for anyone and everyone to enjoy. She’s created a veritable treasure trove of colouring-in sheets, arranged by topic to include school and holidays (such as Christmas and Easter). My very favourite section, however, is that filled with book and reading related images.

Thanks to Janelle at Brimiful Curiosities for alerting me to Elizabeth O. Dulemba’s colouring pages and to Susan Stephenson, The Book Chook, for reminding me about Paul Stickland’s downloads.

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3 Responses to “Free activity sheets from Robert Sabuda, Paul Stickland and Elizabeth O. Dulemba”

  1. carol
    August 7th, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    HI There,

    New to your blog and coming via the Netmums Parent blogger network.

    Thanks for these links.

    Have a good week

    carol

  2. Dragonrider
    August 8th, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Oo, great activities! I love the pop-up books!

  3. RAMAN SRINIVASAN
    August 9th, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Really wonderful

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