Matthew Reinhart works at a table covered with scraps of paper in his studio in New York City. He cuts, folds, glues, and tapes paper together to create a flat shape. Then he pulls a tab. The flat shape suddenly springs to life, unfolding into a 3-D sculpture of a monster that waves its claws and gnashes its teeth.
Reinhart creates pop-up books. He helps bring stories to life with dinosaurs that roar and fairy-tale princesses that spin. Reinhart combines science, engineering, and art to make his amazing paper creations. He spoke with Science World about how he designs and constructs pop-up books.