101 Photos - Nov 5, 2014
Photo: paul stickland pop up workshopsPhoto: Photo: BugStore! in Yeovil by Paul SticklandPhoto: The bugs began to gather... heading to the #BugStore !Photo: BugStore! in Yeovil by Paul SticklandPhoto: Here come the Bugs for #BugStore !
Trying out some ideas before visiting the schools next week, experimenting with how I can make them simple and easy to assemble for little fingers, whilst giving the older children a challenge.

#bugs   #kidsactivitiesPhoto: There's a Pink Paper Pop Up in my studio this morning...
Is he in a Collection of Pop Up Delights? Of course!

#popups #paper #papercraft #popuppaper   #collectionsPhoto: BugStore!Photo: Paul Stickland Pop Up Dinosaur Roar WorkshopsPhoto: paul stickland pop up workshopsPhoto: paul stickland pop up workshopsPhoto: paul stickland pop up workshopsPhoto: paul stickland pop up workshopsPhoto: paul stickland pop up workshopsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Great day with the sparky children of Pilgrim's School in Winchester yesterday creating imaginative pop up paper monsters. I just about managed to escape being gobbled up by their creations!
About to start day two in the school, which is nestled in the close of Winchester Cathedral. Later I'll be visiting the neighbouring school, St Swithuns. Busy, busy and looking forward to getting back to the two books waiting for me in my studio.

It's amazing watching the children creating not only their monsters but building their whole back story, even those kids who struggle with more formal approaches to both story and literacy.
#childrensbooks #popupbooksPhoto: Just a few of the 88 roaring kids at the Dinosaur Roar! event at Cheltenham Literary Festival yesterday! Great fun!
Off to schools in Winchester for two days now...

#cheltfestival  #DinosaurRoarPhoto: Bridport Owl Hat Festival
Chop bits off the Owlbrella and Get your owl on!
facebook.com/BridportHatFestival

#owls #bridport   #dorsetPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up Dinosaur Roar WorkshopsPhoto: The OwlBrella™ makes an appeareance on the Just So Festival  Facebook Page
Just look at all those smiling faces in their photos!
Not the OwlBrella™ of course, hard to smile with a beak...

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#owls   #kids   #justsofestivalPhoto: The Owlbrella
This years must-have festival accessory!
We all dressed up as owls, foxes, frogs, fish, stags and lions at Just So Kid's Festival.  I made this owl costume out of Arthur's ghillie suit, a couple of sieves and some curtain rings, put it on and it was way too scary, so he morphed into an owlbrella! Here sheltering Tabitha as we waited for the wonderful John Hegley, who was absolutely hilarious.

#kids   #festivals #owls   #justsofestivalPhoto: How to build a Dinosaur - 2
Sketching out the top jaws ready to laminate two layers of 100mm EPS foam and 5.5mm marine ply to give me the thickness to sculpt.
#DinosaurRoar #dinosaurs #childrensbooks   #sherborne   #dorsetPhoto: Wigan Words Festival - Lamberhead Library
Some really fabulous creative dinosaur drawing from these great kids at Lamberhead Library in Wigan earlier this week. Big thanks to Carole Ogden, all the librarians and especially the children, who made my visit such fun.
If you would like a dinosaur drawing or monster pop up workshop in your school or library, just get in touch!
More details here ▶ paulstickland.co.uk/Author-Visits-Pop-Up-Workshops 
Dinosaur Roar on Facebook  ▶ facebook.com/DinosaurRoar 
Dinosaur Roar on Pinterest  ▶ pinterest.com/dinosaurroarpix/20-years-of-dinosaur-roar/

#DinosaurRoar   #dinosaurs   #kids   #kidsactivities   #libraries  #school #authorevent #drawing   #kidscraftsPhoto: Monster Dinosaur Roar! Pop-Up Workshop in Wigan
I'll be travelling up to Wigan to take part in the Wigan Words Festival this weekend.
I'll be visiting schools and libraries but this event is open to all!
19 May 2014 from 16:00 to 18:00 at Leigh Library
Tickets available here ▶ wlct.org/default.aspx.LocID-0cs00r007001.Lang-EN.emID-970.rss-yes.EventID-16426.htm 
Be great to see any of you!


"Paul Stickland, illustrator and designer of Dinosaur Roar! and Big Bug, Little Bug, gives a fantastic fun masterclass in making incredible pop-up masterpieces. Have a go at making your own pop-up monsters with your little monster.
A family event suitable for all ages from 6-96! Booking essential as numbers limited."

#DinosaurRoar #dinosaurs #childrensbooks #kidlit #kbn
For more DinosaurRoar news do visit:
▶ www.DinosaurRoar.com 
▶ PaulStickland.blogspot.co.uk
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Had great fun making Dinosaur Roar masks with the lovely children of Ysgol Nantgaredig, nr Carmarthen yesterday.
I'll be making these masks available as a free download shortly.

#dinosaurs   #DinosaurRoar   #childrensbooksPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Uh-oh!  Daughter's turned into a dinosaur!
She was feeling poorly last night and now...
Having fun testing out dinosaur craft activities for the relaunch of Dinosaur Roar! in April.

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#dinosaurs   #DinosaurRoar   #kidsactivities   #kids   #kbnPhoto: Paper engineering - making children roar in a town near you!
The wonderful children of St Osmund's Salisbury earlier today...
#popupbooks #popuppaper #paper   #kidsPhoto: Paul Stickland - Monster Workshops - Duloe CornwallPhoto: Paul Stickland - Monster Workshops - Duloe CornwallPhoto: Paul Stickland - Monster Workshops - Duloe CornwallPhoto: Paul Stickland - Monster Workshops - Duloe CornwallPhoto: Paul Stickland - Monster Workshops - Duloe CornwallVideo: A Very Happy Christmas to all my friends old and new, hoping you have the best of holidays, looking forward to an interesting, creative and prosperous New Year!
Google's highlights of my year are surprisingly accurate, memories of the great fun I have had with some truly wonderful children all over the UK.Photo: sherborne community arts centre pop up monster workshopPhoto: Children of Fairchildes Primary School, London
Just sorting through hundreds of photos of the happiest of weeks working with these children and their wonderful teachers.
The week ended with an exhibition of all their amazing work, with all the parents and grandparents, which ended with everyone dancing together in the playground to the brilliant school steel band. So joyful.
A whole album to come!Photo: Paul Stickland Pop Up Workshops at Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Paul Stickland - Dinosaur Roar - Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Paul Stickland - Dinosaur Roar - Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up Workshops at Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up Workshops at Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Amazing second day with the children of Fairchildes Primary School in Croydon, South London.
I've had the privilege to be part of their Pop Up Book Week.
I have a camera full of incredible creative energy to share soon.

Last day tomorrow, an exhibition of all the work they have created.
It's been a really enlightening experience and a huge testament to the teachers at what could be a challenging school.
Just wait until you see their work!
#education   #popupbooksPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up Workshops at Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up Workshops at Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up Workshops at Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up Workshops at Fairchildes Primary, CroydonPhoto: Hello everyone!
I'm the illustrator, author and designer of a great many children's picture and pop up books, probably most notably good ol' Dinosaur Roar! below.
I tend to work out loud here on g+ and have done for the last two years now.
So if you are interested in a behind the scenes glimpse of the world of the children's book creator, then please do circle me.
If you want to see more of my work on g+ do look here bit.ly/PaulSticklandArt
Best wishes from a hot studio in Dorset UK!
#childrensbooks #illustration #childrensauthor   #dinosaurroarPhoto: Just some of the amazing kids at Storyfest, all dressed up as their favourite dinosaurs. Choosing a winner was quite a task. A little girl called Juno won with an amazing triceratops mask. So I have just had to paint her custom prize, a pink and purple triceratops! A really great day in the sunshine with hundreds of kids on the village green in Hartfield, Sussex. #childrensbooks #festivals #childrensfestivalsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Some great dinosaur drawing going on at Storyfest!Photo: Korky Paul and Winnie the Witch kicking off the day at StoryfestPhoto: ...and a dinosaur in the front room!
All drawn on a peelable layer on Foamex, ready to be cut out with a jigsaw. Ably assisted by Tabitha!
Storyfest.co.uk
#childrensbooks #festivals
Trying out a gif...Photo: There's another dinosaur in the garden...
Another dinosaur to colour in at Storyfest.co.ukPhoto: There's a dinosaur in our garden!
Getting ready for Storyfest this weekend  in Hartfield in Sussex.
The children will be colouring these dinosaurs with hundreds of little dinosaurs throughout the weekend!   storyfest.co.uk
#childrensbooks   #festivalsPhoto: www.popuppaper.blogspot.co.ukPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Very silly glasses at Cloud Cuckoo Land Festival!
We had great fun running this workshop...
Little Tabitha in just the latest thing!
#cloudcuckooland #cloudcuckooPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Paul Stickland photo by Jim JohnsonPhoto: Halloween Pop Ups
Half term here and Tabitha's been helping me prepare for my Pop Up Craft Intensive for Illustrators at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in Winchester this weekend. It's a stellar line up, with some top children's publishing stars, I'm looking forward to a really creative and stimulating weekend.
I'm sure it will get every bit as messy as this!
http://britishisles.scbwi.org/conference2014/programme/ 
#childrensbooks   #popupbooksPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Photo: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Photo: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Photo: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Photo: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Paul Stickland Pop Up WorkshopsPhoto: Been making Pop Up Paper Bugs for #BugStore  with the children of Oaklands Primary School in Yeovil today.
Been a very funny and creative time with the two year 1 classes and an afternoon with the 'gifted and talented' artists group.Photo: