Pop-up Valentines

Popping Pop-Up Valentines

Long before one could pick up a tablet and conjure a streaming video at the touch of a finger, the pop-up book was a popular sensation, engaging the imagination in a way that flat images and text never could. By designing and building our own pop-ups, we’ll get to think a little bit about the know-how it took to bring these familiar childhood books into our homes and lives–and create something for your valentine, too!

We’ll have examples of different ways to create a pop-up image along with all the materials and decorating supplies you’ll need. Staff and volunteers will be available to help with designs and pop-up card making, and we’ll also have pre-made pop-ups that younger kids (or anyone so inclined!) can decorate.

Pop on by!

This event will take place outdoors with social distancing. For the safety of all visitors and staff, we ask that everyone wear a mask at all times while on our site. This activity is free with museum admission and appropriate for all ages (adults included!), but children younger than 8 will likely need the help of an older child or an adult. This is a drop-in event; it is not necessary to arrive at 1:00 pm nor stay until 4:00 pm to enjoy the activity. Because this workshop involves paints and markers, we recommend wearing clothing that won’t mind a few stains and blotches.


Feb 14 2021


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel Street Austin, Texas 78705

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