DIY Pop-Up: Optimus Prime Pop-Up Card

For this DIY Pop-Up you will need:

  • Cardstock or heavy construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paper clip, or ballpoint pen that has run out of ink, or a knitting needle
  • Crayons, colored pencils, markers

Autobots – roll out! Now you can make your very own Transformers pop-up of one of the heroic Autobot on Cybertron, the legendary Optimus Prime! Download the PDF templates and print out at 100% size (no scaling) on a heavy paper, such as cardstock.


1 Using curved edge of a large paper clip along a ruler, trace all the dotted lines to create easy-to-fold lines.
2 Fold as directed in the diagram on the page.
3 Cut out all pieces along all solid black lines.

4 Glue tabs as directed and assemble as shown in the  diagrams on the page.
5 Color in with crayons, colored pencils or markers.
6 Voila! You’ve transformed mere paper into a pop-up Autobot hero!