Next, Reinhart colors his pop-ups. He may use paint, paper collage, or digital art.
Once Reinhart has crafted the perfect pop-up, he carefully takes it apart. He marks the pieces to show how they fit together, then scans them into his computer. That makes a pattern. A manufacturer prints the pattern and assembles the pop-ups for the final book.
It takes Reinhart about six months of work to design each pop-up book. “But it’s worth it to take something you had in your mind and make it happen before your eyes,” he says.