A Pop-Up Hexagon Ball

I stumbled across this wonderful little project while looking at the Sizzix website - the actual video can be found {here}. Any way I absolutely loved the idea and of course wanted to make one straight away! Problem is I don't own a Sizzix Big Shot, so I didn't have a template - so I did some research and thanks to Google found a template I could use. You can find it at Linda Lucine's Blog. So how did mine turn out? It was so easy and fun to create, even Amber has had fun popping it up and down.
(Note: the only thing I changed about the template was the size - I made mine larger. I also thought I would need more tabs to hold more rubber bands - you will see them in the tutorial - but I didn't need them, all I needed was one rubber band)
And here are pictures of all the sides
Want to see how it's made? I've even got a tutorial!







And just in case that's not enough - I have a video so you can see the Pop-Up Hexagon Ball in action!!

If you make one of these - I would LOVE to see it!!

UPDATE: As at the 5th of October 2010 it was bought to my attention that Linda Lucine's blog is no longer active.

27 comments

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! So jealous that you are going into spring. We are hitting fall and soon it will be winter. Living in the upper midwest of the States that means nasty cold weather. Love your site and the projects.

Scrappycath said...

Your blog is looking absolutely wonderful!

laterg8r said...

so cool TFS :D

Lani said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi, I came across your blog because I was looking for instructions on how to create one of those pop up hexagons! I'm doing a project for my dimensional design class and I would really appreciate it if you could send me the template as soon as possible. Please. =)

Thanks,
Anne-Marie
amsafford@masterat3.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would like to make a pop up ball but cannot find a template anywhere! Any help would be appreciated. My email is jane_eyre7481@yahoo.com

Thx!

Angel Creations said...

This is stunning, please could you mail me the template so i can also try my hand at this cute pop-up. leeferns@gmail.com

Thanks.

Don Gonzalo said...

Can you please send the instructions to my mail?: gonzaloibero@hotmail.com Luv your blog! :D Salute!

Anonymous said...

can you email me the template to the pop up hexagon ball conniey@hotmail.com

thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is a cool idea and I want to try it for Valentines Day! Can you send me the template please?

Thank you!

Janice
janjan318@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your hexagon ball. I just tried to leave a comment and i don't know if it went through or not. Anyway, I would love a copy of the template if you could email it to tmweik@mchsi.com I would appreciate it. I love the way you decorated your ball. I was going to just make it for fun for my son who saw one at the doctor's office and fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing. Vicki

Anonymous said...

I have searched and search for a template for the pop up ball on the net and can't find anything except the Sizzix die ... are you able to email me the template. I'm wanting to include one behind a flap for a page at our local show. My email is cathford@ozemail.com.au
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love the template for this! Thank you! sarah.jackson1@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

I would love the template if you don't mind. My email is becauseofthebrave@hotmail.com! Thank you so much! :)

Anonymous said...

Can you please me the template as well!!

Thanks
3mmacarter@gmail.com

DonnaB said...

I love your pop up box. I would really appreciate it if you could send me the template as I really want to give it a try. My email is DonnaB3350@ktis.net.

Thanks ever so much!

Kaitlyn Debra said...

Hey, could you please send this template to me? I want to use it for a pop up calendar save-the-date for my wedding!

Thanks!

redoffall@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, i have been looking for a template for this everywhere and cannot find one so if you could send me the template that would be amazing, my email is bubblegumbecky@hotmail.co.uk thank you very much :)

Karena said...

What a super cute idea! May i have the pop-up template please? srepko@insight.rr.com

Thank you.
Karena

janet dycus said...

yes i would love the template if you dont mind here is my email jandycus1@aol.com

janet dycus said...

i am having problems putting this pop ball together how do you attach the rubber band it is not like the one on you tube hope you can help me with this please

Sarah said...

Hi Janet, I couldn't find an email to message you direct, so hopefully you will see this. There is a photo above in my "slide" that shows where the rubber band goes. There will be tabs with a hole in each. Make sure you have created a slit running from the edge of the tab to the hole. Then slide your rubber band on one tab, and stretch over to the other tab and do the same thing. It can be a little tricky, you could use some elastic and thread it through the holes - this ensures you have the right elasticity for the ball to pop up if you don't have the right size rubber band. Hope this helps :)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Can you email me the template
to the popup hexagon ball My email is
solweig.eholm@gmail.com

Thank you very much

Unknown said...

Hi!Can you email me the template to the hexagon popupball

solweig.edholm@gmail.com

Tank you very much

Cathy said...

oh yes please... I would LOVE to make this.... please email me on sandersfamily.za @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like the template, soulofawolf21@aol.com please!

Christina Hor said...

WOW! This is amazing! My small children would absolutely love to have this box! Thanks for the tutorial. Love to give this a try.