Make Your Own Pop-Up Holiday Card

Want to make a holiday card that really pops out amongst the others? Make a holiday pop-up card! Use the written instructions below or follow along with our video tutorial:

You will need:

  • Card stock or other heavyweight paper
  • Colorful construction paper
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Envelope

Directions:

  1. Cut the card stock to twice the size of card you want. (You will fold it in half to make the card.)
  2. Fold card stock in half.
  3. Cut a piece of construction paper that is the same size.
  4. Cut two parallel slits – 1 inch apart and 1 inch long – on the folded edge of the card stock.
  5. Fold the slit piece up to form a tab. This will be the base for your pop-up item.
  6. Open the card and turn the tab so that it pops out of the inside of the card.
  7. Glue card stock to construction paper and avoid the tab so that it can still “pop.”
  8. Decide on something you would like to have pop out – a tree, candle, snowman or other holiday-themed drawings are all good options!
  9. Draw the item you want to pop and cut it out. Set aside.
  10. Decorate the rest of the card to create a background for the item that pops.
  11. Glue your pop-up item to the tab.
  12. Put the card in an envelope and give it to a special person!
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