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How To Make a Pop-Up Card
You Will Need
  • Imagination
  • Colored construction paper
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • Safety scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Glue
step 1Fold two pieces of paper
Fold two pieces of paper in half and set one aside for later use. With a pencil, make a light dot in the center of the folded edge.
step 2Draw a line and cut
Use the ruler to measure a 2-inch line from the dot toward the unfolded edge. Draw another dot to mark the end of the 2-inch line. Use the scissors to cut from dot to dot, starting at the folded edge.
step 3Fold the two new flaps
Fold the flaps on either side of the cut so that each one forms a triangle. Press firmly to create a deep crease. Unfold the flaps, and then unfold the entire piece of paper.
step 4Turn the paper over
Turn the construction paper over so the paper stands up like a tent. Put your finger on top of the tent and push the triangles down. Turn the paper over again. When you open and close it, the pop-up hole will look like a mouth.
step 5Draw the character
Draw the main character for your card around the hole, using it as a mouth. Use colored pencils and markers to bring the picture to life. Write a note to the person who’ll be receiving the card.
step 6Make a cover
Open the second sheet of paper and set it down horizontally. Place a line of glue down the inside crease. Glue the pop-up page’s outer crease to the plain page’s inner crease. Wait for the glue to dry.
step 7Design the cover
Design the front of the card and share it with someone special!
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