Simple Christmas Craft for Kids: Pop Up Card

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas! Today we're going to share how we made these super cute pop-up cards, step by step! The best part? This craft is totally kid-friendly, so you can kill two birds with one stone and get the little ones to participate in the holiday preparations this year ;) You'll need these materials:

  1. Two pieces of paper. We suggest using different colours, so that the pop-up stands out more. We used red and orange.
  2. Ruler
  3. Glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Pencil and eraser, or pen
  6. Items to decorate the card. You can use stickers, ribbons, paint, or sequins!

The first thing we did was trim off a border of about 1cm from the orange paper. This is totally optional, but we loved the effect of the red border surrounding the inside orange layer.

Now to make the pop-up! We folded the orange paper in half and, using the ruler and pencil, drew 4 horizontal lines (shortest on top and longest at the bottom) coming out from the folded edge. At the end of each horizontal line, mark a vertical dotted line. Cut along the horizontal solid lines and fold along the vertical dotted lines, as seen below.

Once you've done this, fold out your paper and you should have a pop-up effect of 3 boxes stacked on top of each other! Pinch the cut outs towards you so that they point in the right way, and then you can glue it down to your outer card.

How cool is that! And now all that's left to do is to decorate! We actually wanted to experiment a little bit, so we used some glittery nail polish (that's right, nail polish!) to paint some simple polka dots and stripes on the boxes. We also used some tiny ribbons to make it even more Christmasy!

And, voila! The finished product:

Would you make this simple and sweet card DIY for Christmas? We definitely had a blast with it, and we hope you do, too! Til next time: happy crafting, everybody!

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