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Video:How to Make Mouth Pop-Up Cards

with Lea Elleseff

A picture really is worth a thousand words. Celebrate your next special occasion by making an adorable mouth pop-up card.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Mouth Pop-Up Cards

Hi, Lea Elleseff here for About.com Parenting. Today I'm going to show you how to make a mouth pop-up card.

Supplies Needed to Make a Mouth Pop-Up Card

This craft is great for occasions like holidays, birthdays, and invitations. Here's what we'll need:
  • 2 pieces of paper (medium thickness)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • colored pencils, markers, and pens
  • googly eyes

Make the Pop-Up Image

Let's begin. Fold one piece of paper in half, and cut a line like this of about one inch. Fold the flaps around it into two triangles.

Now, score the edges with the blunt end of your scissors. Gently push the triangles through to the other side of the paper, fold it, and score.

Voila, now you have your pop-up image.

Glue the Pieces of Paper Together

Next, fold another piece of paper and glue the one with the pop-up image right on top of it. Make sure not to put any glue on the actual pop-up piece.

Draw the Card's Image

Now you're ready to draw your image. I'm not sure what I'll draw today. I'm just going to start and see what comes out.

Oh my, look at this. It's a fashionable alien. And notice how I left room for the eyes.

Glue On the Googly Eyes

Now it's time to glue the googly eyes on like this. What should I use it for? Maybe I'll throw an alien dress up party. Or better yet, I'll use it as an invitation to get my cousin to come visit me.

So there you have it, and now that you do you can get creative with your own mouth pop-up card.

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