Video:How to Make a Pop-Up Cardwith Lilly Gershon
Don't just send the same old thank you card. Learn how to make a cool, crafty pop-up card with a personal touch.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Pop-Up CardHi, my name is Lilly Gershon. Today at About.com Parenting, we're going to show you how to make a simple pop-up card.
This is a really good activity for children, or adults, or adult children.
Materials Needed to Make a Pop-Up CardHere are some of the materials you'll need:
- colored pencils or markers to draw with
- paper of medium thickness
- glue stick
- butter knife
Score the Edges of the CardFold the paper in half, score the edge with the dull edge of a butter knife. This keeps the paper from cracking when it's folded. Now fold in half again, and score. Now, unfold your paper once.
Create Your DesignNow, create your design and draw your background. For example, I want to create a card for my sister who lives in the woods. So I'm going to draw a forest scene.
Cut the Lines For the Pop UpNow, that you have your design, unfold your paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Now draw a set of parallel lines approximately where you want your pop-up to be.
Cut along the lines. Fold the flap back and score, do this on both sides.
Push the Pop Up ForwardReturn the flaps to their original position. Now open your card and push your pop-up forward. Close the card again, and score the edges.
Glue the Shape Onto the Pop-Up SurfaceNow that you have this, you can glue any shape onto the surface. I'm going to put a little bear onto this one. Here he comes.
Use a glue stick on the front of each square. Attach your image and press together with your fingers. Let this dry for a minute.
Write Your Message on the Pop-Up CardNow fold your paper in half again and you have your pop-up. Write your message and you're done.
If you'd like more images to pop out from the background, just draw and cut more parallel lines, for results like these.
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