Christmas Crafts for Kids


Pop-Up Holiday Card
Sturdy construction paper is the best type of paper to use for your pop-up holiday card.
Sturdy construction paper is the best type of paper to use for your pop-up holiday card.

Nothing says "You're special" this Christmas better than a pop-up holiday card with wishes from the heart -- especially since the "pop-up" is always a delightful surprise!

What You'll Need:

Construction paper

Ruler

Pencil

Blunt scissors

Craft glue

Markers

Step 1: Fold a piece of construction paper in half, making a strong crease. Draw half of a heart shape at the fold. Halfway down the heart shape, make 2 pencil marks about 1 inch apart.

Step 2: Cut from the top of the heart to the top mark. Then cut from the bottom of the heart to the bottom mark.

Use sharp scissors to cut the construction paper.

Step 3: Fold the cut flap back and forth several times to crease it well. Bring the flap back to center. Unfold the page almost completely, and gently push the flap through to the other side. You should have a heart that pops out of the paper.

Once your card is complete, don't forget to add your very special message.

Step 4: To make a pop-up holiday card, fold another piece of construction paper in half. Trim the pop-up piece of paper so that it is slightly smaller than the folded construction paper.

Glue the back of the pop-up paper to the inside of the larger paper. Decorate the front of your greeting card, and write a Christmas message inside.

Now that you've completed your pop-up holiday card, the next project will be a piece of cake. Continue to the next page to learn how to create curly paper art.

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