Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Cards for Kids, 2 pop-up cards for children to make.

Here are 2 more cards for children to make for Mother's Day--- or any other day!

First, you will need two pieces of paper the same size. They can be the same color or coordinating colors.  You will also need scraps of printed paper, markers, and scissors.
First: Fold one of the pieces of paper in half hamburger style. Fold in one corner on the fold as shown below..
 

Open the card and refold the triangle as shown.

Write your message on the inside of the card. Then, cut out a shape that you like. (The heart is shown below.) Carefully tape or glue it on the center foldline. You will want to make sure it will lie flat when you close the card. You may need to reposition it. (I did several times.)


Close the care and apply glue on the outside of the card, both top and bottom. Fold the remaining piece of paper in half and put it over the first card. (It will be a cover.)

Decorate the outside and you are all set!

PopUp Card 2
(I learned this on EnchantedLearning.com and used it in my classroom, too.)

First, you will need two pieces of paper the same size. They can be the same color or coordinating colors.  You will also need scraps of printed paper, markers, and scissors.
First: Fold one of the pieces of paper in half hamburger style. Make two cuts (about 1 1/2" long) on the folded edge of the card.
 I have darkened the lines for easier viewing.I have also drawn dotted lines to show where to fold, but you don't need to draw lines. Fold down the two cut sides. Open the card and push the folded flaps to the inside.
From the outside, it will look like this:

Now, make 2 more cuts and folds as shown. Your popups will have a stairstep effect.

Study the photo above to see which flaps come forward and which go back. (I learn better from photos than words.)

Now it is time to decorate your card.  For this garden motif, cut flowers and stems and glue them as shown,. I thought animals or jewels might also be nice.

Finally, you are going to glue the second piece of paper on the outside, just like card 1.


Enjoy!

5 comments :

Jordan McCollum said...

These are so cute! I'm emailing them to Ryan!!

Just Jaime said...

Love them!

runzalot81 said...

OH I love these! So creative! I really want to try that flower garden with my little guy.

nipiorama said...

Excellent!

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