Materials Found At Your H-E-B
2 sheets of construction paper of equal size (standard 8 1/2" x 11" is ideal, but not required)
Markers or crayons
Craft glue or a glue stick
Glitter and/or sequins (optional)
How To Make It
1. Select one of the pieces of construction paper for the inside of the card. Fold it in half width-wise.
2. Starting from the fold, draw half a heart or half a flower. This will be your pop-up. To ensure the pop-up stays tucked into the finished card, draw no further than the center of the page.
3. Using your scissors, cut along the line you just drew, starting from the fold, leaving a 1-inch part toward the center of the card uncut.
4. Open the card and push the pop-up inward, then refold the card so the pop-up folds one way and the card folds the other.
5. Take the second piece of construction paper and glue it to the back of the first, making sure you don't glue the pop-up. Then fold the card in half to close.
6. Let your kids decorate the card with markers or crayons. You can also help them use the glue stick to attach glitter or sequins.
- Let your kids pick two different colors for their construction paper—one for the inside and one for the outside of the card.
- To really personalize the card, your child can create their own design for the pop-up. Any design will work as long as you leave the outside of the pop-up shape attached to the card. Let them get creative!
- Markers and crayons aren't the only way to color. Finger-paints and watercolor paints are wonderful ways to decorate these cards as well.
- An adult should do the cutting for this project, but safety scissors are a good idea if your child wants to help.