Today I am very excited to share these Halloween pop-up cards to celebrate my favorite creepy holiday! This is a very simple handmade card kids can make and give to family and friends.
So I am just a bit obsessed with handmade cards and I am especially obsessed with pop-ups. I was actually fooling around making a few op-art pop-ups (say that 5 times fast) recently when I decided to make a Halloween themed one…and then two…and then, well, I couldn’t stop!
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- Cardstock You will need at least 2 colors. This Halloween themed pack would be great to use!
- Glue stick
- Xacto (Adults only)
- Cutting Mat (optional)
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Halloween Pop-Up Card Instructions
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Learn how to make simple Halloween pop-up cards.
- Cut out card template
Cut out individual cards along thick solid lines.
- Fold in half
Fold card along dashed line so that design is facing out.
- Cut out shapes
Cut out shapes along bold solid line. Do not cut light dotted lines. ADULTS ONLY: Use an Xacto to cut out the eyes.
- Fold dotted lines
Gently fold shape edges along dotted lines. Set aside.
- Cut back of card
Cut out card back pages and fold in half. If you are using a dark colored sheet of paper that the template is not visible on, simply cut your piece of card stock in half, and then fold in half.
- Assemble card
To assemble the card, glue the backside of the pop up card to the folded card back.
- Make it pop
To make the shape “pop,” fold the page IN along dashed lines and OUT along dotted lines.
- For younger kids I suggest eliminating cutting out the eyes so they don’t need to use an Xacto. Instead they can color in the eyes with marker.
- Loosen up the pop-up gently before you glue it to the card back.
- Decorate these! Print the templates on white card stock and add color as desired.
- Make a Halloween book! Glue the card interiors together to form an accordion book.
If you enjoyed making these Halloween pop-up cards, try making a simple pop-up book! Go here for the directions.
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