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Christmas Tree Pop Up Card

Image of Christmas Tree Pop Up Card

Everybody enjoys Robert Sabuda’s pop up books, now he shows you how to make your own pop ups to enjoy or give as a card to someone special.

Supplies

Cardstock or heavy paper

 

Scissors

 

Ruler

 

Paper Clip or dried up ball point pen

 

Willing hands

Instructions

Print out the patterns found under printables on a heavy paper, like card stock or construction paper.

Lay the card that has the outline of the tree on a flat surface.

Take a ruler and line the edge of it up against the center fold line of the card.

 
Use the rounded end of a paper clip (or a ball point pen that has run out of ink) and press it along the dotted line carefully scoring the card all the way from top to bottom. Score all the other dotted lines on the card as well.

Cut the card out carefully following the solid, black lines around the edges.

Begin to fold the card in half, keeping the outline of the tree on the OUTSIDE so you can always see it.

 
Fold the card completely in half with the outline of the tree still visible.

 
Carefully cut along the SOLID black line of the first segment at the top of the tree.

Fold the first segment at the top to the tree back against the card, along the dotted line, and crease with your thumb or finger.

 
Put the first segment back in its original position.

 
Open the card like a tent, and push the first segment through to the other side.

If you turn the card over,  and check the photos below to see how it should look.

 

Repeat the process and when you have done all five segments the card will look like the photo below.

 
Set the Christmas tree card aside and lay the second print out, the backing card, on a flat surface.

Take a ruler and line the edge of it up against the center fold line of the backing card and score down the center with your paper clip.

 
Cut the backing card out carefully following the solid, black lines around the edges.

Fold the backing card in half with the dotted line on the INSIDE. Set this card aside.

 
Take the Christmas Tree card and turn it over so the dotted outline is visible. Put a thin line of glue along the right side of the card from top to bottom.

 
Put a thin line of glue along the left side of the card from top to bottom.

Take the backing card, with the dotted line facing down, and carefully position it on top of the Christmas tree card. Take your time, making sure the edges of both cards match up.

 
Press the cards together, flattening them completely.

 
Turn the card over, carefully close and open it. Your pop-up Christmas Tree card is ready to be decorated!

This craft reprinted courtesy of Robert Sabuda.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

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Other Images

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Contributor

Image of Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com
Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com

Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.

4 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Pop Up Card”

  1. Joan Foster says:

    great cards thank you

  2. Laura Silveira says:

    Loved it! Thank you!

  3. Jennifer townsend says:

    my boys loved the card

  4. Cut the backing card out carefully following the solid, black lines around the edges.
    Fold the backing card in half with the dotted line on the INSIDE. Set this card aside.

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