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Pop Up Angel Card

Supplies

Card stiock or construction paper

Sharp scissors

Glue

Instructions

Click on printables and print out the two pattern pieces. This is a small pattern and you may want to enlarge both pattern pieces on a copy machine.

Using a ruler as a guide, take the rounded end of a paper clip (or a ballpoint pen that has run out of ink) and press along the dotted lines of all the pop-up pieces. 

Using a ruler as a guide, take the rounded end of a paper clip (or a ballpoint pen that has run out of ink) and press along the dotted line on the center of the card. Go all the way from the top to the bottom of the card!

Carefully cut out the pop-up pieces for the angel following the solid, black lines.

Carefully cut out the angel's card following the solid, black lines. 


Take hold of the tab on the left side of the piece that has the angel's head...  and fold the tab up towards the angel's body. Return the tab back in its original position.

Take hold of the tab on the other piece...  and fold and fold the tab up towards the angel's body. Return the tab to its original position. 

Take both pieces and position them as shown. The piece with the angel's head should be on top and the wings of both pieces should be pointing back, away from you.

Begin to combine the pieces. As they intersect the angel's hands should be coming towards you and the wings should be pointing back, away from you. 

The two pieces are combined  with the arms coming forward. 

Take the card and fold it in half along the center fold line. Crease well, then open again.

Apply glue to the areas marked "glue here." 


Take hold of the tab at lower left and position it over the glue area. Press the tab firmly onto the glue area. Let the glue set for 30 seconds.


Lift the angel's dress on the right side a little so you can get to the tab at the lower right. Position the tab over the glue area and press it firmly down.


The angel should now lay completely flat on the open card. Let the glue dry!


Slowly begin to close the card. Help the angel fold down into the card as you close it


Your pop-up angel is ready for decorating. Happy Holidays!

This craft reprinted courtesy of Robert Sabuda.

Contributor

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Robert Sabuda

Robert works in his studio in New York City that he shares with his partner, children's book creator Matthew Reinhart. When asked about his work, Robert says, "We love making books. It's hard work but the best part is not having to worry about making a mess. When being an artist is your job, you can make as many messes as you want to!"

Patterns, Templates and Printables

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