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Pop-Up Monster

Monster crafts captivate boys as well as girls. This pop-up craft will be a real favorite with all kids.


White Paper


Markers, crayons or colored pencils

Wiggle eyes


Click on Printables and print out the complete illustrated instructions so you can follow along with the written instructions.

Take your card and fold it in half.

Draw a line (about 45 degrees) from the folded edge to the middle of the page. Cut along the line with scissors.
Fold the point towards you and crease it well. Fold it backwards along the same fold and crease well.

Fold the very tip of the point forwards......and backwards.

Open the card and push the main point forward as you close the card.

Open the card slightly and push the creased tip downwards and inwards. You now have a big v-fold with a little v-fold on top.

Close the card and draw two short parallel lines, about 3/4 inches long, in the middle of the folded edge.

Cut along the lines with scissors, through all four layers of the card.

Fold the tab backwards and forwards at the ends of the cuts. Make sure the new fold is parallel to the v-fold's edge. Repeat on the other tab on the opposite side of the card.

Open the card and push the tab on the right side inwards as you re-close the card. Repeat on the left side.

You now have layer folds coming off of your main v-fold - eyes for your creature!

Decorate your monster and show it off to your friends!

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Robert Sabuda

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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