On a recent trip home, my mum reminded me of the pop up cards we used to make together when I was a child. I particularly remember a rather gorgeous little pop-up wide mouthed frog. However, unless you roll them in glitter, wide mouthed frogs are not especially Christmasy so I thought I would show you how to make this lovely sparkly Christmas tree, which I made with Twinkle this week.
Pop-up cards are a great project to do with children, they are easy enough that most ages can join in, and even if they aren’t old enough to use the scissors safely yet, they can help to decorate them.
What you will need:
Two pieces of card of equal size, one of them will be green, either sparkly as we have chosen or plain green.
Pieces of coloured card or paper and ribbon to decorate.
Take your piece of green card and fold it in half, so the green side is on the inside. Draw your tree, as the picture below, against the folded edge, younger children will need some help with this stage.
Carefully cut the solid lines only.
Fold along the dotted lines.
Open your card up and fold the tree branches so they pop in the right direction.
Stick your second piece of card on the back with the glue. We used gold as Twinkle liked the hint of colour sparkling through the branches, however you could use any colour you would like.
Then you can decorate it however you like. We added some sparkly baubles and cut out some presents from wrapping paper. We then added a couple of little bows and a shining star.
Today I am so excited to be taking part in the Kid Made Christmas Cards 2016 series organised by Mum in the Madhouse.
The series contains 30 great Christmas card ideas for kids to make.