Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card
Kids will love creating their own tree-mendous holiday cards with a festive pop-up surprise inside. There’s plenty of room to create a custom message—and for a whole constellation of glitter glue stars!
Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card Supplies
- Red and green construction paper
- Child-safe scissors (if the child will do the cutting)
- Small piece of cardboard
- Glitter glue
- Gold and silver metallic markers
Pop-Up Christmas Card Directions
Step one: To make the tree, fold a sheet of green construction paper in half crosswise. Fold again in half crosswise, then fold in half lengthwise.
Step two: Starting at the top of the folded end, draw a right triangle. Then draw lines from the folded end to the right side of the triangle. Draw the side of the Christmas tree by making connecting lines from the top line to the bottom corner of the next line.
Step three: Cut the side of the tree following the pattern drawn. (For a fuller tree, use two sheets of green paper for steps two and three.) Stack the paper trees by applying glue to the folded crease and sticking them on top of one another.
Step four: Fold the red sheet of paper in half crosswise, then stick the tree in the middle by aligning their creases.
Step five: To make the trunk, fold a small strip of cardboard in half three times and glue below the tree.
Step six: To make ornaments, cut out four green circles of equal size, stack, and fold in half. Apply glue to the crease of a circle and stick folded circles on top of one other, aligning their creases. Make two sets.
Step seven: Decorate the inside of the card with a star tree topper and glitter glue stars.
Step eight: Decorate the front with a message and pop-up holiday ornaments.
Your Christmas card is ready to bring cheer to those dear!