Poppin’ Halloween Card
In this spooktacular Halloween craft, kids create their own creepy cast of characters to make a pop-up card that’s full of surprises! Ours features a haunted house complete with ghosts, bats, and, of course, a black cat.
Pop-up Halloween Card Supplies
- Construction paper in multiple colors
- White copy paper
- Child-safe scissors (if the child will do the cutting)
Pop-up Halloween Card Directions
Step one: Draw a spooky house, two cats, and five bats on a black sheet of construction paper. Then draw two ghosts on a white sheet of paper and two circles on a yellow sheet of paper for the moon (you can trace a circular object such as a jar lid if you don’t want to draw freehand).
Step two: Cut out all the images. Using different colors of paper, cut 10 small squares for the windows of the house and one small rectangle for the door. The house will look spookier if the shapes are a little uneven! Lay out all cutouts and organize by group.
Step three: Fold an orange sheet of paper in half crosswise. Draw a narrow rectangle (for the cat) and a wide rectangle (for the house) from the folded side.
Step four: Cut both sides of each rectangle, then fold inward as shown below.
Step five: Stick the door and windows on the spooky house. Feel free to decorate the black cat’s face too. Then fold a black sheet of paper crosswise and decorate the front part.
Step six: Stick the orange sheet of paper with pop-up rectangles on the back of the black sheet of paper. Then apply glue on the lower side of each rectangle.
Step seven: Stick the spooky house on the wider rectangle and the cat on the narrow rectangle. Decorate the background with a moon and bats.
Your Halloween card is ready to deliver a shiver!