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Pop-up Tree Card

Make a great (but simple) pop-up card from construction paper.


Supplies needed:

  • 3 pieces of construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Optional: Markers, glitter or glitter glue



Fold two pieces of construction paper in half. One piece will be the outside of the card; one piece will be the inside.


On the inner card, make four short, parallel cuts along the fold line. The cuts should be in two pairs.


Fold over the flaps that were formed by the cuts.

Unfold the folds you just made and open up the card.


Push up the flaps made by the cuts. These will be the tree trunks.

Close the card so that the flaps are inside the card.


Cut out 2 tree shapes from green paper. Make sure that they will fit inside the card when it is closed.

Glue them to the paper trunks. Close the card.


Glue the other folded piece of construction paper onto the outside of the card. Make sure you don't glue the place where the trees are.

Optional: Decorate with glitter glue or markers.




Variation: Instead of trees, have stars, snowmen, gingerbread people, or candy canes pop up out of your card.