A to Z : Learn Something New Every Day


To make all your pop-ups symmetrical, you should begin with an evenly folded sheet of paper.

  • For this card fold a sheet of paper lengthwise.
  • Turn the card horizontal and for each pop-up, make two short cuts into the paper’s edge unnamed (34)
  • Fold each flap  back and forth between the cutsunnamed (13)
  • Return the flaps to the flat position
  • Open the card and push the center of each flap forward unnamed (27)
  • When you close the card the flap will lie flat
  • You will notice pop-ups in stores have a patch on the outside or a second outside layer to cover the gaps of the cuts … so feel free to glue a second piece of paper over the outside of your card.

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  • If you want to decorate your card cut out a few pictures or photos you would like to use.
  • Glue each picture to the bottom half of the box that formed when the card is open. Don’t glue it flush to the bottom of the card or it will have a hard time closing.
  • Embellish the rest of the card as you’d like.

12 thoughts on “A to Z : Learn Something New Every Day

  1. Emma learned how to do this in about 2nd grade! She made us pop up cards CONSTANTLY! Loved them! Still have a lot of them.


  2. I love the eclectic mix of posts you’ve come up with so far. I don’t know if I’ve ever made a pop up card, but now I kinda want to. 🙂


  3. I love this. I did it with my Kindergartners. (In small groups). It was tucked away in the back of my mind. Thanks for the memories.


  4. one word: holy shit! who figures these things out? there is a level of engineering (insight) that’s pretty darn impressive… I’m with Kristi….very cool variety going in this here Anti-to-Matter April Blog Challenge, here at your place.


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