POP UP CARD
Submitted by Amy Schamburek from 20ish Parents
What You Need:
- Arm Pattern (click here)
- cardboard (very thin)
- 9 x 12 white construction paper
- crayons or fine line markers
What You Do:
- Have the child trace the arm two times onto white cardboard. Click here for the arm pattern.
- Repeat step 1 on the white construction paper.
- Then cut out the arms and place them horizontally so that the hands point outward and the thumbs are at the top.
- With crayons or markers, have the child draw sleeves on the arms.
- Fold the piece of 9 x 12 white construction paper to make a rectangle.
- WIth the crease at the left, have them draw a picture of their dad on the front of the card. Then , add a personal note, such as "I love You, Daddy".
- The open the card and have them draw their faces near the top center of the cards, on the fold.
- Next, have them fold 1/2 of the shoulder end of the each sleeve. (see illustration) Then glue the folded-under sections of the sleeves on either side of the card's creased center as shown.
- Below the arms, have the child write "This Much" and sign their names. They may give their cards to Dad with the paperweights.
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