Let's Get Poppin'

Marbles Rings

Show someone you care by creating a one-of-a-kind card that pops up when opened. Create pop-up flower gardens, hearts, rocket ships and more. 
 
What You Need:

  • Construction paper or cardstock 
  • Markers or crayons 
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil 
  • Glue or glue stick 

 
What You Do:

  1. Fold 2 pieces of thick paper in half. Set one aside until step #6. 
  2. On one piece of your folded paper, cut 2 slits at the center of the folded side of your card about ½” apart from each other. 
  3. Open the paper and fold tabs in the opposite direction, away from the fold.  
  4. On a separate sheet of paper, draw a design that will pop up when the card is opened (like the heart in the photo). 
  5. Glue the design to the tab. 
  6. Glue the uncut paper to the back of the card. Write a message and add more designs. 

 
Words to Use: 

  • Design: Plan for creating something. 
  • Two-dimensional: Flat. 
  • Three-dimensional: Having or seeming to have length, depth, and height.  Not flat. 
  • Recipient: someone who receives something. 

 
Questions to Ask: 

  • What message to do you want to communicate to the person that you are creating this card for? 
  • What kinds of things does the recipient enjoy?   Have one of these things be what pops up on the card. 
  • What happens when the card is opened? Why/how? 
  • How do you think ____________ will feel when they receive the card? 
  • How do you think you will feel when you give the card to __________________? 

 
Change It Up:  

  • Age it Down: Trace your kid’s hands and cut them out.  Glue them to a ribbon to create a “hug” card.  Write a message on the hands and then pop in the mail to send a hug to a loved one or teacher. 
  • Age it Up: Use bubble letters or block letters to write your message. Create several pop-up elements on one card, like multiple flowers that pop up to create a garden.

Learning Connections:  

  • Communication 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Creativity 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Fine Motor Development 

Curriculum Connections:  
NC Standard Course of Study 

  • Social Studies: K.C&G.1.1 
  • Visual Arts: K.V.1.2, K.V.2.3, K.V.3.1, 1.V. 1.2, 1.V.2.1, 1.V.2.3, 1.V.3.1, 1.V.3.2, 1.V.3.3, 2.V.1.2, 2.V.2.1, 2.V.2.3, 2.V.3.3, 3.V.1.2, 3.V.2.1, 3.V.2.2, 3.V.2.3, 4.V.1.2, 4.V.2.1, 4.V.3.3, 5.V.1.2 

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