Make a great (but simple) pop-up New Year’s card from construction paper.
- 3 pieces of construction paper
- Optional – Markers
- Optional – 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. Then unfold the folds you just made and open up the card.
Push up the flaps made by the cuts. These will hold up the numbers. Close the card so that the flaps are inside the card.
Cut out large numbers (for the new year) from construction paper. Make sure that they will fit inside the card when it is closed. Glue them to the flaps, then 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 numbers are.
Optional: Decorate with glitter glue or markers.
Variations: Instead of numbers, draw and cut out stars, fireworks, or champagne glasses to pop up out of your card.