A pop-up card adds a surprise factor to what would be an ordinary gift. Pop-up cards are an educational project to make with children because they teach them about symmetry. A bunny pop-up card works well for any occasion, but they make great gift ideas for Easter. A bunny pop-up card does not require a lot of money to make, and it allows for plenty of creativity.
Fold the card stock in half portrait style. The size of the card stock you use will depend on how large you want the card to appear.
Draw a circle on a piece of construction paper. Make the circle as small as the bottom of a soda can for best results. Draw two ovals that are equal in size to each other.
Cut the shapes out. Fold the circle in half. This will be the face of the bunny. Decorate it with markers by drawing eyes, a nose and a mouth.
Cut out a small square from the construction paper. The square needs to be 1/3 the size of the bunny. Fold the square in half horizontally, then fold it in half vertically.
Glue the two ovals to the bunny. These will represent the bunny's ears. Use the markers to colour in the ears if you prefer. The ovals will need to be placed on top of the bunny's head, and they will need to stand vertically.
Glue the rectangle tab to the back of the bunny head. Glue it directly onto bottom of the head and centre it with the folded line. Line the fold of the rectangle tab with the fold on the bunny when gluing it in place.
Place all the folds in line with the fold on the card stock to ensure that they all line up. Close the card with the tab and bunny aligned with the fold of the card. Open it up to see if everything is positioned correctly. Reposition everything and then glue the tab that you glued to the bunny in the aligned location on the card's fold.
Decorate the inside and outside of the card. Write a personal message, cut out more shapes from the construction paper or think of a creative poem to add.
Use your favourite construction paper colours when making this card. Add glitter to give it a sparkling effect.
Watch children closely when they cut with scissors.
Tips and warnings
- Use your favourite construction paper colours when making this card.
- Add glitter to give it a sparkling effect.
- Watch children closely when they cut with scissors.