Last weekend, some good friends invited our family over for dinner. We had a wonderful time with them, so we decided to have the kids make some thank you cards. But any old thank you card just won’t do, so DIY pop up thank you cards it is!
These were such a fun project so share with the kids! And it only took a few minutes for all of us to create together! Read on to see how to make these with your family!
These are wonderful for helping kids learn to show appreciation for acts of kindness or gifts they receive from friends and family. Plus, they can decorate them in their own special way!
And for other simple kids’ crafts, try my list of super easy preschool crafts you can make in 10 minutes!
DIY Pop Up Thank You Cards
To make these cards, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links provided here for convenience. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Scrapbook paper (One for each card)
- Printer Paper (One piece makes two cards)
- Glue stick
- Child-safe scissors
- Washable Markers
Start by cutting a piece of printer paper in half. Then fold each half into halves to make two separate cards. We ended up making three, so we used a piece and a half of printer paper.
Use the scissors to cut narrow slits into the fold of the printer paper. You’ll need to make two cuts for each pop-up frame you want. We wanted to make three pop-up frames, so we made six slits.
Push the slits back through the paper and crease them to make stand-up frames. These will be the base of your pop-up pictures.
Now cut out a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the size of your printer paper card. Glue the back of the scrapbook paper to the outside of the printer paper. That way, the scrapbook paper patter will appear on the outside and the pop-up frame will appear on the inside.
(Note: It works best to fold the scrapbook paper in half first. That helps it fit to the printer paper better when you glue them together.)
Since our scrapbook paper was patterned with lovely butterflies, we decided to cut out some of the small butterfly pictures and use them for our card. Before gluing them down, we cut the pictures out and placed them on the card to make sure they’d fit.
Then we just glued the pictures to the frames and added a handwritten thank you message.
All folded up. Look how pretty it is!
Our younger kids wanted to make some cards too. They used stickers to decorate their pop-up frames so that they would “stand up” when opened.
All we have left to do is hand them out to brighten someone’s day!
These would be a wonderful way for children to show gratitude to family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, and more at any time of year!
Have you tried making these DIY pop up thank you cards with your family? Let me know how you liked this project in the comments!
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