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Pop-up Mothers Day Card
Apr 16th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Flowers all in a row to pass on my thanks!

This is one of the very effective paper crafts for children and an easy pop-up card technique for children to create. It combines a couple of different techniques, you do not need to use both, but I have thrown them both in the mix here to demonstrate two at once.

Mothers Day Card - Garland

The first technique I used was making a paper garland (Paper Garland Tutorial). I then used pencils to give each flower it’s own personality. They are so sweet!! Other ideas for the garland are hearts or stars all in a row, or a person so that their is a row of folk holding hands.

mum-card_garland2Inside the card I made a simple pop up (Pop-up Card Tutorial) to stick on more of my flowers – I had made the garland much too long to fit on the front of the card. You will have to trust me on this, there really is a pop up on the card, it is kinda little and hard to see in the photo – but the action is that when the card is opened the three flowers ‘pop up’ and stand out from the card. To decorate the rest of the card I drew another flower – a big version of my little ones in a row.

But wait, there’s more!! Yet another flower from my garland (the last one I promise) is stuck onto the envelope to make matching set.

mum-card_garland-envelopeIf you want some more ideas for these techniques then check out my other paper garland and an alternative simple pop-up card.

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Mothers Day Tea Bag Card
Apr 16th, 2010 by Craftylocks

t-pot_cardI did not make this up all by myself for paper crafts for children, I made my own version of one that I was given last year as I loved it and it is a great mothers day card. I thought it a really nice idea as it combines home made with a little gift of the tea-bag and the associated tea break. For my version I made a tea pot with a slit in the tea pot lid for the tea bag tab to poke through.

The poem in the tea pot reads …
A cup of tea to say thank you
For all the things you’ve done
And wishes that the day will bring
You happiness and fun.

t-pot_card2I like the idea of providing the children a tea-pot card cut out and they decorate the tea-pot any way they like. My children would likely decorate it with dragons!

If you want a tea-pot template to trace I have one handy, it has two different sizes, coz I like options and I had room on the paper – tea pot template.

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Chicken Pop-up Card
Apr 14th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Chickens moving into the yard and onto paper crafts for children!

hensHow exciting, new members of the family – clucky egg laying ones! We have six hen scratching in a nice new hen house in our orchard. The wonderful plan is that the children will look after them and sell surplus eggs for pocket money. The reality is that the cost of the hen house and all the food will mean that for each egg they sell will cost the parents equivalent to four eggs! But it has been entertaining, so far they have been fed about 5 times each day and checked for eggs every half hour. And when I wanted to cook with eggs I actually got some from my MIL next door (who we got the hens from) rather than use the ones the children have been saving up to sell.

bird-card_stepSo to celebrate we made a pop up chicken card. The children found the joke and drew the chicken for the front of the card. We have not decided who this card is for but now that we have practiced this bird/mouth pop-up technique we will be using it lots. The image to the right shows the pop-up mouth part way through making the card – it shows how it works really well.

The joke reads “What do you call a chicken who crosses the road, rolls in the mud, and crosses back again?A dirty double crosser!


bird-card1 bird-card
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Pop-up Card
Mar 25th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Easy to make and can be adapted for any occasion.

pop-up40_card1I wanted a card design that was flexible for many occasions and one that the kids could also make. This design has a simple easy to craft pop up that can have whatever is relevant attached to the pop up section. Great for displaying a special bit of kids art for someone special.

Super easy to make, check out the Tutorial or the Worksheet – Pop-up Cards PDF.
And don’t miss the latest release – Pop-up Card Life Story Movie!

This card is great for making an Easter themed message. I have more paper crafts for children ideas to help you craft your way to Easter – Easter Crafts for Children.

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Pop-up Card Movie
Mar 25th, 2010 by Craftylocks

A bit of a demo on making a pop-up card, and then a horrifying end to the card …

Super easy to make, check out the Tutorial or the worksheet – Worksheet – Pop-up Cards PDF

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Pop-up Cards Tutorial
Mar 25th, 2010 by Craftylocks

My daughters favorite paper crafts for children technique!

pop-up1 Fold a piece of lightweight card in half and then in half again.
pop-up2 Open out and fold along the long fold line. On the bottom section cut two equal lines into the fold line.
pop-up3 Fold between the two cuts lines, turn over and fold along the same crease from the other side.
pop-up4 Fold back into original fold and pop out the cut out section.
pop-up5 Attach a picture or message to the folded out section.

Download the printable version of the worksheet. Worksheet – Pop-up Card PDF

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