Making pop up cards for Diwali and Christmas can be fun for kids. Just give them some basic art & craft materials, a few creative ideas and let them get going. Mail pop up cards for Diwali and homemade Christmas cards, made by your kids to near and dear ones. They will love it!
For making beautiful 3D pop up cards, You will need
1. A4 size – Tinted paper / Hand made paper
2. Small squares of colored paper / colored fabric
5. Oil Pastels
6. Glitter pens (Silver)
Here is how you do it.
First, fold the tinted paper or hand made paper in half. Cut the folded paper in the form of a lantern for Diwali or a star for Christmas.
Paste this colored and patterned strip of paper as shown below and close the Diwali card.
Now we will make paper flowers or fabric flowers that pop up when you open the greeting card. Take a square shaped colored paper or colored fabric. Look at the pictures below.
Make a circular flowery pattern for marigold flowers. Marigold is considered auspicious for all festive occasions in India.
Open the flower. Cut a slit. Pull the slit a little over the other edge and paste to get a slightly cone shaped paper flower. Make 3-4 such paper flowers or fabric flowers in alternate colors. Paste one over the other at the center. You get a big flower as shown below.
Paste this big flower in the center of your pop up card. Paste the sides of the flower to the sides of the pop up card. Now close the card. Decorate it with oil pastels and other decorative materials.
And your pop up card for Diwali is ready.
Follow a similar procedure for the Christmas card. Fold an A-4 size tinted paper into half. Cut the folded paper in the shape of a star as shown below.
Give a pointed cut to the folded paper for star shaped paper flowers as shown below.
Decorate the card with holly leaves and all things Christmassy!
Teach kids to make many more pop up cards for other occasions like birthdays, anniversaries etc. on similar lines. Just remember the outline of the main card must be cut according to the theme. For Diwali, we gave the card the shape of a lantern and for Christmas, we made a star card. Aren’t they lovely?