We love pop-out cards and this Christmas tree pop-up card does just that.
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What I like most about this map is that you can make it super easy for young children by simply using one “layer” for the tree, or make it more complex for older children and adults by making your tree multi-layered, since Each layer is more difficult to fold and requires more fine motor skills.
No matter how many diapers you use, this one is super cute. You can stick it on paper alone, or you can decorate it further and add glitter or gems to the tree to make it even more festive.
You don’t need to have this as a card either, it looks wonderful “open” so it will make a great project for the classroom.
Ready to create your Christmas tree pop-up card?
Let’s move on to crafts.
How to make a christmas tree pop up card
What do you need:
- map background
- green paper
- coffee paper
- yellow paper
- something to trace to make circles
Watch the video tutorial
Or follow the step by step instructions
You can buy or make your own card bases from construction paper.
Trace circles on green paper.
For younger children, you will only need a larger circle, while older children can handle more.
Cut out the paper circles.
Fold the circles in half.
Cut them in half.
Now comes the folding again.
Fold the semicircles in half (cone shape).
Fold in half again.
And even. Fold each crease, we want them to be as neat as possible.
Deploy. Now comes the “complicated part”. Especially when you have smaller circles.
With the semicircle unfolded, look at the crease in the middle. Make a mountain fold.
Since the middle fold is a mountain fold, fold it all the way to the right and to the left in a “zig-zag” pattern: mountain fold, valley fold, mountain fold, valley.
Cut out a small brown rectangle and glue it to the card, in the middle of the fold, to make the trunk of the tree.
Take the folded semicircle, apply glue to the back of the last folds on both sides (remember that the middle fold should be a mountain fold, facing up).
Stick the card in an A shape: the center crease should line up a little with the crease on the card.
If you made more circles in more sizes, glue them the same way on top of each other (overlapping them a bit) until you get the tree height you want.
Cut a star out of yellow paper and glue it to the top of the tree.
All set, you have created a beautiful Christmas tree pop-up card.
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