Make a pop-up card

You will need:

  • sheet of card – any colour you like
  • scissors
  • pencils or pens


  1. If you’re going to use paint or glue, protect your working surface with newspaper or an old cloth and wear old clothes or an apron
  2. Fold a sheet of A4 card in half and then fold once more. This will be the finished card size
  3. Open the card out again and re-fold it long ways. Cut a short, straight line from the fold. As you fold the card back to it’s finished shape, gently pull the centre forwards to make a triangle crease.
  4. Decorate this triangle to look like a pop up Christmas tree
  5. Draw a Christmassy picture on the front of the card. You have finished your card and it’s ready to send!

Other tips and ideas

  • use old Christmas cards for inspiration
  • paint your picture on instead of drawing
  • use colour stickers like simple stars or dots to use as ‘tree decorations’
  • use sequins or scrap wrapping paper or other collage materials
  • use glitter to add extra sparkle


Download make a pop up card instructions (pdf)