Surprise! Card

Surprise! Card craft

Want to say "Happy Birthday!" with a splash? Or celebrate your country's independence or say "get well soon"? Wishes jump out of this card!

  • 1.

    Fold white construction paper in half the long way. Open and cut on the fold using Crayola® Scissors. Later, you will glue one of these long, thin rectangles into your card for a pop-up surprise.

  • 2.

    What kinds of words or pictures do you want to pop up inside your card? Does the birthday person have a hobby or favorite color? What about colorful balloons or a birthday cake with candles? Or is the birthday a national holiday, such as your country's independence day or a leader's birthday?

  • 3.

    Use Crayola Color Switchers™ Markers to draw a birthday scene and message on one long rectangle. Flip the marker and apply the special color switcher to create magic with your message.

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    Trim along the top edges of your drawing. Fold the paper like an accordion. Make an odd number of folds, at least five. Punch holes in the bottom of each folded section. Try to line up the holes. Lace thin ribbon through the holes and tie. If the ribbon c

  • 5.

    Fold another whole sheet of white construction paper in half, then in half the opposite way. This is the outer part of your pop-up birthday card. Use Color Switchers™ to create a drawing and message on the front of your card.

  • 6.

    With Crayola School Glue, attach the first and last tabs of the accordion-folded art to the inside of your card. Some of the design could stick out the top if you like. Press the card closed, making sure that your inner art is folding correctly in the cen

  • 7.

    Open the card to add designs or words. You will soon surprise someone!