Wednesday, 13 August 2008

How to make a Pop up Card

We are learning to write instructions on how to do different things.

Here we will give you instructions on how to make a pop up card. Maybe you might like to have a try yourself!

You will need:

  • Coloured A4 paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
How to make it:
  1. Fold the piece of paper in half like a book (Holly)
  2. Draw a 6cm line using your ruler from the middle of the fold (Luke M)
  3. Cut along the line with the scissors (Toby)
  4. Fold two triangles out from the cut (Logan)
  5. Unfold the triangles (Amber)
  6. Open the card out like a tent (Ethan)
  7. Push the big triangles through to the other side and fold them (Charlotte)
  8. Fold the folds of the triangles (beak) the other way so they stick out (Oscar). This makes a mouth.
  9. Close the card. Make sure all the mouth is pushed inside and fold it all down (Arjuna)
  10. Open your card and decorate it! (Ella)

If you get stuck, this website, is what we used to help us.
It has great photos of how to make the folds.


Tania at Central said...

Dear Room 9,

It is Wednesday afternoon and Oscar just told me about your pop up cards. He said I could see them on the blog.
Wow! You are so clever and creative.
I will show my children and then they can make one too.
Thanks for showing us how.

Tania. NCS

ninetybee said...

Hi Room 9

Your pop up cards are great! Your instructions are really clear and detailed. Have you seen a website called wikihow? It has lots of instructions for doing almost anything you can think of - people add instructions on here to help other people learn how to do things. I found this one about how to make a christmas tree pop up card - can you read these instructions to see if they use the same or different technique as your chicken card? Can you see something else that has been added to these written instructions to help explain the process?

From Sarah (Oscar's Mum)