02 March 2009

DIY Pop-Up Birthday Card

So, on the weekend we had a birthday party for one of Spud's little preschool friends. I grabbed some of the UNICEF cards that I try to always have on hand and Spud chose this one.

He insisted he would only like it, though, if it had pop-up inside. What a cool idea, I thought!

First we made a little present [to match the front of the card, somewhat], then a little bunny [to match the present which was a bunny-shaped box with a puzzle in it] and then a robot [ummm ... well ... because Spud loves robots].

Then Hubs started some of the architecture. Thin card stock strips plus glue stick did the trick.

Then we glued the cutouts onto each platform so that when you open the card they ... pop up!

In the end it would have been nice to have more drawing or colouring from Spud but he just wasn't in the mood today. C'est la vie.


Chrissy said...

Love it! I'll be linking over to this from my place...thanks for sharing!

Mammagiramondo. said...

Really really nice, you're always so creative. I always buy unicef staff too.
On Saturday we will go to Naples and we will see the volcano Vesuvio. So yesterday we have made anerupting volcano with soda and vinegar and it was a real fun. Today is Dr seuss' turn.
Hope to hear you soon.

P.S Next time you gonna come to europe you must come to visit me!!!

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