Pop-Up Pals


Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.My grandkids spent last weekend with me. Huzzah! I was so excited.

We did lots of things. I’ll show you several over the next couple of posts.

The one that I want to share with you today are the pop-up pals — little animal faces atop folded paper that makes them pop up from their paper base.

They are super easy to make and super inexpensive!

To make them, you will need:

Free animal face pop-up printable
Colored cardstock
Scissors
Glue

First, print out the animal faces.

Rough cut around them leaving about 1/4 inch of white paper around the edge of the face.

(Really stress this to your grandkids because if they try to cut them out exactly — and are using ‘adult’ scissors — they will get really frustrated! Children’s scissors are now on my list of things to buy! I’m glad that there are tons of back to school sales going on right now.)

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Cut out 2 pieces of cardstock that are 8.5 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

I didn’t measure the pieces of paper. I just eye-balled the width as I cut it.

Cut a circle that is about 2 inches in diameter out of the same color of cardstock.

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Put some glue at the end of one of the long pieces.

500Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Place the other piece on top at a right angle and press down. Hold for a moment or two.

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Then, fold the bottom piece over so it is on top of the other piece.

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Fold the other piece over so it is on top. Continue folding until you can’t fold any more.Glue the two top ends together. Press and hold.

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

 

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

This is what your pop-up strip will look like.

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Put some glue on one end and press it to the center of the circle. Press and hold.

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Put glue on the other end.

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

 

Place the animal face on top and press down and hold. Ta da! Your animal face pop-up is completed!

Kalissa has a whole flock of pop-up pals!

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

 

Teddy helps Spencer show off Spencer’s pop-up pals. (Spencer decided to cut one of his bases with a zig-zag edge. Yay for creativity!)

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

 

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

 

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

 

Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.

Thanks for sharing!

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