This week I’m excited to share a few fun Pop-Up crafts and cards ideas for kids to explore and create. Pop-up crafts are a great way to learn about basic movement mechanisms and levers through crafting. Mechanisms provide movement in books, cards, or crafts using a pop-up. We saw the History of Pop-Ups linked up by Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus on Share It Saturday this week and HAD to click through! What a cool resource of art and engineering combined with a bit of history. So, off we went to find more creative ways to learn and play with pop-up crafts and cards. This is the perfect time of year to do a little homemade card making with a pop-up craft; Easter, Mother’s Day, and Spring are the best days for a DIY card and the added touch of a pop-up!
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POP-UP Cards and Crafts for Kids
Alphabet Pop-Up Craft from Royal Baloo at Life with Moore Babies.
Heart Pop-Up craft from Hodge Podge Craft.
Princess Tiara pop-up craft from Craftulate.
Chick Pop-Up craft from Red Ted Art
Pop-Up Tulip card from Totschooling. This is perfect for Easter or Mother’s Day!
Talk about the mechanisms and levers of pop-ups from Science Sparks.
Make a spring action pop-up from Buggy and Buddy.
Create simple cards with your kids like Tinkerlab.
Love pop-up cards and crafts? These are awesome books and toys to explore mechanisms and movements:
Awesome Pop-Up Books, Games, and activities for kids:
The Wide-Mouthed Frog (A Pop-Up Book)
Pop-Up Peekaboo: Things That Go
Pop-up Dinosaurs (Pop-Up book)
Pop-Up Magic Pop-Up Magic Castle Game
Pop-Up Paper Engineering art
Making Books That Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist & Turn: Books for Kids to Make
Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30+ Little Projects
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Toy House and Storybook
Papercraft Pop-Up 3D Greeting Cards Bon Voyage