It doesn't matter how old you get, pop up cards are still fun. Granted, sometimes the older you get the more crude the, um…pop up&hellipbecomes — but that's besides the point! We ran across a great site that teaches you how in just a few simple steps.
Creating things from paper takes me right back to elementary school when we learned to do origami. The art teacher would be like fold, fold, fold look it's a swan! And the whole class would stare back and go… yeeeeaah, sure. It's easy to get distracted, but these instructions from Robert Sabuda make things super simple and are as easy as print, cut and glue.
All you have to do is decide what medium you'll be using for the paper part. Use recycled materials such as junk mail or grocery sacks or pick up a few fancy papers when they go on sale at the craft store (though we will warn you, you'll have to fight off the crazed scrap booking women with a stick to get down the aisle).
Even if the shape you'd like to make isn't as traditional as others (say reindeer vs. shark), we're sure you can come up with something to tie it all together ("Who delivers presents to baby sharks at Christmas? Santa Jaws!) Any shape will work, so pick something fun and share the gift of pop up cards with others this holiday season!
Image: Robert Sabuda