Pop-Up Greeting Card


Illustration: greeting cards. Text reads "Make a Pop-Up Greeting"

Make a card with windows that reveals messages and pictures.


  • Two sheets of stiff paper (8.5 inches by 11 inches [21.5 centimeters by 28 centimeters] or larger)
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers or gel pens, stickers, and pictures
1. Draw a few squares or rectangles of different sizes on the front of one sheet of paper, using a ruler to make the lines straight.
Illustration of a piece of paper with rectangles drawn on it along with a pencil and ruler
2. Cut around three sides of each square. Fold the window flaps open.
Illustration of paper being cut with scissors
3. Apply glue stick to the back of the cut piece of paper. Avoid getting glue on the window flaps. Place the paper, glue side down, on the second piece of paper, keeping the edges even.
Illustration of cut paper, glue, and pencils
4. Decorate the outside of the windows and the card. Then open the windows and write messages, or glue pictures and stickers inside.
Illusrtation of completed pop-up greeting cards

Text by Julie Vosburgh Agnone
Art by Charles Peale