Oooh I am so excited to share a brand new Pop Up Card Project with you! I am just a little bit obsessed with Pop Up cards.. mainly because they are much much easier to make than you think, and yet oh so fun! This one is a special Valentine’s Day Card for Kids, but would of course also be suitable for Birthdays or Mother’s Day! Make this Pop Up Bear Heart Card/ Cat Card with us today!
Why it is great to do this craft with your kids
- Develop fine motor skills & accuracy
- Reading skills & following instructions
- Looking at symmetry & basic shapes
- Fun Seasonal activity
Pop Up Cat/ Bear Heart Cards – Materials needed
- Card Stock for the card
- Red paper for the heart
- Contrasting paper for the cat/ bear & decorating
- Glue stick
Worksheet instructions plus simple bear template are available on Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s !! In the meantime, our step by step video and instructions provide sufficient information, so that you can make your own!
How to make a pop up bear heart card
Watch the How To Video for detail instructions! Or follow the step by steps below!
Cut our your basic shapes for your card:
Cut out the templates and trace onto your colored paper. Or create your own as per the video instructions!
You will need:
- 6 hearts,
- one oval teddy bear/ cat head,
- two small circle teddy ears/ triangle cat ears,
- one oval teddy nose (in a different colour or you can draw it on later)/ small heart shaped cat nose
- question mark cat’s tail,
- 4 circle paws.
NOTE: the bear is made up of basic shapes. You can adapt it to create other animals – e.g. add pointy ears for a cat and cut out a tail too. Long bendy ears for a rabbit or floppy ones for a dog.
Make your 3d Pop Up Heart
Fold the 6 heart shapes in half down the middle.
Add glue to one side of one half heart and press a second heart on top of this, so two heart are sticking together.
Repeat until you have a stack of 6 hearts. Put to one side.
Assembling your animal features
Now assemble your bear’s/ cat’s head. Glue the ears and nose in place. With a pen add eyes and any other features – e.g. why not add an outline.
Check positioning of head and heart. Then glue the head onto your card.
Add glue to both remaining outside halves of the heart and carefully glue in place. Make sure the heart “spine” aligns with the line down the centre of your card. Don’t press down too heard on the bottom half of the heart as you need to slide the feet under.
Add glue to the circle paws and glue the hands “on top of the heart” and the feet just under.
Add details in pen and repeat for the other side.
Finishing off your cards with speech bubbles and puns
If you wish you can now decorate the rest of the card with more hearts and speech bubbles.
What puns can you think of?
You are Bear-y nice! I love you Bear-y much!
(We also love these printable bear hug gifts!)
You are Paw-some! You are Purrrrr-fect!
What other animals can you make?
See all our wonderful Valentine’s Cards for Kids here:
Learn more about how to make Pop Up Cards here: