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Expandable Cards

Learn how to make expandable cards quickly and easily for Birthdays, Christmas and more
Active Time20 mins


  • 1 Sheet of Paper
  • Pens


  • Fold your sheet in half
  • Lift one flap and fold in half again. When you open your paper you should have 2 folds, one 1/4 of way down, one 1/2 of the way down
  • Keep the paper folded and make your drawing - e.g. a gift box - take note of a "top half" and a "bottom half"
  • Open the paper up and draw your surprise inside - be mindful not to draw below or above the "top and bottom" of your drawing to contain the suprise within
  • Refold - your expandable card is finished!


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