Pop-up cards are especially popular among kids, as they’re a fun and exciting way for someone to show their appreciation.
Not only are they an exciting gift to receive, but they’re also fun to make too.
While they may seem challenging, if you want to encourage your kids to make a fun pop-up card for a special occasion, then you’re in luck.
We’ve compiled our favorite pop-up card ideas for kids to make at home or school.
Here is a selection of 32 of our favorite cards that your kids can make for their parents, teachers, friends, or other relatives.
We hope you enjoy our selection of brilliant cards that your kids can show off to their friends.
1. Dinosaur Pop-Up Card
The most important thing is that you surprise whoever you make this for. A dinosaur card is perfect for any child looking to make a fun birthday card for their friends or family.
2. Pop-Up Bat Halloween Card
You could also vary the size and include other design elements inside such as a haunted house. Using darker shades of purple and contrasting colors can make the bats stand out.
3. Sunshine Pop-Up Card
Decorate the sun with googly eyes and smile at it, and this card will be a sweet gift for your loved ones.
4. Pop-Up Pumpkin Halloween Card
You can add a little ghost popping out of the top of your pumpkin to surprise your friends too.
5. Ice Cream Pop-Up Card
You can give it to anyone of any age, and as they open the card, they’ll see an ice cream 3D effect. This is a great gift, especially for friends born in the summer.
6. Pop-Up Butterfly Card
You can make this card as in-depth as you like by incorporating patterns on your butterfly’s wings. Whoever receives this card will be impressed with your dedication to making this card.
7. Peacock Pop-Up Card
This greeting card is fun to receive and create, it’s a fun design that you can easily incorporate into a simple card, and you only need a few different colors of construction paper.
8. Personalized Photo Pop-Up Card
This is a great card for a parent to receive from their child, regardless of whether it’s Mother’s or Father’s Day. This is a sentimental card that any parent will be happy to receive.
9. Thanksgiving Turkey Pop-Up Card
To make this card, you must fold brown, red, orange, and yellow construction paper. The biggest challenge is decorating the turkey.
You can even display these on your Thanksgiving table, depending on how many are visiting.
10. Reindeer Pop-Up Card
We recommend making an adorable reindeer pop-up card with a white base. However, you can also use a green base and include flecks of white paper for the snow.
You can include different colors for your trees to make the colors pop.
Not only is this fun for your kids, but it can be a fun bonding day for the whole family as you make and write Christmas cards to send to others.
11. Pop-Up Flower Card
You can position your flower in the center of your card using any color you prefer. A blooming flower will appear when you give it to your loved one.
The best thing about this card is that you can give it to anyone for any occasion too.
12. Handprints And Hearts Pop-Up Cards
This pop-up card is perfect for younger members of your family, as you can involve them in making their handprints.
At the same time, you focus on building the love hearts to pop out at your relatives.
13. Pop-Up Bunny Card
We recommend going with the traditional pop-up bunny if you want a cute Easter card. Your bunny can hop out of the card, and you can even have it hold an egg too.
You can decorate the surroundings of the card with eggs and a thorough background too.
14. Rainbow Pop-Up Card
It’s a great way to test if your kids remember the order of the colors in the rainbow. You can give this card to someone for their birthday, or it also works as a heartwarming Get Well Soon card.
15. Pop-Up Birthday Cake Card
A great gift to anyone is this pop-up birthday cake card. While it may seem difficult, you can choose the number of tiers you include on your cake.
Not only is this a good card for birthdays, but it’s perfect for any celebratory event.
16. Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card
You can use any color paper, but it’s best to stick with traditional Christmas colors. It’s an easy card to make that will get pride of place on the mantelpiece.
17. Balloon Pop-Up Card
Perfect for birthdays and other celebrations, this card requires a small selection of balloons within the card, and they will appear as if they are flying out of the card.
It’s a simple card that goes a long way to impress your loved ones.
18. Pop-Up Cat Card
Design your cat, and it will pop out of the card and sit and stare at you. It’s an adorable card that is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a Congratulations, Good Luck, or a Happy Birthday.
19. Pop-Up Shark Card
When you give someone this card, the focus is on the shark coming towards you with its mouth wide open. This is a fun card for everyone to enjoy.
20. Pop-Up Rocket Card
This card is perfect for Father’s Day, Birthdays, or as a Good Luck card. It fully encapsulates the vibe of reaching for the stars and shows how great you think your loved one is.
21. Pop-Up Trophy Card
Using this card, you can reassure your friends and family that they’re number one. It’s better than any other trophy they could receive.
22. Penguin Pop-Up Card
A penguin is the next best thing if they don’t want a traditional Christmas card. You can decorate it with Christmas trees in the background or customize it for your friends’ birthdays.
23. Gingerbread Man Pop-Up Card
These cards are easy to make and perfect for your kids to make. Making a chain is easy, and you can decorate them to your heart’s content.
24. Father’s Day Pop-Up Card
He will love the work you put into this card and appreciate you making him a card for the occasion.
25. Thank You Pop-Up Card
Cut out a template that spells Thank You, and the words will pop out at your loved ones. While it may not seem like a big deal, it’s a card that they’ll appreciate for the effort of making your card.
26. Teacher’s Day Card
You can give this to your teacher and decorate it with stationery and their desk. It will show your teacher that you care, and students always love to receive homemade gifts from their students.
27. Welcome Baby Pop-Up Card
Our favorite is a card that welcomes its baby sibling by creating blocks that become 3D when you open the card. You can include a cute design on the back of the card too.
28. Origami Pull-Tab Card
Decorate it with balloons and cakes to turn this into a great Birthday card. Your friends and family will appreciate your folding skills, and you’ll become an origami expert in no time.
29. Pop-Up Card Explosion Box
While it may be complicated, you can use this opportunity to work with your child on a fun project.
Kids will love how everything pops out of the box when you open it, and who can blame them?
It’s an exciting card, and your loved ones will appreciate the amount of effort you’ve given to this card.
30. Graduation Cap Pop-Up Card
You can create this card by including the graduation cap inside the card and congratulations above it.
You can show how proud you are, regardless of whether you have an older sibling graduating high school or college.
31. Valentine’s Pop-Up Card
They’ll appreciate your time to give them a homemade symbol of your appreciation.
32. Easter Chick Pop-Up Card
A pop-up chick card is perfect for giving your friends and family a small gesture of goodwill during the season.
There are many different pop-up cards that you and your children can make to gift to your loved ones.
No matter the occasion, a pop-up card can be a great way to impress your friends, family, and teachers and show how much you care about them.
If you’re looking for inspiration for other projects you can do at home with your kids, you’re in the right place.
We have a great selection of projects that you can do at school or at home. Feel free to check out our site for more ideas on how you can educate and entertain your kids.