I showed my son this video below on how to make an easy Pop-Up card. He watched it once and said that he “got it,” and then went off road, making two cards of his own.
It’s a fun and easy way to introduce STEM (or really this is more STEAM – Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) to kids of all ages.
And it makes wonderful greeting cards for any age!
To make this easy pop up card, you just need:
- paper or card stock (we used leftover poster board from his cloud poster science project)
- a pair of scissors
That’s it! How easy is that?
Here’s the video from The Kid Should See This that inspired our project.
And here’s a pop up card master at work!
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12 thoughts on “Fun STEM Project: Make an Easy Pop-Up Card”
What a cool project for kids. Love the expression on your son’s face. He got quite elaborate with its pop-up. Such a great STEM project.
This was right up his alley (and mine). Not complicated but creative and we happened to have everything in the house. I loved how he went crazy and made up his own design after trying it a few times. I think a smaller version would make a lovely greeting card!
Love this! Thanks, Mia. I’ll have to try it. Pop ups are just so cool!
It does make me want to become a pop up book designer in another life! Or hope that my kids will do this for a living. It is such fun and wondrous to make something so exciting out of mere cardstock.
Cool. Take your son to
They have five locations in Boston, where they are from. They do wonderful pop cards. And really, publisher in top US publisher is looking for picture book about a girl with STEM. Maybe you family can write it, as a family project, about a girl doing pop up cards. Good luck.
Thanks for those great tips! I’ll check out that site! I like that there’s a demand for girls with STEM in picture books!
Opps. the correct website is
Thanks! Will check it out!
That’s pretty awesome! Cool videos! 😀
Thanks Erik! I’m going to recruit my son to make my Thank You and Birthday cards using this technique
That’s a very cool project! Thanks for sharing with us on Thursday Favorite Things.
Thanks so much! My son had fun making these. I think he can make wonderful birthday and thank you cards now using this technique. The relatives will be amazed!