Make a Mouth Pop-up Card. When you open the card, the mouth opens! You can make your card look like a bird, a shark, or a big-mouth monster. This is a very easy project and a lot of fun.


  • 2 A4 coloured paper (card-stock works great)
  • glue
  • scissors
  • crayons and/or markers


  1. Fold a piece of paper in half. Cut a line about 2 inches long (5 cm) about the middle of the crease.
  2. Fold back each of the flaps to make 2 triangles. Open up the card, lay it down like a V. Push one of the triangles up and pinch the edged together above the card. Repeat with the other triangle.
  3. Close the card and push down on the folds to make them well-creased. When opened, you have a pop-up mouth.
  4. Fold another piece of paper in half (a different colour looks great). Glue this new card to the outside of your pop-up card. Don't glue near the mouth area or it won't open! Let the glue dry.
  5. Draw a scary animal around the mouth and finish decorating your card.


For variations on this card, don't cut a straight line - cut a wavy line or a zigzag for scary teeth. You can even make more than one mouth for 2 monsters or a two-headed monster. This pop-up area also looks a lot like a bird's beak or a shark's mouth.

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  • kjgarner
    • 26 Mar 2014
      9:02 pm

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