One of several things you can do with your kids this season is to have them make cards. And if you’ve done this for a few years, you might be getting tired of just folding over the card and having them color the front/write in the middle. Here’s an idea of something you can do a little differently.
Here’s a simple pop-up card example; basically, fold the card in half, cut two parallel cuts in the folded edge (they need to be the same length), fold the middle tab back and forth, and then open the card back up and tuck the tab inside, so that when you open the card, the tab is “up” in the middle. You don’t have to use thirds, but it does need to be wide enough to support your design. If you go to that web page, they’ve got a series of photos for you to see more clearly, if that doesn’t make sense to you.
Then head over to get some template ideas and print them out. Using pretty much any software, you can scale the image to the card size you want. Have your kids color that, and then glue it to the pop-up tab.
When you finish your card, you might want to glue a facade of another piece of cardstock over the front to disguise the pop-up nature of the card.