Make a Beautiful Pop Up Card for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day, even though celebrated on different dates around the world, is a time for the family members to make a fuss about the woman who surrounds them with unconditional love, dedication and devotion. 

It is a time when dads and kids think of ways to make mom feel special. Whether it is breakfast in bed, an immaculately clean house, flowers, or a nice present. There are so many ways to show our appreciation towards darling mom. It doesn’t even have to involve spending money.

I remember when I was a little girl I used to eagerly wait for Mother’s Day to arrive so that I could shower mom with special gifts. When I say special I mean DIY objects made by my own clumsy, little hands. I’d give her crudely painted rocks, necklaces and bracelets made of pasta and shells, draw her pictures and give her funny-looking Mother’s Day cards.

Mother's Day Pop up card

And even though, let’s be honest, these weren’t the best looking gifts, the delight on mom’s face when I handed her my creations was boundless. 

I think that for most moms the best presents are those made by their children’s sweet hands. 

So, if you are looking for some inspiration for this year’s Mother’s Day, I suggest making this easy DIY pop up card that kids can make. I will give you step-by-step instructions, plus you can also watch the video tutorial. 

Making a pop up card for Mother’s Day 

I am not the most craftsy person out there so, as you will notice, the projects on this blog are extremely simple, quick and don’t use many materials but the results are nice, plus, being a teacher, I like to focus on what physical and cognitive benefits the projects have.

Decorating a Mother's Day pop up card

This easy DIY pop up card is no different. You only need a few materials and it can be set up in less than 10 minutes. 

Also, the great thing about this craft is that kids get to:

  • Practice their fine motor skills
  • Practice their scissors skills
  • Use their creativity to decorate the card
  • Get used to literacy-related materials

Materials needed:

For this cute pop up card you will only need:

  1. Scissors
  2. Glue stick
  3. Mother’s Day pop up card templates (which you can download for free)
materials needed for a mother's day pop up card

*If you want to fully personalize the card, simply get 2 pieces of blank sheets of paper and follow the same instructions*

Step-by-step instructions on making a pop up card

Note: Fold on the solid line

Cut on the dotted line

Step one: Cut out the Stickers from the templates (you have 4 cute images to choose from) or have your child draw a picture and cut it out.

Step Two: Fold the outer piece of paper (if you are using the templates, it’s the one that writes “To My Mommy”.

Step Three: Take your inner piece of paper, fold it in half, on the solid line, and cut along the dotted lines, gently fold to create a pop up strip

Step Four: Glue together the 2 pieces of paper

Step Five: Choose one sticker, put some glue on its bottom half and stick it to the front of the pop up strip

Step Six: Your little artist can do further personalisation on the card. For example, George put some stamps, stickers and did some drawings (he says they´re waves)

Personalising the pop up card

That’s it. Your Mother’s Day pop up card is ready and it looks so good, doesn’t it?

Depending on your child’s age you can give them more or less autonomy. My son is 3 so I did the folding and cutting, but he took over with the decorating.

Of course, this pop up card can be used for any occasion not only for Mother’s Day. It is easy, quick and everybody has the materials needed for it around the house. Three of my favourite things when it comes to kid’s crafts.

happily decorating the mother's Day pop up card

Download your free Mother’s day pop up card templates


Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial on making a pop up card:

I hope you try making this pop up card and if you do, please let me know how it came out. I’d love to see the end result.

Don’t forget to share this idea with other parents as well 🙂

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