Friday, April 2, 2010

My favorite kind of homework...

I volunteer in my 1st Graders' classroom once a week to read with the children and help the teacher with small assignments. I also make cutouts with my Cricut for the class but that's a post that I will make another day.

Anyway, the other day the teacher sent me an email that I need not help in the class this week as the kids will be using their reading time to do a Science project. However, she needs help with some cutting. So, when my kids came home, one of them handed over a large ziplock bag with a stack of cardstock and a note.

I usually spend an hour in the classroom but this "homework" took me two hours.

I have never made a Pop-Up anything before so I was intrigued with what she was going to do with these. My kids have no idea what the teacher's plans are but I was not going to let that stop me from having some fun with this concept. So in a half-hour, I managed to make a quick Easter card for the teacher. This is the front of the card:

But the fun was on the inside:

Since I have 2 kids in her class, I thought I would put two chocolate bunnies inside the card. 

Tada! And so I made my first Pop-Up card that day. :)


  1. how cute is that!! I love it-I don't make Easter cards but it would be a great idea for any kind of card.

  2. You did a great job! What a cute card. Ive never attempted to make a pop up but you make it sound not all that bad :)
    Happy Easter

  3. I know! I'm already thinking of making more cards with this idea. I can't believe how easy it was too. Just cut out the two tabs, fold it on the opposite way and that's all there is to it. Too fun! :)

  4. Thanks, Gina! It's really just so simple. Do give it a try. Happy Easter to you too! :-)