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This St. Patrick’s Day Card is the perfect pop up card to make at home! The kids will love giving everyone their very own pot of gold!
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are just so much fun! From the leprechauns to having to remember to wear green, Saint Patrick’s Day is one that we always have fun with! Pair the fun crafts up with some of our favorite sweet treats, and we can easily make this day and all day long celebration!
What is a pop up card?
Pop-up cards are so much fun! The outside looks like a regular card, but then once the person opens it, there is something on the inside that “pops up.” Don’t be alarmed – it’s not in a scary way. It’s mainly in a 3D type effect where it’s up off the paper portion of the card just a little bit.
Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Card – Materials
- Cardstock paper
- Colored cardstock
- Marker pens
- FREE printable (download below in the craft instruction card)
Tips for Making Homemade Cards
This fun activity for kids isn’t hard to do at all, but there are a few tips to keep in mind! Make sure that you’re nearby while making this St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids so that you can hop in and help as needed.
It’s also very important that you let the glue dry all the way before adding this to an envelope. The last thing that you want to have to happen is for the glue to dry the card together or even have it stick to the envelope.
Make sure to use the template! Since there are quite a few parts to this craft, the template really does help! It’s a simple way to stay on track and let the kids have a blast decorating and gluing it all together.
And don’t forget to make more than one of these cards! We LOVE to give homemade cards to neighbors and family, and friends. It’s such a simple way to brighten their day and let them know that we’re thinking of them. When you take the time to make it homemade, it really shows them that they were on your mind and that you took the time to create something specifically for them!
Cut out the parts from the template.
Glue on the hair and the beard to the face.
Glue the hands to the sleeves, glue the shoes to the pants and glue the hat's belt to the hat.
Glue the shirt onto the body. Glue the sleeves and the pants on as well. Next glue his hat on his head.
Grab the markers and draw on the face.
Choose the card paper and glue vertical lines according to what the template shows. Do this on the closed side of the card.
Cut along the lines and fold horizontally.
Cut along the vertical lines and then fold it horizontally.
Take and push that part into the card.
Go ahead and open up the card.
Take the leprechaun and glue it onto the pop socket.
Create the rainbow by cutting out the pieces. Glue them together from the largest to the smallest.
Add the rainbow at the top of the card and glue it into place.
Cut out the pot of gold and the coins and shamrocks.
Add glue to the coins and glue them to the pot.
Add glue to the pot and put it onto the bottom of the card.
Glue the other coins near the pot area. Then add on the shamrocks.