For this DIY Pop-Up you will need:
- Cardstock or heavy construction paper
- Paper clip, or ballpoint pen that has run out of ink, or a knitting needle
- Crayons, colored pencils, markers
1 Download the PDF templates and print out at 100% size (no scaling) on a heavy paper, such as cardstock. Color all of your pieces with crayons or markers before scoring and cutting.
2 Use a ruler and the rounded end of a paper clip to “score” (press along) the dotted lines.
3 Carefully cut out the pop-up pieces and card along the solid black outlines. Don’t forget the two solid black lines near the “E” on the stem piece. Tip: to cut out the pumpkin piece, fold it down the middle before cutting the mouth and eyes.
4 Fold the stem piece down the middle and add a few drops of glue to shaded area “C”.
5 Place the left eye of the pumpkin piece over the glue area and let dry.
6 Turn the pumpkin piece over and fold the stem piece down the middle to add a few drops of glue to shaded area “D”.
7 Fold the pumpkin piece over the glue area and let dry.
8 Bend glue tab “E” back and add a few drops of glue.
9 Fold the pumpkin piece over the glue tab and let dry.
10 Bend the tabs “A” and “B” along the dotted lines and return to the original position.
11 Pick up the card and add a few drops of glue to the glue “A” here shaded area.
12 Place the pumpkin piece over the glue area and make sure that the stem fits inside the page. Let dry.
13 Add a few drops of glue to the glue “B” here shaded area and close the card.
14 Press down on the closed card for 10 seconds to allow the glue to dry.
15 Carefully open the card and add any glue as needed. Your Jack-o-lantern is complete!