February 28, 2013

DIY Pop-Up: Easter Basket

DIY Pop-Up: Easter Basket

For this DIY Pop-Up you will need:

  • Cardstock or heavy construction paper
  • Scissors
  • ruler
  • paper clip, or ballpoint pen that has run out of ink, or a knitting needle
  • crayons, colored pencils, markers

Steps 1 and 2:
Right Click (control-click on Mac) on the two links below to save the PDF templates to your computer. Be sure to choose “Save Link As” to select the PDF (not “Save Image As” which downloads the small thumbnail image). Print the PDF 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.  If Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer, the file should open. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader, you can download it here.

DIY_easter_1

DIY_easter_2

Step 3
Use a ruler or a straight edge and a paper clip to score all the black dotted lines.

Step 4
Next use scissors to cut out all the pieces along the black solid lines.

Step 5
Take the handle piece (Tab A and B) and fold in half away from you along the center dotted line.  Unfold.

Step 6
Now fold Tab A towards you along the dotted line.  Unfold.

Step 7
Next fold Tab B towards you along the dotted line.  Unfold.

Step 8
Next take the bunny’s head piece and fold it along the center dotted line towards you.  Unfold.

Step 9
Fold the ‘Glue C Here’ Tab away from you.  Unfold.

Step 10
Fold the ‘Glue D Here’ Tab away from you.  Unfold.

Step 11
Next take the basket piece and fold along the center dotted line away from you.  Unfold.

Step 12
Fold the ‘Glue F’ Tab towards you.  Unfold.

Step 13
Fold the ‘Glue E’ Tab towards you.  Unfold.

Step 14
Next fold Tab G towards you along the dotted line.  Unfold.

Step 15
Next fold Tab H towards you along the dotted line.  Unfold.

Step 16
Now take the card piece and fold it towards you along the dotted line.  Unfold.

Step 17
Put a small amount of glue on the grey ‘Glue A Here’ shape.

Step 18
Now take the handle piece and match Tab A with ‘Glue A Here’ shape.  Press firmly and let dry.

Step 19
Next put a small amount of glue on the grey ‘Glue B Here’ shape.

Step 20
Next match up Tab B with the ‘Glue B Here’ shape.  Press firmly and let dry.

Step 21
Now take the bunny’s head piece and put a small amount of glue on the ‘Glue C Here’ grey shape.

Step 22
Now line up the ‘Glue C Here’ tab with the BACK side of the basket piece.  Make sure the middle dotted lines line up together.  Press firmly and let dry.

Step 23
Lift up the ‘Glue D Here’ tab and put a small amount of glue on the ‘Glue D Here’ tab.

Step 24
Next line up the ‘Glue D Here’ tab with the BACK side of the basket piece.  Press firmly and let dry.

Step 25
Turn the basket piece over to the FRONT side.  Put a small amount of glue on the ‘Glue E’ grey tab.

Step 26
Next fold ‘Glue E’ tab down towards you.  Press firmly and let dry.

Step 27
Put a small amount of glue on the ‘Glue F’ tab.

Step 28
Fold ‘Glue F’ Tab towards you.  Press firmly and let dry.

Step 29
Now take the card piece and put a small amount of glue on the ‘Glue G Here’ grey shape.

Step 30
Take the basket piece and line up Tab G with the ‘Glue G Here’ grey shape.  Make sure the middle dotted lines line up together.  Press firmly and let dry.

Step 31
Now put a small amount of glue on the ‘Glue H Here’ grey shape.

Step 32
Next line up Tab H with the ‘Glue H Here’ grey shape.  Press firmly and let dry.

Step 33
Now close the card.

Step 34
And open the card—you now have your very own Easter Bunny card!

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