You will need:
- A few pieces of heavy 8 1/2 x 11 paper, such as card stock or construction paper
- A pencil, marker or pen
- Decorating supplies!
Step 1: Begin with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of construction paper or card stock. Card stock works best and is easily obtained from any office suppy store. You may also begin by using a manila filing folder. This may be easier for very young pop-up makers (if using a manila filing folder skip to Step 3). Step 2: Fold the construction paper in half to form a card Step 3: Draw two parallel lines of equal height towards the fold of the card. The lines don't have to be perfect as long as they are the same height. Step 4: Cut along both lines starting at the folded edge. Step 5: Fold the cut section back... Step 6: ...and crease well along the edge with your thumb or finger. Step 7: Put the cut strip back in it's original position. Step 8: Open the card up like a tent. Step 9: Using your thumbs, push the cut strip through to the other side of the card. Step 10: Close the card... Step 11: ...and press firmly. Step 12: Open your Layer Pop-up!