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Click on the link to download the .pdf template for the pop-up Snowman:
Print out both pages from the template onto heavy paper, such as card stock or construction paper.
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Using a ruler as a guide, take the rounded end of a paper clip (or ballpoint pen that has run out of ink) and press along the dotted lines of the pop-up pieces and card.
Carefully cut out your snowman pop-up pieces and card following the solid black around the shape.
You should have 5 pieces total including the card.
Take your card, fold it in half and set it aside for now.
Take your snowman pop-up piece marked A and B on the tabs. Fold it in half towards you.
Fold the B tab up and crease well. Put it back to its original position.
Do the same on the A tab and crease well. Set this piece aside.
Take the snowman pop-up piece with tabs marked C and D. Fold it in half towards you and crease well.
Fold the D tab up as shown in the photo and crease well. Do the same on the other side for the C tab, folding it up and creasing well. Put it aside for now.
Take the pop-up piece with tabs marked E, F, G. Fold it in half towards you.
Fold over the F tab and crease well.
Next take the E tab and fold it up, crease well and set it aside.
Place a small amount of glue on the area marked Glue here A.
Take your pop-up piece marked A and B. Line the A tab over Glue here A and press firmly.
Apply a small amount of glue over area Glue here B. Lay B over Glue here B and press down firmly. Remember to let dry.
Apply a small amount of glue over Glue here C. Take your pop-up with tabs C and D and line in over the grey area Glue here C. Press firmly.
Do the same for Glue here D and its corresponding D tab.
Press firmly and let the glue dry.
Apply a small amount of glue on area E.
Take your corresponding E and F pop-up piece and line it over “Glue here E”. Press firmly and let the glue dry.
Apply a small amount of glue on Glue here F.
Take the F tab and line it over Glue here F. Press firmly and let the glue dry.
Apply a small amount of glue to area marked Glue here G.
Take your large snowball piece and line it over Glue here G so that it lines up properly. Press firmly and let the glue dry.
Open! Now color your snowman with crayons and markers.
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