Friday, February 29, 2008

Some Leap Year Celebration Ideas...Ribbit Ribbit

Pop-up Frog Card

Make a cute frog pop-up card using construction paper. This is a great Birthday Card or Get Well Soon Card.

Supplies needed:
* Two pieces of construction paper (use 2 different colors)
* Scissors
* Glue
* Markers or crayons

Fold two rectangular pieces of construction paper in half. One piece will be the outside of the card and one piece will be the inside.

Cut a straight line perpendicular to the fold in the middle of one of the pieces of paper.

Fold down the paper on each side of the cut you just made.

Cut a short, straight line on the top fold (do not cut all the way to the edge of the paper).

Fold down the paper on each side of the cut you just made.

Unfold the folds and open up the card.

Carefully pop the frog's mouth and eyes so that they bulge towards the inside of the card.

Draw half a frog around the mouth and eyes (draw the head, a leg and a foot).

Glue the other piece of folded construction paper to the back of your card.

Cut along the half-frog drawing you made in the previous step.

Fold the card up.

Now cut the other half of the frog out.

Open up your card and decorate your frog if you'd like - you can give it warty skin, stripes, and eyeballs (drawn on the underlayer). You might even want to glue on a long pink tongue (make sure that the tongue fits inside the card when you fold the card up).

Write a message on your cute frog pop-up card.


Janet said...

Oh, we should have made THAT for our leap year party!!!!

nikki said...

Oh yeah, I bet you are LOVIN' Leap Day!

Mob said...

That sounds like a neat card. I'm not good at following directions like that, mine would probobly turn into something that doesn't resemble a frog, hehe

Don and Be said...

Argh! It's March 1 and I didn't wish "Happy Leap Year" to a frog lady! I amjust a thoughtless schmuck.
Sorry - still love ya, Ms Ribbitt.