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Springy Ladybird Card
5 to 10s
This is a fun and easy greeting card to make. When you open the card, ladybirds on card springs pop out.
: 10 minutes
Piece of white A4 card folded into greeting card
Red card or thick construction paper
Green card or thick construction paper
Black felt tip pen
Cut a leaf shape from the green card to fit onto the front of the greeting card
Green leaf to stick to front of card
Cut 3 long strips from the green card (about 10cm x 2cm works well) and fold these into concertinas to make the springs.
Green card springs
Cut 3 small oval shapes from the red card to make mini ladybirds for the inside
Cut 1 large oval shape from the red card to fit onto the leaf
Ladybirds ready for spots
Using the black felt top pen, draw a ladybird head and spots onto all of the red oval shapes
Ladybirds ready for sticking
Stick the large ladybird onto the green leaf and stick this onto the front of the greeting card
Glue a small ladybird onto the ends of each of the three green card springs
Front of card finished
Glue the ends of the green card ladybird springs onto the inside of the card
Inside of card finished and ready to write your greeting
When the glue is dry, fold the springs carefully so that the greetings card closes flat
The ladybirds will pop out when the card is opened
You could try different animals or shapes. How about bright bumblebees or butterflies - or even hearts for Valentines Day?
Please share a picture of your springy card creation in the comments forum.
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