A hand-made 3D pop up card accordion Christmas Tree is an uncommon, surprising and pleasant gift that kids can make for their relatives.
You will need:
- Double-faced coloured construction paper for a postcard cover;
- Green coloured paper for the Christmas tree;
- Coloured paper or the postcard decoration (presents, stars, baubles and so on);
- A writing pencil, a ruler, scissors, a glue stick.
Accordion Christmas Tree Pop Up Card Step-by-Step
Make the Christmas Tree
The voluminous Christmas tree consists of 6 accordions of the equal length but different width. Therefore, cut green coloured paper into 6 following stripes: 1 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 5 cm, and 6 cm long. They should be as long as the short side of the paper sheet. You should consider the postcard size; in this example, the Christmas tree is attached to a half of a construction paper sheet. If you need a larger one, you can double all the sizes and even add several accordions (for example, 7 cm and 8 cm wide) to make the tree look more voluminous and attractive.
Put a paper stripe the narrow side toward yourself and start making accordion by creating equally wide folds (about 1 cm) upward and downward in turns.
You will get this accordion.
Make accordions put of all 6 stripes of green paper.
Make the Cover and Finalize Accordion Christmas Tree Postcard
Prepare construction paper for the cover; in this case, I use only a half of it.
Fold the paper in half.
Glue all the accordions levelling them along the fold. At first, glue only one side.
Then, apply glue to each of the stripes and press with the second half of the paper. It will be easier for children to glue every accordion separately. Both parts should be levelled along the fold and be located edge-to-edge. Accordion Christmas Tree 3D Pop Up Card is almost ready.
It is only left to glue a star at the top and a trunk at the bottom, which is also made of accordion, by the way. And then – use your imagination. You can decorate the postcard with any decorations, patterns, and drawings you like both in the middle and on the top. Also, you can cover the first paper cover with the second one that is 5-10 cm larger than the one, to which the Christmas Tree is glued.