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King Stefan's Pop-up Crown Card

King Stefan's Pop-up Crown Card

Total Time 1 hour Ages 5 to 8

Inspired by the movie Sleeping Beauty:

For 16 years, while a heartbroken King Stefan awaited her return, Aurora didn't realize she came from royalty. In fact, it wasn't until the good fairies finally brought the young princess back to her father's palace that she was properly fitted with her first royal crown. With this Father's Day greeting, you can be sure the king in your castle gets his due. Just open the card and up pops a bejeweled crown as regal as King Stefan's.

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Download King Stefan's Pop-up Crown Card Template

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Crown template
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Cardstock (yellow or gold plus two other contrasting colors)
  • Faux gems or sequins
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Marker or sticker letters

How to make it

1. Print and cut out the crown template. Trace it onto yellow or gold cardstock and then cut out the tracing. Decorate the crown with gems or sequins.

Step 2

2. Cut an 8 1/2 by 11-inch piece from another shade of cardstock and fold it in half horizontally. Measure along the fold 2 3/4 inches in from both sides and mark the spots. At each mark, make a 1-inch-deep cut, as shown.

Step 3a

3. Pull the section of paper between the cuts into the card and crease it, as shown.

Step 3b

4. This will create a little step that will serve as a pop-up frame.

5. To cover the back of your card, cut a 9 by 11 1/2-inch piece from the third shade of cardstock and fold it in half horizontally. Glue the cover onto the outside of the card.

6. Glue the paper crown to the front of the pop-up frame.

Step 6

7. For your greeting, fold a 5- by 2-inch strip of cardstock in half horizontally. Have your child use a marker or sticker letters to spell out a message (such as You Rule, Dad!) on the upper half of the paper. When you're done, glue the bottom half of the paper strip to the card in front of the crown. When you close the card, both the crown and the message should fold down nicely in place; reopen it, and they'll pop back up.