Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial

I made this teddy bear pop up card for the new baby of a friend of mine, but it would also make a good birthday card.

Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial

I found this tutorial really hard to photograph so please refer to the diagram below for a key to the folds.

Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial

For the main image I found a teddy bear clipart picture from Clker. I added the baby’s name onto the bear.

Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial

I cut out the bear and folded it lengthways with a mountain fold then a valley fold (Fold 1). I unfolded the bear and made a horizontal valley fold (Fold 2) about a quarter of the way up the bear.

Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial

Then from the point where the two folds cross, I made two diagonal valley folds (Folds 3 & 5) and two diagonal mountain folds (Folds 4 & 6) above the horizontal fold.

Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial
Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial
Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial

Note: Fold 1 should be a mountain fold above Fold 2, and a valley fold below Fold 2.

Then I glued the section below Fold 2 to the card, lining up the central folds of the bear and the card.

Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial
Bear Pop Up Card Tutorial

I then decorated the front of the card with text and stickers and the cute card was complete. If you enjoyed this card tutorial then please check out the other pop up cards that I’ve made: princess and dinosaur!

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