Pop Up Christmas Card Template – Santa Stuck in Chimney

With the holiday season around the corner, creating your own Christmas cards can be a fun DIY project that adds a personal touch to your greetings. A pop-up Christmas card featuring Santa stuck in the chimney is not only amusing but will surely bring a smile to anyone who receives it. Here’s how you can create this delightful piece of holiday cheer.

Materials Needed:

– Red cardstock (for the card base)

– White, black, and red paper (for Santa)

– Gray or brown paper (for the chimney)

– Scissors

– Glue

– Ruler

– Pencil

– Optional: cotton or white pompoms (for the snow effect)


1. Create the Card Base:

Take a piece of red cardstock and cut it into a rectangle that measures 10 inches by 7 inches. Fold it in half to form a 5-inch by 7-inch card.

2. Construct the Pop-Up Mechanism:

Cut two strips of paper about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long. Fold these strips into an ‘M’ shape with equal widths, which will act as springs for your pop-up.

3. Make the Chimney:

Cut out a chimney shape from the gray or brown paper with dimensions that fit within the open card and attach it to one of the ‘M’ shaped springs using glue. Then adhere the base of the spring to the lower portion of the open card’s center, so it pops up when opened.

4. Create Santa’s Legs:

Using white and black paper, cut two sets of legs to look like Santa’s boots and pants. Remember to make them proportional so they look like they’re dangling down from the top edge of the chimney.

5. Attach Santa’s Legs:

Glue Santa’s legs onto the top of your chimney pop-up, ensuring that when the card is closed, his legs are hidden inside.

6. Add Decorative Details:

Use cut-outs or drawing to add bricks or textures to your chimney. If you have pompoms or cotton, you can glue them around the chimney base for a snowy effect.

7. Final Touches:

Write your message on the bottom part of the card or anywhere else you see fit.

Your pop-up Christmas card with Santa stuck in the chimney is now ready to spread joy and laughter during this festive season!

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