Make Your Own White House Pop-Up Card

I taught a pop-up workshop at Kreatelier today. Although the kids could choose any theme for their card, several chose to make the White House in honor of Inauguration Day on January 20, 2009. Look how great how they came out!

White house 1

cardstock paper
markers, gluestick, scissors
collage materials (old magazine, colored paper, tissue paper)

Fold letter size card stock paper in half
Cut out the shape of the white and draw in details with marker
Decorate card with lawn and sky
Cut paper to create the pop-up mechanism. (see for how-to)
Glue white house onto pop-up tab
Glue colored paper onto back of card to hide pop-up mechanism

White House 2
Whit House 3

About Anisa Raoof
Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

5 Comments on Make Your Own White House Pop-Up Card

  1. awesome! you are inspiring. we just went sledding and then played wii games all afternoon. i need to fit more paper arts into my life.

  2. We are in DC for the big event – lots of inauguration “stuff” for sale everywhere you go but nothing as appealing as your students pop-up cards. Brilliant.

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