DIY: Father’s Day Pop-Up Card Craft

Father’s Day is coming up soon! Make an original and fun homemade card this year with this pop-up card tutorial. It literally takes just a few minutes and you can customize it to say whatever you want for the special dad in your life! This makes a great kid craft (just make sure to do the step with the X-Acto knife yourself!); it’s an easy DIY anyone can handle. Give a something homemade to Dad this year!



  • card stock (in Dad’s favorite color)
  • white card stock
  • exacto knife
  • scissors
  • double sided tape
  • printer (optional)

Father's Day Pop-Up Card Craft - Materials


Step 1: Print off a customized message on the cardstock to Dad in your favorite font, or hand-write a message onto the cardstock. Make sure the message is fairly brief; you should limit your self to five words or less.

Step 2: Cut out each word separately.

Father's Day Pop-Up Card Craft - Step 2

Step 3: Take your colored card stock and fold it in half. If your card stock is bigger than you would like, cut it down with a paper trimmer.

Father's Day Pop-Up Card Craft - Step 3

Step 4: On the fold, create several slits where you want your message to pop out. How many slits you create depends on how many words are in your message(it’s best to use a short message). Cut out two slits per word. My message is: best dad ever! I have three words, so I created two slits per word for a total of six slits. Be sure the slits are close enough together so that each word you cut out can sit between the slits.

Father's Day Pop-Up Card Craft - Step 4

Step 5: Push the sections between the slits out and fold them into pop up position.

Father's Day Pop-Up Card Craft - Step 5 Father's Day Pop-Up Card Craft - Step 5A

Step 6: Grab your double sided tape and stick some on the back of each part of the message.

Father's Day Pop-Up Card Craft - Step 7

Step 7: Stick the words on! It’s so easy and the outcome is perfect.

Father's Day Pop-Up Card Craft - Step 7

Want more Father’s Day ideas?

Find more crafts from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR.