TALKING MOUTH VALENTINE CARD – Repetition, Pattern, Colour

Students use paper engineering to create a v-fold pop-up Valentine's Day card to suit the person who will receive it.

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TALKING MOUTH VALENTINE CARD – Repetition, Pattern, Colour


  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x12")
  • Crayola Construction Paper Crayons
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Washable Glue


Step 1
  1. Fold the construction paper in half short end to short end.
  2. Fold it in half again short end to short end.
  3. Use Crayola washable glue to draw a design on the front of the card.
  4. Allow the glue to dry for about 3 hours.
Step 2
  1. Open the paper.
  2. Fold it long end to long end.
  3. Start about half way down on the folded edge of the paper that does NOT have the glue design.
  4. Make a cut about 5 cm long and parallel to the bottom of the paper.
Step 3
  1. Fold the top part of the cut paper UP to make a triangle.
  2. Fold the bottom part of the cut paper DOWN to make a triangle.
  3. Put the triangles back in their original position.
Step 4
  1. Refold the paper into the card.
  2. Place your fingers inside the card and gently push the 2 triangles out.
  3. Close the card.
  4. Press it firmly.
Step 5
  1. Open and close the card to see the mouth pop up.
  2. Use Crayola construction crayons to colour the front and inside of the card.
Illustrated Crayon Character