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Reading Colors Your World Pop Up Card, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts

Our libraries theme for Summer Reading is the ILA theme “Reading Colors Your World.” We have been doing kinds of different all different rainbow crafts for our patrons, but also because June was Pride month. I choose to do a rainbow pop up card I found on YouTube. It was super cute.

I prepared the hearts to be printed and cut them out and sorted them by size. I used the heart shape in word and made the heart 8 cm tall. I then made the rest of the card shapes One long rectangle 8 cm X 30 Cm and I used the longer paper in the printer to print it out. I then made a short rectangle which measured 14 cm x 1.5. This card is super cute and easy to make. Below are the instructions I put in the craft kits I made for my teens.

Supplies included

  1. Six Paper Hearts  
  2. Paper Rectangles

Supplies Needed

  1. Glue
  2. Scissors
  3. Ruler

This is Step Four


  1. Cut out hearts and rectangles
  2. Place a heart on at the bottom of the longest rectangle and mark on the rectangle the top of the heart.
  3. Draw a line where your marked your rectangle
  4. Draw five more lines one cm above each line as you place them.
  5. Fold the paper on the lines to make it easy to bend.
  6. Glue the hearts on the lined part of the paper, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red.
  7. Let Glue Dry
  8. Then add the last rectangle under the hearts and have it glued on both sides of the large rectangle together but do not cover the whole area. Only glue it about a centimeter in . Cut the edge of the back piece of paper to make it and pull tab and then you have your rainbow card. You can write messages on each heart.
  9. If you have questions, refer to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tQPOJCSkAo

Or scan this  QR code

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Cindy Shutts, MLIS

Cindy is passionate about teen services. She loves dogs, pro-wrestling, Fairy tales, mythology, and of course reading. Her favorite books are The Hate U Give, Catching FIre, The Royals, and everything by Cindy Pon. She loves spending times with her dog Harry Winston and her niece and nephew. Cindy Shutts is the Teen Services Librarian at the White Oak Library District in IL and she’ll be joining us to talk about teen programming. You can follow her on Twitter at @cindysku.

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