Guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer!! This Christmas Stocking Pop-Up Card is such a cute kid-made keepsake gift to make in the classroom or at home.
Christmas Stocking Pop-Up Card
Kid-made cards are cute already, but a pop-up photo surprise makes them even more memorable!
This Christmas stocking pop-up card is the perfect gift kids can make for family, teachers, or anyone special in their lives. It’s also a great classroom crafts kids can take home to their parents.
You’ll want to hang on to this one for years to come!
Keep reading for full photo step-by-step directions as well as a video tutorial so you can see exactly how we made our Pop-Up Stocking Christmas Card!
Christmas Stocking Photo Card Supplies
For your convenience in re-creating our Christmas Stocking Pop-Up Card, I’ve provided shop-able ad links to some of the supplies used; disclosure policy available here.
As with all of our paper crafts and cards, we used only basic supplies. That way they are easy for kids to make and you don’t have to look for anything that’s hard to find or expensive.
This is also a great craft to make with a group because the pattern can be shared!
- Stocking printable pattern
- Red or green card stock
- White card stock
- White pom-poms or cotton balls
- Jumbo wooden craft stick
- Hot glue gun or glue stick
- Glitter glue pens
Stocking Christmas Card Video Tutorial
First, watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made our Stocking Christmas Card, then keep reading for full photo step-by-step instructions.
Click the video below to play it:
(Full step-by-step instructions below)
How to Make a Christmas Stocking Pop-Up Card
First, print the free stocking pattern (available here) and cut out the pieces. Trace the sock onto either red or green card stock and the fur lining onto the white card stock and cut them out.
Note: You can absolutely freehand your stocking if you prefer, but I’ve sized the printable pattern to make it easy for you!
Glue jumbo white pom-poms onto the white card stock to make your furry lining. You can also use cotton balls for this step.
Glue your photograph to the middle of your jumbo wooden craft stick. You may need to trim your photograph, as you’ll want at least one inch of craft stick both above and below the picture.
Glue your fur lining onto your craft stick, just overlapping the top of your photograph.
Cut a strip of card stock that is as wide as the top of your stocking. Glue this tab to the back of your stocking, applying glue to the edge of the tab only. This is what will hold your photo in place and allow it to “pop” up.
When glue is dry, slip your craft stick/photo between the tab and back of your stocking.
Decorate the front of your stocking with a special holiday message. Ours is just one simple example – this is the part where kids can really let their imaginations run wild!
What other types of pop-up cards would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below!