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DIY Birthday Cake Pop up Card

Send Birthday greetings with this DIY Birthday Cake Pop up Card. Kids can make this using my instructions and free templates.

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Pop Up Birthday Card DIY

Everyone likes to send Birthday cakes to friends and family. Little kids love to make cards to send! Quite often I let my children freestyle a card. 

Sometimes they ask me for ideas on a themed card to send. I have made lots of great pop up cards for Birthdays. Some of the card crafts we have completed can be seen below. 

gnome pop up birthday card idea

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Making an actual card with a picture of a Birthday cake is a great idea especially when you cannot be there in person with the recipient to eat cake. It is also great for all ages and both boys and girls.

Learn how to DIY Birthday cake pop up card for kids using step by step craft process below! Little kids can make this with Mum or Dad’s help. The early steps involve lots of cutting while the later steps involve some gluing pieces together. 

How to Make a Pop Up Birthday Card

Printable Instructions – Please note 3 templates are at the bottom of this post

birthday cake pop up card

DIY Birthday Cake Pop up Card

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Send Birthday greetings with this DIY Birthday Cake Pop up Card. Kids can make this using my instructions and free templates.


  • Cardstock paper.
  • Craft papers.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Marker pens.


Step 1:

Take cardstock paper. Fold it in half.

Step 2:

Draw the lines on the closed side of the card using the “Card Template”.

how to make a Birthday pop up card

Step 3:

Cut along the red lines and make a horizontal fold according to the green line on the card. Image below will show you what it should look like.

cake pop up card instructions

Step 4:

Fold the cut-out part inside the card.

Step 5:

Similarly, make the second cut.

diy birthday cake pop up card

Step 6:

Fold it inwards like in the previous step.

birthday card pop up craft procedure

Step 7:

Cut the third paper and fold it inside the card.

Open up your card.

Step 8:

Color the letters using colourful marker pens. The littlest of children can do this.

birthday cake craft for kids

Step 9:

Cut out the pieces for the cake and the frosting.

birthday cake craft process

Step 10:

Glue the frosting on the cake,

Step 11:

Glue the sprinkles on the cake.

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Step 12:

Cut out the candles.

Step 13:

Glue the flames on the candle, and gather all the pieces to make the cake.

Step 14:

Glue the candles and smaller cake pieces on the top pop up socket.

Step 15:

Glue the rest of the cake pieces on the second and third pop up sockets.

birthday cake pop up card picture

Step 16:

Cut out the gift boxes, ribbons and balloons.

Step 17:

Glue the ribbons on the boxes.

Step 18:

Glue the gift boxes on the card.

Step 19:

Glue the balloons on the card.

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You can encourage younger kids to decorate the front of the card or add their own Birthday wishes. They could write something like ‘Wish I could be there to celebrate and eat cake with you’. 

Birthday Cake Pop Up Card Template Free Download

Please print my free PDF Templates to make this craft as easy as possible:-

Pop Up Birthday Cake Template

Happy Birthday Writing Template

Pop Up Cake Card Template

Can you think of any other Birthday pop up cards you would like to make? You could easily feature your favorite things, like a cat pop up Birthday card if you like cats

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Tuesday 14th of March 2023

There is no template for the card

Crafty Critters

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Three templates at the bottom of the post.


Thursday 2nd of February 2023

Oh help. I am a grownup but am having an awful time getting these folds correctly places. YOur pictures look like you don't make the fold on the green line but just below it to create a 'ledge'. All other sets of instructions I have seen want me to cut to the fold line, then fold on that line. It does not leave me tith a ledge but a horizontal layer the same size as the vertical layer. For the life of me, I cannot fathom waht I am not seeing. Please suggest what to do!

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