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How to Make a Secret Message Card

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with a secret message card. This is a great kids’ craft idea.

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you. A secret pop-up message, unexpected music, or a funny image always make me smile.

Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks. Today I’m sharing really fun surprise DIY cards that kids can make for friends and family! (These cards were inspired by the ferocious being cards found here.)

When folded, the card looks like just a simple smiling face. But once it’s unfolded, a fun hidden message is revealed inside!

Secret Message Cards

Here are the needed materials:

  • Black Construction Paper
  • Gold Sharpie Markers
It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

Step 1: Fold your paper in half vertically. (The open portion is on top in the picture. The folded portion is on the bottom.)

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

Step 2: Fold down the top sheet so that it meets the fold made in step 1.

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

Step 3: Draw a circle to make the face.

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

Step 4: Draw eyes and nose above the fold. Draw a pair of ears so that they end right above the fold.

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

Step 5: Draw a smile so that it touches the fold. Add hair.

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.
It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

Step 6: Open the card. Draw the top of the mouth below your ears (to make sure the mouth is hidden when the card is folded.) Connect the top and bottom of the mouth.

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

Step 7: Write a message inside the mouth. Make sure that it finishes above the bottom fold so that the words are hidden when the card is closed. Add in any extra details.

It’s always fun finding greeting cards that surprise you! Make someone happy with these smiling face DIY cards with an unexpected message inside.

Voila! Aren’t these DIY cards so easy-to-make and adorable? My 5-year-old and I made a whole bunch for several friends’ birthdays. The secret messages are sure to bring smiles.

Looking for more fun kid-made card ideas? Click on the links below!

Happy making, friends!

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