Learn how to make a double slider card with our easy step-by-step tutorial! Pull the tab and the animals travel past each other in opposite directions. A double-slider card is fun for children who like to watch the animals slide across the scene, but also a great card for adults to wonder – how did they do that? Read on for our full, step-by-step photographic tutorial and exclusive double slider card templates in the article below.
You Will Need
- Greyboard, or sturdy card
- Card, plain, green and blue
- Kraft card
- Safari printables
- Foam pads
- Craft knife
Using the free double slider card template, cut your ‘H’ mechanism out of sturdy card (greyboard or the thick card at the back of a sketchpad is ideal). Cut a 29 x 2.9cm strip of polythene and loop it loosely around the H mechanism, securing with double-sided tape.
Here’s a top tip: Recycle a plastic poly pocket for the polythene in your mechanism!
Add foam tape only in the top corners and along the bottom length of the front of your mechanism. Thread the ‘L’ tab through the slit in the hills and attach the hills to the front of your mechanism.
Matt and layer a 13 x 18cm card blank with green and blue paper. On the reverse of the mechanism, add double thickness foam tape along the bottom and top tabs only. Attach to the card.
Use triple thickness foam pads to attach a zebra to the back tab & double thickness foam pads to attach a giraffe to the front ‘L’ tab. Fussy cut and attach the sentiment, elephant and tree.
Download your free double slider card templates:
To download the free double slider card templates, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the templates!