Dad, You're Worth Every Penny Card
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
After receiving this card decorated with pennies, Dad will be rich with gratitude and compliments for the person who made it for him. It's a perfect idea for a homemade Father's Day or birthday card.
What you'll need:
- 8"x10" piece of light cardboard (cereal box, etc)
- 1 sheet green construction paper
- 9 shiny pennies
- Green fine point marker
- Pencil with eraser
- Blue fine tip marker
- White craft glue
- Glue stick
How to make it:
- Fold the green construction paper and cardboard in half like a greeting card. Place the cardboard on the inside of the green construction paper, lining up the fold lines. Use a glue stick to attach the cardboard to the construction paper. (See photo.)
- Trim off the excess paper if needed. (See photo.)
- Use pencil to lightly write "DAD" across the front of the card, leaving about 1.5" space underneath. (See photo.)
- Use green fine point marker to draw dollar signs on "DAD" letters. Erase any pencil marks that might show through. (See photo.)
- Use white craft glue to attach a penny to each corner of the D's, where the curve meets straight lines, and at the center of the curve. Glue a penny to the top of the letter A, and two at the bottom. (See photo.)
- Write, "You're worth every penny!" underneath "DAD" with blue fine point marker.
- The pennies add quite a bit of weight to this card, so even card stock or poster board is not sturdy enough, be sure to use the cardboard or your card will not stand freely.
- For a lightweight card, make photocopies of the pennies and cut them out and glue them on, instead of the real thing.