Just for Dad Father's Day Card
By: Bonnie Schiedel
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Most of the Father's Day cards you buy in a store have themes of golf, fishing or sailing. But what if those aren't your dad's interests? Make him a personalized card, using patterned scrapbook paper that features one of your dad's favorite things to do.
What you'll need:
- One piece of colored cardstock, 5.5" x 8.5"
- 5 strips of patterned cardstock, about 3" x ½". Choose a pattern that features one of your dad's favorite things or hobbies.
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Adhesive such as glue stick, glue or scrapbook mounting squares
- Marker, or computer printout of "You're a" and "Dad"
- Corner rounder punch (optional)
How to make it:
- Fold the cardstock in half. (See photo.)
- On the front of the card, glue four of the paper strips in a number (#) sign. Glue the fifth strip beside it, forming a "#1" symbol. (See photo.)
- Write or glue "You're a" on top of the left side of the #. Write or glue "Dad!" on the bottom right of the "1."
- Use a corner rounder punch or scissors to round the corners of the card. (See photo.)
- Write "Happy Father's Day!" inside the card.
- Visit a craft store or scrapbook store to find just the right patterned paper. One sheet will cost less than a dollar. You can find scrapbook paper that features different sports, camping, motorcycles, music, food (and yes, golf, fishing and sailing too). Think up a few different ideas before you go to the store in case the store doesn't carry your first choice.
- Choose a paper with a smaller, all-over pattern (like the basketballs on this card) so it's easier to see.
- Instead of a "#1" you could cut out a heart, star or another simple shape. Or, use the strips of paper to frame a small photo of you on the front of the card.
Bonnie Schiedel is a freelance writer.