Peekaboo Letters Father's Day Card
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 7 & up
Parental supervision is recommended
Kids will love making this card and Dad will be amazed that they were so creative!
What you'll need:
- 2 pieces of cardstock or construction paper (colors do not have to match)
- 3 different colored or patterned papers (or have kids color white paper with markers or crayons)
- White craft glue
- Craft knife
How to make it:
- Choose which piece of cardstock will be your card and fold it in half.
- Use a pencil to write the letters D A D in block letters down the front of the card diagonally. (See photo.)
- Open the card and place it on a cutting board. Have an adult use a craft knife to carefully trace the outline of the letters and gently pop them out of the card. Set the pop out pieces aside, do not discard. (See photo .)
- Place the card on the work surface so that the front of the card is facing up. Hold the patterned papers under the card cover to help you decide which patterns to use for each letter. Once you have decided, glue them in place, checking the front to make sure they look good. You may need to trim your patterned paper in certain spots if the overlap. (See photo.)
- Open the card and lay it flat so that the front if now facing down onto the work surface. Take the second piece of cardstock and trim it to fit onto the inside of the card. This will hide the patterned papers from view when the card is opened. Glue it in place. (See photo.)
- Position the card with the front facing up again. Take the pop outs from the letters and trim out the center piece of the D's and the A. Glue them on the front of the card in the appropriate places. (See photos 1 and 2.)
- Allow your card to dry them write a nice message for dad inside! (See photo.)
- If your card feels "top heavy", glue another piece of cardstock inside the card (on the right side) to help even out the weight.
- Choose Dad's favorite colors, maybe he has a sports team he really enjoys.
- If you don't have patterned papers, give your child a piece of plain white paper and some crayons. Have them colors whatever they like then use those. Another alternative is to use solid color pieces of construction paper that are in contrast to your main card color.