Yes, I love a good, homemade card. This one was inspired by FamilyFun, one of my favorite sources for crafts and cards. Their version was three-dimensional, and required a mac ‘n cheese box. It’s a really cool “card,” but not conducive to mailing. I adapted the concept into a 2D version.
Here’s what you need:
- One sheet black construction paper (8 1/2 x 11)
- One sheet yellow construction paper
- One sheet white paper
What you do:
- Fold the black paper in half, placing short side together; then fold in half the other way.
- Cut a 1-inch wide strip of yellow paper along the long side, creating an 11-inch-long strip
- Write “You rule, Dad!” in the center of the strip. Then make hash marks at one-inch intervals to resemble a tape measure.
- Glue this strip inside the card, along the bottom edge, then fold the strip a couple of times until it’s hidden inside the closed card.
- Cut a small square from the white paper (approx. 4 x 4 inches) and have the children sign their names. Glue this above the yellow strip inside the card.
- Cut out a geometric shape from the yellow paper. We made a house-like shape. Then write “tape measure” on it. Center the shape on the front of the card and glue.
- Insert into envelope, and you are ready to go!
Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there!