Need a creative, quick, easy and inexpensive Father’s Day craft idea for Dad or Grandpa? How about this new “shirt”? It will be one he will always love!
1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 white card stock
1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 colored card stock or construction paper (the “shirt”)
Colored paper or fabric (the “tie”)
2 buttons (recycle from an old shirt or spare buttons that often come with new clothing)
1. Start this project by folding the white card stock in half to create a greeting card. Using scissors or a paper cutter, trim 1.5 inches off the top of the card.
2. Next, cut the “shirt” by cutting the colored paper in half to match the width of the greeting card. Then, lightly mark a line 1.5 inches down from the top, and make a 1.25 inch incision on each side of the line.
5. To create the tie, have your child color a design on paper, use patterned scrapbook paper, or even fabric scraps. (There isn’t a pattern for the tie; I just cut out something that fit the dimensions of the collar and the card.)
And there you have it! An easy, original, handmade card for Father’s Day that will allow you to spend some one-on-one time with your child while showing Dad or Grandpa how much you care! A win-win for everyone!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
* Idea submitted by reader Phoenix Hardin