by Melinda from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too for GummyLump.com!for ages 18 months and UP with adult supervision and participation.
This simple shirt and tie card craft for kids was easy to prep and assemble and can be modifed for more embellishment and detail.
- Cardstock or Construction Paper -1 shirt color, 1 lighter color for the tie
- 2 small buttons
Time Needed:Half hour, includes dry time
For faster assembly or when working with younger children, measure and cut all paper before starting.
- Measure and cut 1 piece of colored paper to 8.5" x 5.5"(half sheet). This piece represents your shirt.
- Draw a tie shape on a piece of white or light colored paper. Tie should be 8" long, 1.5 " wide at the top and 2.5" wide at the bottom. I made a template using a sheet of scrap paper folded in half and used a ruler to keep lines even.
- Have your child color or decorate the tie.
- Cut out the tie.
- To make the collar: Cut a 1.5" horizontal slit starting about 1" from the top edge on the left, and then on the right. Gently fold tabs on a slight diagonal to resemble a collar.
|Making the collar|
- Glue the tie down the center of the card.
- Glue collar to the tie.
- With a couple drops of glue, add small buttons to collar points. (adorable!)
|Completing the Father's Day Card Craft|
- Set aside to dry completely.