Monday, June 11, 2012

Crafty Blogger: Shirt & Tie Card Craft for Father's Day!

by Melinda from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too for GummyLump.com!for ages 18 months and UP with adult supervision and participation.



It's that special time of the year where we celebrate Dads, Grandfathers and other father figures in our lives. Have your little ones present them with something handmade. ~ Melinda

This simple shirt and tie card craft for kids was easy to prep and assemble and can be modifed for more embellishment and detail.

 Supplies:

Time Needed:

Half hour, includes dry time


Prep instructions:

For faster assembly or when working with younger children, measure and cut all paper before starting.


Instructions:

  • 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.

Variations:

Allow children to color and design every piece of paper for a more decorative look, or use pattered papers like plaids or stripes to replicate dad's real shirts.  You can add buttons to the shirt under the tie, but don't glue down entire tie in that case --- just the knot.


Melinda is half of the Mom & Dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Almost 5 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 15 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that she has used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.

2 comments:

jamiedodd said...

Love this idea! My kids will too!

Virginia said...

I think this project is great! I'm going to try it and see what else I can come up with... I mean isn't that what crafting is all about?

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