It's 21st June tomorrow and that means it's a special day. Here's wishing all the dads in the world a Happy Father's Day!
Anyway, I took the girls to go shopping for a Father's Day gift recently and decided to be practical and get something that the hubby needs at the moment - a casual short sleeve button down shirt. Well, the thing is, buying a gift from a store seems like the easy way out and as always, I wanted to do something else. Something else that is simple, personalised and speaks of love. Of course, this being Father's Day, it would only make sense if the kids played a part in it too, right?
So, in this week's Creativity 521, I'm sharing with you something we made that is really fun and cute to go along with the present - a DIY Shirt Card! Makes perfect sense, right? I also wanted to let the kids make something for their granddads too so we made a total of three cards in total. Here's how we did them.
1) Coloured paper
2) Plain paper
5) Ruler (or a scorer if you have one)
7) Decorative materials such as felt, scrapbooking paper etc
8) Coloured pens or markers for writing messages
Origami can be a fun learning but challenging task for young children. So before we began making the cards, I let the kids have a practice session by folding plain paper into halves and using a ruler to score the paper. Note that while the shirt card is not too complex to fold for an adult, it can be quite difficult for a child so do step in to help and guide when needed.
Here are the steps to folding the shirt card.
2) Fold the bottom left corner in and line up with the nearest crease. This will make a small triangle. Do the same for the bottom right corner.
3) Fold in the left and right sides to the centreline as shown. Make a crease just slightly on top of the inverted V by folding the bottom upwards.
5) Do the same for the other side.
6) Carefully fold the bottom up so that you form your left and right sleeves as shown.
7) Score the paper to make it neat and this is how it should look like.
9) Fold the left and right corners to the centreline so that their tips meet. This will be the collar.
10) Lastly, fold the paper so that the bottom edge tucks under the collar nicely.
11) Viola! You completed your shirt card!
If you need a video tutorial to guide you in the steps, you can check this out.
"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a DAD."
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