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Father's Day card

by MonSta (follow)
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Here's a way to make a Father's Day card that is sure to impress, and Dad can use it for a coffee mug coaster.



trace, cup, coaster, popsicle stick


Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
Popsicle sticks
Card stock (I used an old manila folder)
Glue
Twine
Markers/pencils and other decorative things

Method
Line up 11 popsicle sticks, then remove one, leaving the gap.



popsicle sticks


Glue two popsicle sticks across the line. I used a hot glue gun because I'm impatient, but ordinary craft glue is fine.



popsicle sticks



popsicle sticks


Glue another stick diagonally between the first two sticks. Looks like a gate, doesn't it?



popsicle sticks


Cut the card stock, leaving about 1.5cm gap around the gate and about 10cm above the gate.



card, popsicle sticks, gate


Now we use 4 more popsicle sticks to create the gate frame in a nice arch. Glue these sticks to the paper (don't glue the gate!).



card, popsicle sticks, gate


(Optional) You can make a wooden sign to hang down by cutting the rounded ends off three sticks and gluing some twine along the back of them.



card, popsicle sticks, gate



twine, popsicle stick, sign, dad


Glue this to the frame and trim the excess twine.



twine, popsicle stick, sign, dad


Put the gate in place and mark a spot where you can see through the gap.



twine, popsicle stick, sign, dad


Draw a little cheeky face in the marked spot.



twine, popsicle stick, sign, dad


Better still, print a photo of Dad and kids and line it up so that a face is visible through the gap! Finish off with a nice message.
Turn the gate over and trace a coffee cup to draw a circle.



trace, cup, coaster, popsicle stick


Decorate Dad's coaster. You can see I've glued a loop of twine to the back of the gate for opening. You can use sticky tape so it comes off when it becomes a coaster.



trace, cup, coaster, popsicle stick


Use tape to attach the gate to the frame. The tape acts as a hinge, but it can be easily removed for when Dad wants to use his coaster.



trace, cup, coaster, popsicle stick


Add some final decorations and you're done.



trace, cup, coaster, popsicle stick



open, gate, father's day, card


Happy Father's Day!!

Categories
#Fathers Day
#Popsicle Sticks
#Greeting Card
#Coaster
#Medium
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
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