Fathers Day card

Fathers Day card

Posted 2013-07-31 by MonStafollow
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.



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.



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




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



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



  • (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.




  • Glue this to the frame and trim the excess twine.



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



  • Draw a little cheeky face in the marked spot.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Add some final decorations and you're done.




    Happy Father's Day!!

    Categories
    #fathers_day
    #popsicle_sticks
    #greeting_card
    #coaster
    #medium
    #5_to_10s
    #over_10s

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