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DIY Father’s Day Cards

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These cute and crafty cards are perfect for the Dad (or Grandpa!) who is master of the golf course, the barbecue, or the lawn. Dad will appreciate the time and creativity that goes into making the cards, and kids will be proud to create something that’s meaningful to Dad and can be displayed for everyone to see.
Father's Day Cards
What You’ll Need
  • Colored cardstock
  • Short cardboard tube
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Chenille sticks
  • Aluminum foil
  • Marker or crayon
What to Do

Golf Card

  1. For the golf bag, cover the short cardboard tube with paper. Cut out a handle and glue it to the bag.
  2. For golf clubs, bend one end of three chenille sticks and cover each end with aluminum foil. Glue the clubs into the golf bag.
  3. To make the whole card, fold green cardstock in half to make the card. Glue on the golf bag. Add cut out and glue a black circle for the hole. Add a paper flag and a message to dad.

Golf Card

Lawn Mower

  1. Fold the cardstock in half to make a card.
  2. Use colored paper to cover a small box (we used a raisin box). Add a message on a different piece of paper, and glue it to the front of the card.
  3. Cut out and tape on paper wheels, a strip of paper “grass,” and a chenille-stick handle.
  4. Add a message on the “grass” inside!

Lawn Mower

Barbecue

  1. Fold black cardstock in half to make a card.
  2. For the grate, glue chenille sticks across the front of the card.
  3. Cut out and glue on handles and paper food.
  4. Write a message on a separate piece of paper and glue it inside the card.

Barbecue

Extend the Fun

Younger children: This is a great time to review the letters D and A. Sound them out with your child. Have her trace the letters in the air (you can guide her hand) or in a shallow dish of rice. And then, help her write the letters on the card to make D-A-D.

Older children: Encourage your child to get “punny”—and funny—with clever sayings on Dad’s card. If your child doesn’t get why Dad is “above par,” take a moment to explain it. Think about other golf terms (or lawn or barbecue terms) that can become puns. If your child comes up with a real winner, help him write it on the card. 

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