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Get Crafty: Easy Peasy Out Of This World Father’s Day Card

Written by Louise Winter

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Every year I encourage the kids to make homemade Father’s Day cards for their Daddy. As well as being more personal, it keeps the little ones occupied for a couple of hours which is always a bonus. 😉 This year they have made such a cool creation after learning about shapes at school, that I just had to share it along with step by step instructions of how to make your very own!

Check out our guide below which tells you how to make this awesome Father’s Day card…

Step 1 – Get all the materials you need ready

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You’ll need: A sheet of A4 card in each of your chosen colours. We’ve used white, grey, yellow, red, blue, and yellow however you can be as creative as you like. You’ll also need a small photo of your child’s face cut into a circle, glue, scissors and a pen.

Step 2 – Fold the blue card in half and cut the shapes out

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The shapes you’ll need are: a rectangle, triangle, a small circle (the size of a penny), four small squares and a trapezium – these are all for the rocket. You also need a strip of card which is at least 1cm in width to make your rocket fly, an ‘explosion’ shape for the writing, a crescent moon, and some stars. I’d recommend using some gold sticky stars as its a lot less fiddly than cutting and the kids love sticking stars onto the card for a shiny effect!

Step 3 – Make two cuts in the card, one near to the fold and the other slightly lower down actually on the fold

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This is the tricky bit and definitely one for the adults to do. We used a sharp knife rather than scissors to make the cuts which we found much easier.

Step 4 – Stick your rocket together

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Have a look at the picture above which shows you how to fit the rocket shapes together. Of course you can be creative as you wish but this will give you a good idea. Don’t forget to stick your strip of card to the back of the rocket as this will help it fly!

Step 5 – Stick the finishing touches to your card

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Feed the strip of card which is attached to the rocket through the cuts in the card, and get sticking with your remaining shapes.

Step 6 – Write your chosen message on the front of the card

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And hey presto you have a perfect rocking rocket Father’s Day card!

I hope your little ones enjoy making this as much as my children did, and don’t forget to share their creations on my Facebook page! 🙂

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