Describing My Dad Card

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June 18, 2017

Describing My Dad Card - completed card for dadI cannot find the right name for this type of card so I just named it "describe dad". It is another type of greeting card wherein you create different figures that symbolizes your father.



  • 2 square pieces of cardboard (one is bigger than the other)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • string
  • colorful art paper clippings
Describing My Dad Card - supplies
Describing My Dad Card - various colored pieces of paper


  1. In this project you will decide for the size of your card. Let's start making the figures. Think of 4 different things you think will best describe your father.
  2. The first figure I made is a polo shirt, what most fathers wear. To make this, just pick a rectangular piece of paper and fold it into half vertically. Cut the middle top portion and fold two tiny triangles. Draw a shape of a shirt and cut.
  3. Describing My Dad Card - use rectangle of paper to create shirt
    Describing My Dad Card - cut out
  4. Draw a tiny curved piece for the pocket and small squares or circles for the buttons. Use other colors to design the shirt and add more details.
  5. Describing My Dad Card - draw pocket
    Describing My Dad Card - shirt with pocket and buttons glued on
    Describing My Dad Card - add contrasting cuffs and hems

  6. Draw a mustache then cut, as well as the suitcase, and hammer. Take note that you will be the one to decide on the figures and add the details based on your creativity, so be as creative as you can.
  7. Describing My Dad Card - mustache
    Describing My Dad Card - mustache cut out
    Describing My Dad Card - small black suitcase cut out
    Describing My Dad Card - add red stripes to sides of suitcase if desired
    Describing My Dad Card - hammer head
    Describing My Dad Card - hammer head with handle attached
  8. Flip all your figures and arrange them. Get a piece of string and tape it into the back of each figure.
  9. Describing My Dad Card - flip shapes over and tape to a length of string
  10. Flip it back and wrap both ends of the string around the smaller piece of cardboard. Tape each end on the back of the cardboard.
  11. Describing My Dad Card - tape string ends to back of cardboard used for the card face

  12. Put glue all over the back of the cardboard and stick it onto the bigger one. Choose a different color for the bigger cardboard.
  13. Describing My Dad Card - glue cardboard with shapes to a larger piece of cardboard in another color
    Describing My Dad Card - view of partially complete card face
  14. Cut out tiny strips of paper and simply form them into a word(s).
  15. Describing My Dad Card - cut out small strips of paper
    Describing My Dad Card - use them to spell out Papa
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