Dad Card #2
Celebrate dads with this clever Father’s Day card.
Make this card before school ends so students will have a gate fold card for their dad on Father’s Day.
Students will enjoy making a card for their father while still in school. This gate fold card opens to reveal a message from the student to their father and can be kept at home until Father’s Day in June.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Fold a long piece of paper in half (5" x 12" or desired size). Open the fold, and bring each of the two ends (Figure A) to the middle to make a gate fold card (Figure B).
- Attach a piece of paper to the inside of the card to cover the middle fold.
- Students can write a message, add decorative shapes or draw an original design on the inside of the card (Main Photo).
- Die-cut two of the Word, Dad shapes using cardstock or construction paper, for each student.
- While the two die-cuts are stacked together, fold them in half (Figure C).
- Students can take the pieces that fell out of the letters D to use as a guide. Cut a slightly larger piece of paper from a different color, and adhere the paper behind the openings of both of the letters D if desired (Figure D).
- Place adhesive on the inside back of one folded Dad, and slide it on to the left edge opening.
- Place adhesive on the other half of the second Dad, and slide it on the other edge opening to align with the first Dad (Main Photo).
- When the card is folded flat, the Dad ‟handles” will come together to create one complete image.
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
- Figure D
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
- Students explore and understand prospective content for works of
NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
- Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art