In NZ, we celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday in September. I decided to help my little mint make a card. Mr Mint doesn’t like money being spent on Fathers’ Day; he just likes to know he’s appreciated by getting a sleep in and breakfast in bed.
Mr Mint loves superheroes, Dr Who and Star Wars. I’d love to create a TARDIS card, but we only had 30 minutes to spare. Maybe next year. I decided to help my little mint create a Superman/Clark Kent themed card, because Superman is Mr Mint’s favourite superhero.
Here’s what we used:
- Plain white card (I had some A5 leftover, but you could use A4)
- Blue paint (or use blue paper)
- Superhero logo
- Tie cutout (I used this free template)
- Colouring pencils (or more paint) for the tie and logo
Here are the steps we used:
- With the card in landscape, fold the card a quarter from left. Repeat on the right. (Looks like a double doorway.)
- Paint the inside centre of the card in blue (leaving “doors” white) or glue down some blue paper.
- Once the paint (or glue) is dry, glue on a logo to the centre of the blue inner of the card. As we used paint, I also used a marker pen down the edges of the blue paint to neaten the paint lines.
- Once the glue is dry, close the “doors” of the card and fold down the tops to make a fake shirt collar effect.
- Next, you’ll need to glue on the tie, but only glue it to one of the closed doors. (I picked a tie my little mint could colour in.)
- Leave the glue to dry.
- Write your message on the card.
- If you wanted (and have more time than us), you could glue on a red cape or add some more details to the shirt e.g. buttons.