Friday, June 3, 2011

Father's Day Card Project Elementary Level

So, I am still in the process of going through and editing tons of photos from the recent Sacred Art Show and sadly they are not ready for posting yet. In the meantime, I will share with you a lesson that I did while subbing last school year. This is NOT my lesson, but rather it belongs to a fabulous art teacher that I subbed for. The lesson was taught to multiple grades (because it is great as a sub plan this time of year). I think I did it with grades 1, 2 and 3.

This sample uses scrap booking paper for the tie and real buttons on the collar.
Note the tickets and photos peeking out of the pockets. The inside label bears the initials of the artist (me).


The lesson is to make a card that looks like a shirt and tie set (traditional dad gift). The card starts with a piece of 18 X 6 construction paper that is pre-folded in half to make a 9 x 6" card. Then at the folded end, you cut in about 1/2" down on the side and about 1" in (about 2 little kid fingers wide). These two flaps are folded inward at angle to make the shirt collar. Glue them down. The tie is added with plain or patterned paper (using a tracer or eye-ball it). You can also make a western-type tie or bow tie. The shirt details are added with marker or crayon (details on tie can be added, too). Real buttons can be added to the collar or shirt if you have them or they can be drawn on. It is best to use a hot-glue gun to attach the buttons.

The shirt flips upward to reveal the inside of the card where you can add a written note.

Here are some more of the many samples I've made:

This sample is all construction paper (even the tie); patterns and details are all crayon.
There are still real buttons on the collar though and initials for the label.

This sample is all construction paper (even the tie); details are crayon and black marker. There are still real buttons on the collar though and initials for the label. The tie has a Spongebob theme.

This sample is all construction paper (even the tie) and the details are crayon and black sharpie again. This has the Western-theme though. No more real buttons, but still bearing the initials on the label.

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