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Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 14)

Father’s Day Craft: Shirt and Tie Origami Card

By Cindy Hopper

My son brought this darling card home from school for Father’s Day a few years ago.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

You open it up and there is plenty of room to write dad a sweet note.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (internal message)

This card was actually really quick and simple to make. All you need is an 8 1/2″ X 11″ sheet of typing paper for the shirt and a scrap of paper for the tie.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (supplies)

Fold each side in to the middle.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 1)

Open up the page and fold in the bottom corners.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 2)

Again fold sides to the middle.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 3)

Fold bottom up (at the top of where the bottom corners were folded in). Slightly open back up the bottom fold. Fold area above the fold at an angle and push straight edge of first bottom corner folds out to form a point (it will be the shirt sleeve).

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 4)

It should look like this when finished.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 5)

Turn paper over and fold down the top edge about 1/2″

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 6)

Turn card back over and fold each top corner to the center.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 7)

Bring bottom of paper up to the top.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 8)

Tuck the bottom edge under the collar of the shirt and then crease the bottom.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 9)

Now for the tie. Cut a tie shape about 5 3/4″ long by 3/4″ wide and the top to 1″ wide at the bottom.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 10)

Fold top behind at an angle about 2 ” from the top.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 11)

Bring the top edge over the top and across the tie.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 12)

Now tuck the end behind the tie.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 13)

Glue the tie to the front of the card under the collar.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (step 14)

Decorate and you have an awesome card to let dad know how special he is!

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com (drawn & completed)

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Find more easy handmade Father’s Day cards and gift ideas here:
Great Father's Day Gifts that kids can help make: click through for the tutorials (found on Alphamom.com)

About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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