I had a brainstorm a couple of weeks ago about a fun Father’s Day Card based on the iPad—a little craft I call the iDad. I am guessing that I am not the only one to have come up with this idea, but it’s a fun, easy craft for the gadget-loving men in your life.
- Black cardstock
- White Cardstock
- X-acto knife
- Cutting mat
- Spray Glue
Step 1: Take two pieces of 8.5 x 11″ black cardstock, and sandwich a piece of white cardstock in between, then cut rounded corners. You may want to take out the white piece and cut it down a little further, so that it doesn’t show along the edges. Use spray glue to secure the white cardstock to the bottom piece of black cardstock and set aside.
Step 2: Find some iPad/iPhone icon images online and print them out on cardstock (you will have no trouble finding these on Google). In a Google image search, look for medium or large images, so that the resolution is decent. Once you print them out, cut them out.
Step 3: Arrange the images on your top piece of black cardstock, then glue them down in the order you want them with spray glue. Let dry for a couple of minutes.
Step 4: Using a cutting mat and X-acto knife, carefully cut along the sides and the bottom of each icon to create lift up flaps.
When you’re done, they look like this:
Step 5: It’s time to glue the top piece to the bottom piece. Spray glue very carefully on the back of the top piece, being careful to avoid the areas where the lift up flaps are (you don’t want to get glue in the area where you will be writing your messages).
Step 6: Once you glue the top and bottom pieces together, draw the little button at the bottom (I used a silver Sharpie), and trim the edges to make the whole presentation neat. Then you can write whatever messages you like under the flaps. I used the bottom three icons to write, “Happy Father’s Day,” “We love you,” and “Love, Molly, Elena and Rosa,” then I let the girls fill out all the rest.
I printed “iDad” onto a piece of paper, cut it out with an X-acto knife and glued it to the front of the presentation envelope.
I love how this turned out, and I think Rolando (who’s been instructed not to read the blog today) will think it’s funny.