Are you getting a head start on Father’s day gifts? Here’s a fast and simple project you can make with the kids. It’s a “Father’s Day Quilled Tie Sticky Note Pad Holder” (that’s a mouthful!). Dad will love this decorative and functional gift!
Last year I taught this project to a group of second graders. They loved it and dads gave it rave reviews! At least it’s a different twist on the usual tie-giving occasion!
- 1/4-inch (6 mm) wide – Light blue quilling paper
- Slotted tool
- craft glue
- Printed scrapbook card stock: stripe pattern
- Card stock: blue and white
- 3-inch x 3-inch Sticky Note Pad
- Black pen
- Adhesive tabs
1.) Cut out a 7-inch x 3.5-inch (17.5 cm x 8.7 cm) rectangle from printed card stock. Center two score lines at 3 1/4-inch and 3 3/4-inch to create the fold lines.
2. ) Cut out a 3-inch x 3 inch (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm) square from blue card stock. Mount the blue square to the folded striped printed card stock with adhesive tabs.
3.) Trace or print out the shirt pattern. Fold down the collar. Mount the shirt on the blue card stock.
4.) To make the quilled tie, roll a LIGHT BLUE 16-inch (40 cm) strip of paper into a loose circle and pinch it into a marquise. To make the knot, roll a LIGHT BLUE 4-inch (10 cm) strip of paper into a loose circle and pinch it into a triangle. Glue the pieces to the shirt.
5.) With the black pen, write “#1 Dad”, “Happy Father’s Day!” or your own fun sentiment.
These decorative sticky notepads make great teacher gifts too!!