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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Father's Day Card for a Sports Fan

While looking for Father's-Day-card inspiration today, I realized that there is an abundance of Father's Day "stuff" out there for hunters, fishermen, and guys who like tools. Those don't really work for us; we're vegetarians and while power tools are fun, I don't associate them with my husband.

There are also a ton of shirt-and-tie related ideas. But ya know what? Most people don't really like going to work, and many companies have even gone business casual, so the necktie thing doesn't seem right.

And barbecue-themed Father's Day stuff? Well, as much as I love cooking and baking, I don't really want a card or photo frame with whisks and spatulas so why would I do BBQ tools for my husband?

Hmmm…

My kids are sports fans largely because their dad is a huge sports fan. Voila - the winning idea. Sports jersey cards! But I could not find one out there. So I made it myself. If you have a sports fan, you have to make one of these cards with your kids.

TIP: If you're not sure about the colors of your team, do an image search (i.e., search "Buffalo Bills jersey" in your favorite search engine).

MATERIALS:

  • Construction paper in the colors of your team
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue stick


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. First, take a sheet of construction paper in the main color of your team's jersey. Fold it in half width-wise. Cut the top corners for the shoulders, cut a "V" for the neckline, trim the sides to make the torso and sleeves, and trim the bottom to your desired size. (I did not measure any of this; it is all free-hand.)

2. Cut out the details for your jersey. TIP: For thin stripes next to thick ones, cut the thick stripe a little wider than you want it, then use marker to draw the thin-stripe trim, as with the red stripes in the photo below. TIP #2: If the jersey includes a logo, as with the Sabres below, you may want to find the image online and print it…I'm going to say the kids drew mine.
Don't cut thin stripes! Just use marker to outline the
white stripes instead.

For the laces on the neckline, use a marker or gel pen.

3. Now it's the kids' turn: hand over the pieces and a glue stick so they can decorate the jersey.

Yes, this card is a little labor intensive for you. But overall it's pretty simple. I think it has taken me longer to upload the photos and type this than it did to create the jersey cards and all the details. Plus, I know they are going to be a big hit…so it's worth it.

I hope you enjoy these team jersey cards! Post a Comment and let us know how yours turned out. As always, thanks for reading.

Happy Father's Day 
(a bit early) 
to all the ROCpoppas out there!

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