Searching for the best Father’s day card idea that’s also easy to make! We’ve got your back as this Father’s Day Tuxedo Heart Card is all that and more! This project is perfect to do both at home or in the classroom as it’s a low prep activity (no prep if your kids have good scissor skills) and it’s a quick one to make. Plus super persona.
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Let’s make the most amazing Father’s day card ever. We recently shared a tutorial showing you how to make a Father’s day magic card and while that one certainly can grab the “best card of the year” award it’s not really suitable for all ages (older kids will do it effortlessly while young ones will struggle).
So an equally amazing card, with a wow factor, and a simpler design was in order. Our heart flower card has been one of the most popular projects (ever), as well as this heart notebook so we thought a tuxedo design would be fun to make as another option for Father’s day.
Print the template, draw your picture or write a personalized message, quickly fold and decorate!
Father’s Day Tuxedo Heart Card
What you need:
- our printable heart card template with bow (grab it at the end of this tutorial)
- heavier print paper for card base (regular print paper works too)
- a sheet of black paper (regular print or construction paper)
- red paper for bow (or red marker)
- mini clothespin (craft stores and dollar stores carry them)
- mini buttons (scrap booking button lots or mixes from craft stores are usually cheap)
Step by Step Tutorial
Print out the card template (2 sheets). The one with the “clover” and bow works out best if printed on heavier print paper. For the other one it doesn’t matter.
Cut out the card base (the “4 leafed clover”).
Fold along all dashed lines. Make the folds super crisp.
To make the folds crisp, we run a craft stick over them.
Now comes the part that might be tricky, but is far from it. There are 4 heart shapes in this clover, with two hearts that have a dashed line going through the center of the.
The hearts without the dashed line are the front and the back of the card and the two that have a dashed line are “hidden withing”. All that you need to do, is to push the fold “inside” (the fold that runs across the hearts). If you made crisp folds this will be effortless (see video for clearer instructions).
Once you push both sides in, you will get a heart shape.
Cut out 1 heart from the second page of the template. Use it as a stencil to make 2 hearts from the black paper.
You can also use other colors for the tuxedo heart.
Make a tuxedo
Take one of the two hearts and cut a slit into it (as shown on the template heart).
You can place the template over the black heart and cut into it.
Fold over as shown on the image bellow to make the collar of your tuxedo heart.
Flip over the black heart and apply glue on it.
Stick the black heart on the card base.
Flip over the card base and glue the other black heart on the back.
Open up the card and write a message in the card.
You can also have the kids make a drawing inside the heart.
Close the heart and decorate the tuxedo by sticking on a button or two.
For small buttons glue sticks will work.
Color the bow from the template or use it as a stencil to make a red bow.
Glue the bow on a mini clothespin (alternatively you can also use paperclips).
Use the clothespin to keep the card closed.
Get the Father’s Day Tuxedo Heart Card Template Here
Grab the template: Tux Heart Card Template