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Father's Day Tie

Father’s Day Shirt & Tie Cards by Susannah Levithan


A shirt and tie card to celebrate Dad!


To honor Dad, students create a shirt and tie card out of patterned papers, scissors, and glue.

What You Need:


  • Square paper in fun patterns (8” x 8” works well)
  • Small rectangular paper in fun patterns (8” x 4” works well)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Tie template optional (sketch a tie shape ahead of time for students to trace)


What To Do:

  1. Fold the rectangle in half the hot dog way (so both pieces are long).
  2. Cut down the fold line to make two thin rectangles.
  3. On what will become the bottom of the tie, draw two right triangles, connecting at the center of the bottom side.
  4. At the top, draw one triangle starting in the upper left corner, in and back out. Draw another triangle starting in the upper right corner, in and back out.
  5. Cut out the four triangles so you have a tie shape!
  6. Line the ruler up with the topside of the large square paper. Draw a line that is the width of the ruler across the top. Cut 1/3 of the way in from both the left and the right sides.
  7. Fold down the left and right sides so they meet each other in a v-shape, resembling a collar.
  8. Arrange the tie so that it sits nested under the collar. When you like the arrangement, glue down the tie and the collar.
  9. Add personal touches, such as a pocket, handkerchief, pen, or even a real tissue. Add a note inside the pocket or under the tie. Or write a sweet message on the back.

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