Make a Fathers Day explosion card with this fun printable, the latest addition to our store.
When I buy fathers day cards these days it’s no longer for “Dad”. We are always searching for cards for “Pop” or “Poppy”. The stores usually have a few, but the choices are quite limited. I got to thinking that there must be many, many people out there experiencing the same dilemma. Am I right?
I decided to put the question out there to our crafty community on facebook, and received all sorts of answers! People are needing cards for Papa, Grandaddy, Paw Paw, Poppa, Daddylo, Grandbuddy, Pops, Opa, Pappy, P-Pa… you get the picture. I tried to include the most popular names in our printable card bundle, but for all the sweet extras out there (you know who you are) there are versions with blank spaces so you can personalise it for the special Dads and Grandfathers in your life.
How to make a Fathers Day explosion card
I discovered this “explosion” folding technique while researching paper crafts recently, and I absolutely knew I had to try it!
The technique itself is simple but if you’re making this card with kids they need to have enough fine motor skills to handle simple origami in order to make it. For my own kids, that was around 8 years old, but every child is different. If you have younger kids you could always help them with the folding part and have them colour it in.
These Fathers Day explosion cards are designed to be printed on plain paper – if you print them on board the origami part will be tricky and the paper too bulky to close properly. However, if you wanted to print the cover on card stock that would work well (although I have just used ordinary thin paper).
Full colour cards are great if you don’t have time to muck around with colouring pencils and colour them yourself, but maybe you want to personalise it with your own touch.
For this reason we have also included colour-your-own versions of each design.
If you prefer step-by-step photos and written instructions to the video tutorial above, there is an instruction file included with the printable card bundle.
Being Australian, the fathers in our own life will have to wait until September to receive their explosion cards, but I am aware that most countries in the wider world out there have fathers day coming up real soon. I hope this is getting to you in time, and may your Dads all have a great fathers Day!
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