Make a Fathers Day explosion card with this fun printable. The template comes with easy-to-follow printable instructions and step by step photographs. There are four card designs to choose from with different name options, and they all come in both full colour and colour-your own versions.
When I buy fathers day cards these days it’s no longer for “Dad”. We are always searching for cards with “Pop” or “Poppy” on the front. What name do you look for?
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, Daddyo, 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 very important 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! Basically, you open the card and a message “explodes” out.
I couldn’t resist making a popup “POP” version, haha.
The technique itself is simple but if you’re crafting with kids they need to have enough fine motor skills to handle simple origami. 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 colour them in, 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.
Watch the video to see how to fold it correctly, or follow the printed step-by-step instructions included in the bundle. It’s very easy.
Wishing all the Dads out there a great fathers Day!
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