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My son brought this darling shirt origami card home from school for Father’s Day. With a piece of white copy paper and a few origami folds, he made an amazing card for Dad!
When you open this Father’s Day folded shirt card up, there is plenty of room to write dad a sweet note. The addition of the tie allows for extra decorating or the addition of a sweet message on the outside of the card.
Supplies Needed for the Father’s Day Shirt
This card is actually really quick and simple to make. All you need is an 8 1/2″ X 11″ sheet of typing paper for the shirt and a scrap of paper for the tie.
How to Make a Origami Shirt and Tie
Step-by-Step Photo and instructions for the shirt
Begin by placint the paper lengthwise and folding each side of the paper into the middle so the edges tough.
Open up the page and fold in the bottom corners.
Again fold sides of the page in towards the middle.
Fold the bottom up to where the bottom corners were folded in. Then, slightly open the bottom fold. Fold area above the fold at an angle and push the straight edge of the first bottom corner folds out to form a point (sleeves of the shirt).
It should look like this when finished.
Turn paper over and fold down the top edge about 1/2″.
Turn the card back over and fold each top corner to the center.
Bring the bottom of the paper up to the top.
Tuck the folded bottom edge under the collar of the shirt and then crease the bottom (center crease when card is open).
Photos and instructions for the tie
Now for the tie. Cut a tie shape about 5 3/4″ long by 3/4″ wide and the top to 1″ wide at the bottom.
Fold top behind at an angle about 2 ” from the top.
Bring the top edge over the top and across the tie.
Now tuck the end behind the tie.
Glue the tie to the front of the card under the collar.
Decorating the FAther’s Day shirt Origami Card
Decorate and you have an awesome card to let dad know how special he is! My son thinks (and so do I) that decorating is just as fun as making the origami shirt card. If you want to jazz up the shirts, by using patterned paper and make fun Hawaiian shirts!
Some dads and their kids prefer bow ties. If this is you can cut out a piece of paper in the shape of a bow tie and glue it on. However, if you really like origami you can make and attach one of these adorable origami ties (this origami idea comes from The Spruce Crafts).
Recommended Supplies for thiS Paper Shirt Origami
This list are some of the supplies I have found work well for this project – especially well for little kids who love to draw and color. If you have kids who love stickers they can use them as well. Just set them free to have loads of fun. (Affiliate links included in this section.)
- White printer paper or colored printer paper, like Astrobrights colored paper
- Ultra-Clean Washable Large Crayons or Crayola My First Washable Easy-Grip Crayons for ages 2-4 years old
- Crayons for ages 3 – 7 years old
- Colored pencils 72 colors or Crayola colored pencils (120 colors)
- Crayola super Tips Marker Set, Washable Makers, thick or thin lines (100 colors)
- Fine markers
- Crayola coloring set
More Origami Projects
This easy origami card is a great Father’s Day craft for kids. With little supervision, your little ones can make their Father’s Day origami card all on their own. Which we all know makes it all the more special!
Wishing you all the best on this special holiday! I hope you enjoy this Father’s Day Card!