What You’ll Need
- Colored cardstock
- Short cardboard tube
- Colored paper
- Chenille sticks
- Aluminum foil
- Marker or crayon
What to Do
- For the golf bag, cover the short cardboard tube with paper. Cut out a handle and glue it to the bag.
- For golf clubs, bend one end of three chenille sticks and cover each end with aluminum foil. Glue the clubs into the golf bag.
- To make the whole card, fold green cardstock in half to make the card. Glue on the golf bag. Add cut out and glue a black circle for the hole. Add a paper flag and a message to dad.
- Fold the cardstock in half to make a card.
- Use colored paper to cover a small box (we used a raisin box). Add a message on a different piece of paper, and glue it to the front of the card.
- Cut out and tape on paper wheels, a strip of paper “grass,” and a chenille-stick handle.
- Add a message on the “grass” inside!
- Fold black cardstock in half to make a card.
- For the grate, glue chenille sticks across the front of the card.
- Cut out and glue on handles and paper food.
- Write a message on a separate piece of paper and glue it inside the card.
Extend the Fun
Younger children: This is a great time to review the letters D and A. Sound them out with your child. Have her trace the letters in the air (you can guide her hand) or in a shallow dish of rice. And then, help her write the letters on the card to make D-A-D.
Older children: Encourage your child to get “punny”—and funny—with clever sayings on Dad’s card. If your child doesn’t get why Dad is “above par,” take a moment to explain it. Think about other golf terms (or lawn or barbecue terms) that can become puns. If your child comes up with a real winner, help him write it on the card.