My husband was an automobile mechanic for 25 years before switching careers to drive a big rig. He has worked in the “blue collar” sector all his life, so those adorable shirt cards with the necktie never worked for our Father’s Day celebrations. So instead, I created this blue collar version, the uniform shirt card!
Simple change out the color of the construction paper to match your dad’s uniform shirt. If there’s a name patch and logo, you can personalize that too!
I originally made this project back in 2008, so you may have seen it already, but I realized I didn’t have it here. :)
- 1 sheet of blue construction paper
- 1 sheet white construction paper
- dark blue marker
- glue stick
- 3 buttons
- white craft glue
- Roll blue construction paper so that each end touches each other, then crease to fold. This will create the shirt.
- Cut a piece of white construction paper to fit inside the blue shirt, just enough to cover the back panel. Glue in place.
- Fold down the corners of each blue flap to create the color (see photo).
- Draw a rectangular pocket on the right side flap with pencil, then outline with blue marker. Use scissors to cut the top of the pocket open.
- From the remaining white construction paper, cut a piece small enough to slide into the pocket and write “#1 DAD” on it.
- From white construction paper, cut an oval shape for the name tag. Write dad’s first name in the oval and glue to the left side panel of the blue shirt. Outline the oval with blue marker.
- Use white craft glue to add three buttons on the right side panel along the edge.
- Write a thoughtful letter to your dad on the white paper inside the card.