Father’s day Yoda card craft

I love a good craft project though what I lack in skill, I make up for in enthusiasm! My kids now give me the perfect excuse to indulge in various “holiday” crafts. Father’s day is no different. Yes, I know it’s made up. Yes, daddies should be celebrated all year round not just on one day. However, I’m not feeling it this year.

Last year I, I mean we, made a card and got cute family photo magnets. I love looking at those on fridge. The good news is that I decided to make a card this year. But it’s the day before Father’s Day (a Saturday) and my husband is usually home or we are out together. Thankfully he took a nap/shut his eyes during the toddler’s naptime and the newborn was also asleep. I got to work researching a card! I needed it to have one good element to it as I haven’t got a gift this year. Well I have a gift of sorts. It’s lie-in. Just need to figure out how to wrap that up in the next few hours! Now back to the last minute card.

I wanted something that said ‘Daddy’. Dad sounds too formal for 2 kids under 2. After very quick research, I settled on a pop up geeky card. Then I found this Yoda beauty. I usually prefer written instructions but this one was quite hard to follow. Thankfully it has a very helpful “how-to” video too.

The Beginning

These are most of the materials needed for the craft – card, appropriately coloured paper, scissors, glue, black pen and some cutting skills. I am surprised I managed to find them so easily as we are in the middle of “tidying” the house. I was hoping to find some paint for some hand/foot prints but no luck as at yet.

Table with materials needed to make Yoda Father's Day Card - Pencil case and paper stock

The Middle

The card well and truly underway. Cutting has been too bad so far. Yoda’s face and ears coming along nicely – just need to cut out the rest of him. The card insert is ready to have him stuck glued to the middle.

Scissors, start of Yoda cutout - ears and head

The End (Almost)

Here’s Yoda ready to take pride of place. A little proud of this I am! Especially as the glue I had was no longer usable so I had to use double-sided tape which was fiddly.

Complete Yoda cut out on a table with sharpie pens

I then ruined it by hand-writing the Yoda message instead of printing it. However, as it’s from the kids it doesn’t have to be perfect or so I keep telling myself!

Handmade card with a Yoda cut out pop up and text "YODA BEST DADDY"

For the front of the card, I wrote “Happy Father’s Day” rather badly then added toddler’s handprint and newborn’s footprint. My original plan was to have one handprint in the other but footprints are so much easier than uncurling a baby’s hand.

Are you indulging in any craft for Father’s Day? Would be lovely to hear other ideas so I can be better prepared next year haha!

P.S I can’t wait to see what the kids bring back from nursery!

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12 thoughts on “Father’s day Yoda card craft

  • June 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm
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    I love a handmade card, this is great for a Star Wars fan!

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    • June 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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      He loved opening it this morning and said it’s the best card he’s got so far!!! That’s the bar set for the kids ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • June 18, 2018 at 11:36 am
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    I am going to have to remember this card for next year. I love it and as a Star Wars fan I think my fella would too. #MMBC

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  • June 18, 2018 at 4:20 pm
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    You should be proud, this is awesome! So cool & the personalised touch is fantastic.x

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    • June 19, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • June 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm
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    This is absolutely adorable!! Pinning this to the MMBH Pinterest Board!! I need to remember this for next year. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing with us!!
    xo

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    • June 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm
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      Thank you very much x

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  • June 21, 2018 at 1:16 pm
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    Ahhh this is so cute! Iโ€™ll have to keep this one in mind for next year โ€“ Iโ€™m bloody useless with Fatherโ€™s Day stuff! x

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  • July 16, 2018 at 1:06 pm
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    that came out so perfect and so cute! I bet he loved the card when he got it. #MakeItLinky

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  • August 3, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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    Oh this is SO awesome! I love it! A unique, creative card idea – plus a pun too. Perfect! Thank you for linking up to #MakeItLinky

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