Origami Father's Day Cards and a Friday Freebie

17 June 2011
We made the cutest Father's Day cards today.  I wish I was organized enough to show you these earlier, but such is the way my week has gone.  (If you have pinterest - my new favourite obsession - you can "pin it" for next year).  Anyhow, I found this idea in one of my Martha Stewart magazines (yes, I want to be Martha).  Unfortunately, I found the instructions a little difficult to follow.  So I was very happy when I found this video on youtube.  I played it once through in its entirety for my students, then played it through again, pausing at each step until all students were ready to move on.  The results were fantastic!  Each student created a wonderful and unique card.  I let the students make any message they wished inside the card - some wrote an acrostic poem, a few wrote personal messages, and one students even made a haiku.  The youtube video recommends using scrapbook paper (which I think would be really neat), but we used cardstock and had great success.
This is the video I showed the students:

Okay - I've got a Friday Freebie for you as well, today - "Lights, Camera, Action - A Collection of Commercial Assignments". This FREEBIE has three different media / drama activities that I have used in the classroom. We've been making commercials in class this week, so I wanted to share this collection with you. Click on the picture to bring you to my TpT store to download your own copy.

Have a great Father's Day weekend!!!


  1. Those are cute cards. I will have to save the idea for next year.

  2. Very Cute!! I am teaching summer school and would have loved to have this idea last week:)

  3. Thanks, ladies. I am sorry I didn't do them sooner, but we've been in end of the year assessments with the kids all week, and yesterday was the first chance I had to make them.

  4. Those are the cutest cards ever!

  5. Thanks for sharing! I found you through the Mega Contest. I have always done the hamburger fold with the cuts for the collar, but never knew how to give them sleeves!

    Miss B, Busy Bee