How-To Folded-Shirt Card A shirt and tie is a traditional gift for Dad -- a card to match is something new. 800 Martha Stewart Living, June 2004 A shirt and tie are a traditional gift for Dad -- a card to match is something new. Use legal-size (8 1/2-by-14-inch) decorative paper. 1. Place paper facedown. Fold in half vertically; unfold. Line up left edge with centerline fold, and crease; repeat with right edge. Unfold, and lay flat. 2. Fold top-left corner in to line up with outermost crease, forming a triangle; repeat on top-right corner. Using index fingers and thumbs, pinch together outside points of each triangle so they meet, and crease. 3. While still pinching triangles, fold down top edge (this will make sleeves). 4. Turn paper upside down, and flip it over. Fold down top edge 3/4 inch. 5. Flip paper over. Fold top left and right corners so tips meet at centerline. 6. Tuck bottom edge under collar, and flatten by creasing. For the tie, cut out an 8 -by-1/2-inch strip of decorative paper. Knot paper. Snip close to knot on one side; trim other to a point. Glue to shirt How To Picture Puzzles This six-piece desktop decoration showcases family photos on two sides when it's assembled and doubles as a brainteaser when Dad needs a distraction. What you'll need 6 (1 1/2-inch) wooden cubes Acrylic paints and paintbrushes Rubber band Thin black marker 2 photos (3x5 or 4x6) Double-sided adhesive sheets Scissors X-Acto knife Letter stickers (optional) How to make it 1. Paint the sides of each cube, leaving the top and bottom bare. 2. When they're dry, arrange them in a rectangle, unpainted sides up, and wrap a rubber band around them to hold them together. Using the marker, trace the rectangle onto the picture side of each photo, making sure everyone's faces fit within the rectangle. Apply a double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of each photo and cut along the tracing lines. Peel off the adhesive's backing and adhere one photo to the top of the cubes and one to the bottom (since it's a bit tricky, it's a parent's job). 3. Divide the photos by cutting along the edges of the cubes with the X-Acto knife (another job for a parent). Add letter stickers if desired.
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