Father's Day

Coolest Homemade Father’s Day Card – Tie-Dyed Paper Towel “T-Shirts”

Looking for a unique homemade Father’s Day Card for the kids to make for Dad this year? These tie-dyed paper towel t-shirt cards are the coolest! They’re easy to make, the process is a ton of fun, and they look “TEE-rific”!

"You're TEE-rific" - Adorable Homemade Father's Day Card made with tie dyed paper towel t-shirt - Happy Hooligans

If your kids are making homemade cards for Father’s Day this year, they’ll love this idea. It’s a tie-dyed tee shirt made from a paper towel, which is fitting for Father’s Day because what Dad doesn’t love his tee shirts?

The process is easy and fun, and all ages, from toddlers to tweens, will enjoy it.Kids dyeing paper towelsThe dads and grandpas will be getting the coolest homemade Father’s Day cards ever this year!

TIE DYE TEE SHIRT FATHER’S DAY CARD:

SUPPLIES:

  • paper towels (choose a quality brand that stands up well to liquid)
  • liquid watercolours (or food colouring diluted with a bit of water)
  • water
  • small bowls or containers
  • medicine droppers or pipettes
  • scissors
  • white card stock
  • markers
  • plastic tablecloth to protect your work surface

HOW-TO:

DYE YOUR PAPER TOWELS

Start the kids off with some paper towels, medicine droppers and several small containers of liquid watercolours. You can dilute your watercolours with a dribble of water if you find that the colours are too intense.

Have the children drip the watercolours all over their paper towels.

Note: rather giving each child one dropper to dip in and out of all of the colours, assign one dropper for red, one dropper for green etc. This will prevent the colours from getting mixed together.

Set your coloured paper towel in the sun to dry completely, or give it a blast with a hair-dryer. Make sure it’s completely dry so the colour doesn’t bleed into the paper card.

CUT OUT A TEMPLATE:

Use this template to cut out your coloured tie dye tee shirts when your paper towels have dried.

t shirt cut from paper towelAlternatively, you can cut out your tee shirt and THEN dye it like we’re doing in the next photo.

dripping colour on paper towel t-shirt
child holding up paper towel t-shirt

IF YOUR EDGES START TO SEPARATE:

Note: if your paper towel is 2-ply, and the edges separate a little when they’re drying, it’s no biggie. They’ll stick back together when you glue the shirt to the card.

When your paper towels are dry, cut out your tees, using the template as a guide.

paper towel tee on tie dyed background

ASSEMBLING YOUR CARDS:

Now it’s time to assemble these awesome Father’s Day cards!

Tie Dyed Paper Towel Tee Shirts

The hooligans brushed glue onto a folded piece of card stock and pressed a shirt into it. Then, they went around the edges of the shirt, adding a little more glue underneath where it was needed.gluing paper towel t-shirt on homemade Father's Day card

FINISH WITH YOUR FATHER’S DAY MESSAGE!

I wanted our Father’s Day message to be a play on words that incorporated the word “tee”, so we brainstormed for a minute, and came up with the word “TEE-rific”.

Taa-daa!

Cutest Homemade Father's Day Card

Isn’t this just the cutest homemade Father’s Day card ever?

It’s just perfect for a Dad who loves his tees!

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