Father's Day: How 6 pieces of paper will make dad feel like a hero

Next Father’s Day forget the socks and tie! No, if you really want to make a fashion statement, pin this cool My Hero medal set onto Dad’s chest.

It’s easy to make, and with each of the 6 medals lovingly chosen by you, no two cards will be the same.

Father's Day My Hero card
Looks good on the sideboard...
Father's Day My Hero medal set
...looks even better on Dad!

Choose between ‘greatest golfer’, ‘groovy mover’, ‘coolest coach’ and many other medals (see below) – to create a unique customised card, there’s even some blank DIY ones, just in case your Dad has a unique talent you’d like to highlight!

Father's Day My Hero medal illustrations

How to make one

Start off by downloading the Medals and Ribbons artwork below.

Download Medals and Ribbons

Then follow these easy peasy instructions. Remember, if you are viewing this on mobile, you can pinch and zoom to get a better view of the instructions.

How to make a Father's Day My Hero card: illustrated guide
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What you need

A few sheets of A4 paper (or 210gsm card), colouring-in pens, scissors or a craft knife, a safety pin and some glue or sticky tape.

Step 1

Print out the ‘medals and ribbon’ artwork on to a sheet of A4 paper or card.

Step 2

Colour in the ribbons and cut them out.

Step 3

Choose six medals that best describe your Dad - or use the blanks to make your own. Colour them in and cut them out.

Step 4

Attach a medal onto the end of each ribbon using glue, or small tubes of sticky tape.

Step 5

Fold an A4 sheet of paper or card in half to form the greeting card.

Step 6

Fold the top of the ribbons over, along the dotted line, and attach to the front of the card using a safety pins.

Step 7

Write a fun headline on the front of the card, something like ‘to the best Dad in the world’. To complete your Father’s Day card why not add some hugs and kisses on the inside!

Do your own thing

If you don’t have time to create the project above, just fold an A4 sheet of card in half and get the kids to draw their own medals on one side. For some added bling decorate the medals with tin foil, or metallic card.

Left illustration
Right illustration