The craft we will make today is designed with the upcoming Father’s Day in mind, so you still have time to create it easily. With Eid also upon us, it’s the perfect time to make something adorable that reminds your dad of your love and appreciation. This simple, yet handy, DIY mobile holder, which also functions as a notepad holder, is a great way to show him you care.

Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer

Things you need:

  1. Foam sheet: 1 black

  2. Pieces of foam sheet: red and blue (you can change the colours).

  3. Scissors

  4. Hot glue

  5. Ruler

  6. Marker (black or blue)

Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer

Directions:

  1. Keep the length of the A4-sized foam sheet the same and mark the width at 6 inches, see picture 2.

  2. Cut straight across the A4-sized sheet, as shown in picture 3.

  3. Leaving four or five inches from the top, fold the sheet upwards from the bottom edge; see picture 4.

  4. Leaving the centre of the fold, secure the sides of the fold with hot glue.

  5. Cut a strip from the blue foam sheet, measuring 6 inches in length and 1 cm in width, as shown in picture 5.

  6. Place the strip in the middle of the fold and fold it inward diagonally from both sides, forming a collar shape. Secure it with hot glue; see picture 6.

  7. Cut a tie from the red foam sheet. If needed, ask for help from a family member. Then, paste it in the middle of the collars, as depicted in picture 7.

  8. Cut a small pocket from the blue foam sheet, sized according to the shirt, and paste it on the right side. This pocket serves as a penholder, so secure three sides with hot glue, leaving the centre open, picture 8.

  9. To create the handle of the holder, cut an arch from any hard paper and paste black foam of the same shape on it; picture 9.

  10. Paste the handle behind the holder using hot glue, as shown in picture 10.

Your heartfelt craft for Dad is all set. Keep it safe and present it to him on the upcoming Father’s Day!

The writer can be contacted at ithecraftman@gmail.com

Published in Dawn, Young World, June 8th, 2024

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