Ladder Card for Dad
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“Ladder Card for Dad,” Friend, June 2003, 39

Ladder Card for Dad

You will need: scissors, a ruler, two sheets of heavy paper of contrasting colors, glue, a marker, and an envelope.

  1. Cut a 1″ x 11″ (2.5 cm x 28 cm) strip from one sheet of paper.

  2. Fold the strip accordion-style into 1″ (2.5 cm) squares (see illustration).

    Ladder card

    Illustrated by Val Chadwick Bagley

  3. Cut out five identical shapes of your choice 1 1/2″ to 2″ (4 cm to 5 cm) in size from the other sheet of paper. Squares, circles, or triangles work well.

  4. Glue a shape to the front of each fold on the strip (see illustration); let the glue dry.

  5. Write a continuous message to your dad on the shapes (one word per shape) starting at the top (see illustration).

  6. Refold the ladder, slip it into an envelope, and give it to your dad with all your love.