Amy’s Free Ideas

Cookie Father’s Day Card

Here is a way to use up those pesky paper plates when there are only one or two left from a special occasion. You might want to use full sized dinner plates rather than dessert plates since kids have a hard time writing small.

  1. 1.Cut out lots of 2 or 3 inch circles from brown paper. Cookies are a bit lumpy, so you don’t need a pattern, but if you are a perfectionist, use a compass to draw circles, or use bottle lids or small glasses as patterns to draw circles. Save time by stacking up 2 or 3 sheets to cut out 2 or 3 cookies at a time.

  2. 2.Cut out smaller blobs of darker brown paper to represent melted chocolate chips.

  3. 3.Glue the chocolate chips to the cookies.

  4. 4.Tape or glue one edge of each cookie to a paper plate. If you want the cookies to look like they have more thickness than a piece of paper, use foam style double stick tape to fasten the cookies to the plate. (see how to make paper loops as a substitute for double stick tape)

  5. 5.Lift each cookie and write a short message under each cookie.

Hint: draw around each cookie so you can see where to write the message--to make sure the messages are covered by the cookies.

NOTE: if you are using a patterned paper plate, messages won’t show up, so cut out 2 circles per cookie--use the bottom layer to write the message, and use the top layer to glue on the “chocolate chips.”

Optional: instead of writing a message under every cookie, stack 2 paper plates, and write the message on the bottom paper plate so it opens like a card.