You'll need: Construction paper in two colors, glue and scissors.
1. Fold a full piece of construction paper in half widthwise.
2. Draw a parallel line approximately 2-1/4 inches from the fold.
3. Along this line, make a 3-inch cut from each end, cutting through both layers of paper.
4. Carefully fold the narrow strips toward the middle, at a slight angle, so that the upper corners meet about 1-1/2 inches from the top fold. This forms the collar. Hold the collar down using a line of glue on each fold.
5. Draw a simple tie shape on a separate piece of construction paper. Height should be 6-1/4 inches; width is 2-3/4. Cut out the shape and slide it under the collar. Hold it in place with glue.
6. On a different piece of paper, cut a rectangle about 3-1/2 inches wide by 4 inches tall. Trim two corners on a long end to form a pocket, and then draw a dotted line around three edges (two long sides and one short side) to resemble stitches. Put glue on the backside of those three edges and place the pocket on the shirt. (Remember not to glue the fourth edge!)
7. When the glue is dry, fill the pocket with notes to Dad, pictures or reminders of special memories.
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