3D Tool Box Card for Father’s Day

3D Tool Box Card for Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day Pop-up Tool Box Card by Mr Printables

Here’s a bit of paper crafting for your DIY Happy Father’s Day card. Make this cool surprise pop-up tool box card. The tools inside spell out ‘Happy Father’s Day’. It’s a bit of a geeky thing to do but we think any dad who loves his tool box would love this! It’s not a craft for kids, but hope you make it together and enjoy doing so!

Happy Father's Day Pop-up Tool Box Card by Mr Printables

How to make your 3D tool box card

Happy Father's Day Pop-up Tool Box Card by Mr Printables

1. Cut out the template. Score all the dotted lines and fold the mountain fold and valley fold as marked.

Happy Father's Day Pop-up Tool Box Card by Mr Printables

2. First, apply glue to the tab on shape A (as marked on the template). Align the edge to the pale grey line on shape B and attach. The tab will be hidden away on the other side as in the photo.

Happy Father's Day Pop-up Tool Box Card by Mr Printables

3. Apply glue to the two small tabs on shape B, on the reverse of the printed side as marked. Fold the tabs to face the back of shape A and press down flat. It should now open up just like in the third photo.

Happy Father's Day Pop-up Tool Box Card by Mr Printables

4. Repeat the same to connect shape B to C, then continue with shapes D and E to mirror on the other side.

Happy Father's Day Pop-up Tool Box Card by Mr Printables

5. We’ve printed the cover template (page 1) on red colored paper because we like red tool boxes. Print it on your favorite colored paper or to match dad’s if you like. Glue the tab to the back of the edge of shape A and shape E.

You’re done! It should look like this when folded up.

Happy Father's Day Pop-up Tool Box Card by Mr Printables

Pull open the lids on each side. It should open up just like a dad’s favorite tool box!

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Check out our really cool DIY typography glasses for Father’s Day too!

  • melimelostudio

    wow, wow, wow! this is absolutely awesome. Genius idea and design. Love it! It’s a pity my father is French and can’t read English:) Thanks for sharing this

    • mrprintables

      Thanks! Hope he still enjoys it! ^ ^

  • Heather Lynch

    This is fantastic, thank you so much! Should this be printed on card stock, or does it not really matter?

    • Diana B

      Heather, I printed mine on cardstock; I don’t really think it would work very well on plain paper – the design is too complex and it depends on the construction holding its shape.

  • http://upcycledtreasures.com/ katie

    This is so neat! I’m including it in my Father’s Day Roundup today, thanks for sharing!
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  • Shelby McBride

    Your site is so colorful and awesome- thanks for posting such great printables! I’ll be helping my little one’s make this card for their daddy today!

  • http://www.apg-fitness.com Alicia

    this is just endless, every single post is better and better. With this idea you just nailed!!!

  • Marie

    So many things to keep my kids busy and stimulate their creativity! Thanks a lot!

  • Diana B

    Thank you so much for this great printable – my 95-year-old father is just going to love it!