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DIY Origami Fathers Day Squash Card

In the last post I showed you how to make two simple paper decorations that I used in a bigger project (which I’ll show you very soon) and this time I bring you a tutorial on the squash card which is a card that might look simple but only until you open it. It is a perfect Origami Fathers Day Card and besides that you can incorporate it in other crafting projects.

Origami Fathers Day

There are not just two pages as it might seem, you can make the squash card as long as you want and have lots of space for your messages, wishes and photos.

I will show you how to make the basic squash card from 3 squares but if you want the card bigger, just use more squares. I used this card as a decoration for my Exploding box but you can also glue it between two pieces of decorative paper to give the card some hard cover.


  • 3 sheets A4
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • anything to decorate the card with – papers, pens, photos…

How to make DIY Origami Fathers Day Squash Card

Cut three rectangles 20 x 20 cm. Fold each square horizontally, vertically and on one side also diagonally. Now your squares are split into smaller squares.

Origami Fathers Day

Place two squares on each other with the diagonal fold vertically (yes, my first square in the picture is wrong) and so their corner squares are one on top of the other. Glue these corner squares together.

Add the third square in the same way.


Time to fold, you will be using the diagonal folds. Take the first square and push the diagonal folds inside.

Continue with the diagonal folds on the middle square (pink dots), just this time fold them outside.


You’re left with the last square. Fold it’s diagonal folds inside.

This is the result.

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You can decorate the card on the inside…

Origami Fathers Day

…as well as the outside.

Your squash card is done!


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