Use this Doctors Day white coat card to show your doctor how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication in keeping us healthy and safe!
When the pandemic broke out, we realized that the true superheroes in our lives aren’t Superman or Batman – they’re our frontline workers! While we stayed home with our families, our doctors and nurses went to work every day and night, healing the sick, and often getting sick themselves.
That is why it is important for us to show our appreciation to these brave frontline health workers, and International DoctorsDay on 30th March is the perfect opportunity for this!
What is special about 30th March?
- In 1933, the wife of Dr. Charles B Almond realized that there needed to be a day to honor doctors
- On this day, flowers like red carnations were placed on the graves of doctors who had died
- The first ever ether anesthetic was administered during surgery on the 30th of March in 1842
While 30th March is International Doctor’s Day, 1st July is celebrated as National Doctors’ Day across India, to honor Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a famous physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. Today’s craft works perfectly for both days and features a cute custom card that looks just like a doctor’s lab coat, complete with pockets and buttons!
Cute and Easy Doctors Day White Coat Card
- Thick craft papers in different colors
How to make the Doctors Day White Coat Card:
1. Download and print out the Doctors Day white coat card template. The template contains the apron/coat, shirt, tie and parts of the stethoscope.
2. Trace the parts on craft paper and cut them out. It’s best to stick to the standard colors here – white for the coat and black for the stethoscope. You can choose your own choice of complementary colors for the shirt and tie.
3. Let’s start by assembling by the most important tool a doctor has – the stethoscope! One end of the stethoscope goes into the ears, while the other end is placed on the body, and it is called the diaphragm. Assemble the diaphragm by sticking the small grey circle on the larger black one.
4. Apply some glue to the bottom end of the right part (your right) of the stethoscope. Stich the diaghgram here. Moving to the pocket of the Doctors Day white coat card, take the rectangle pocket piece and fold down the top edge. Use a marker to outline the pocket so it stands out. Put these aside now.
5. Let’s start dressing up our doctor! Take the shirt piece and make two slits on the top left and right edges. Draw two lines from the point of the cut upwards, so that they lean towards each other, as shown here.
6. Fold inwards along the lines, so you get a collar. Put the shirt aside for now.
7. Moving on to the identifying feature of the Doctors Day white coat card – the coat! Two lines have been marked on the template; fold the coat inwards along these lines.
8. Do You see the notched edges? Fold them outward, so they look like a collar. Great, our coat’s looking good!
9. Bring back the stethoscope we put aside in step 4. Stick the left and right parts of the stethoscope on the doctor’s coat, making sure that the coat collar doesn’t get glued along with it. Stick the pocket under the stethoscope.
10. Use a marker to draw some buttons and an outline on the coat collar so it looks more ‘finished’. Stick the tie on the shirt.
11. Time to put everything together for the Doctors Day white coat card! Insert the shirt between the folds of the doctor’s coat. Adjust it so that everything sits aligned with each other – the shirt collar should be visible above the coat.
12. That’s it – your Doctors Day white coat card is done! You can go ahead and experiment with different shirt and tie colors. The color of the shirt doesn’t matter – the white coat is universal!
What we love about this Doctors Day white coat card is that it works just as well for many other occasions like Father’s Day, similar to our Super Dad Father’s Day Shirt Card. When you think about it, you don’t really need a special day to honor the brave health workers in your life, do you? So go ahead and show your doctor how much you appreciate their work!