Little Bee and I enjoyed creating these toddler hand-made Father’s Day cards. They were fun to put together with simple craft materials and finger paints found around our kid-friendly home.
List of Materials Needed:
Thick Card Stock Paper – green, blue, brown, white
Finger Paints – orange, yellow, white
Magic Marker – Brown
Painter’s Tape and Regular Tape
Laminating Machine – optional
Father’s Day Tool Card
I cut out the tools pictured below, free hand from my imagination. 🙂 However, if you need an outline for tools, here is a – Hammer, Saw, & Wrench Coloring Page that you can photo copy at a smaller size and use to make the tool card. Little Bee helped to decorate the tools by finger painting yellow and orange fingerprints all over them. After he was done painting the tools, I let them completely dry and then taped them onto a rectangular piece of cut out paper. I hand wrote “Happy Father’s Day” on the front of the card.
Father’s Day Neck Tie Card
The tie in the photo below, was also a quick cutout from my imagination. If you would prefer to use an outline of a tie, you can simply google “tie outline images” and pick your favorite outline for personal use. I used painter’s tape and taped the tie to Little Bee’s art table. Then he used a paintbrush with white paint to add color to the tie. I let the tie completely dry and then I gently peeled off the painter’s tape for a perfect striped tie look. I used regular tape and taped the tie to a brown piece of thick card stock paper. I added “Happy Father’s Day!” to the top of the card. The inside of the each of the cards had Little Bee’s handprints. I painted Little Bee’s hands with orange finger paints. We have done this activity many times now, so Little Bee thinks it is a fun game. I give him instructions to open his hands wide, then press straight down (I guide his hands quickly towards the white paper), and then tell him to lift his hands straight up. He loves to add a little wiggle of his fingers to the handprint once it is on the paper! The handprints don’t have to be perfect. That’s all part of the fun and Daddy or Grandpa will still love the sweet prints all the same! After the handprints have dried, I cut them out and sometimes I cut out the extra “wiggle” part. Then I tape the handprints upside down on the two inside pages of the card. I write our “Hands Down, the BEST…” saying for Daddy or Grandpa or Uncle. The card can be given to any father that is special in your life! I laminated the pages of the card together to preserve the card and allow little ones to have fun exploring their creation.
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