DIY Cards For Father’s Day
Finding a suitable father’s day craft has not been easy. It had to appeal to Miss 7, who’s a bit of a perfectionist and likes things a little more complex. And it also had to look fun and interesting to Miss 14 months if I was going to have any chance of holding her attention for longer than 20 seconds.
In the end we came up with something, an activity that still involved plenty of coloured paints and stickers without the need for major action with the scissors. Miss 14months loves scissors and if we didn’t remove the scissors to high places, you could find her at any given time roaming about the house just casually toting a pair or scissors and chatting away. Of course that in itself isn’t that risky, but who knows what could happen. These toddlers are mighty unpredictable.
The dad loves all things photography, and is often capturing some of the most magical moments in his children’s lives. Some of the photos now framed on the walls of the house are absolutely amazing, and adds to the family vibe. So we decided to make a cute little diy card for Dad. With a fitting little photography theme of course!
How To Make A Father’s Day DIY Card
White Card Stock
Coloured Paints & Paintbrushes
^to rinse the paintbrushes
Glitter, Sequins or other decorations
^or other marker pen for writing
^or use a stencil if drawing is not your thing
1. Gather together everything you’ll need and clear a space. Make sure you lay down some plastic sheeting or butcher’s paper to protect furniture from the toddler wielding the paint brush!
2. From the card stock, cut your card to size. Note: we actually used a basic manilla folder as we’d used all the card stock making the DIY Book Parade Costume! Also, make sure you’re careful with the scissors and don’t let the toddler get their hands on them.
3. Paint the card any colours your like, then if using a stencil of camera drawings to glue onto the card, paint or colour those as well. Once dry, you can glue the camera photo onto the cover of the diy card.
4. On the inside of the card (the right side of the page if you’ve got it open like a book), draw or paint a large rectangle in the middle of the card. This will be your photo frame for the kids to put their photos or message in for dad so that it’s “framed”. Just like daddy does with his photos on the wall!
5. Using calligraphy markers, like these Micador markers that we love using in our diy craft projects, write your Happy Father’s Day message to Dad on the inside left-side of the card.
6. If like us, you love glitter and sparkles, then now is the time to paste clear-dry pva glue all over your card and sprinkle with glitter. The more the merrier – dad needs sparkle in his life too!
7. Leave everything to dry and set aside in a safe spot until Father’s Day morning.
8. Lastly, don’t forget to clean up all of your craft things and put them away.
Deliver with breakfast in bed and big cuddle on Father’s Day morning!
What are you doing for Father’s Day this year? Are you going to do a craft with the kids?