A BIG Hug: DIY Father’s Day Card

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consultingfor Elmer’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. DIY Fathers Day Card

While I was away on a business trip my daughter went to stay with her grandparents. Because of scheduling conflicts she ended up being away for 6 whole days. I knew that when she got home she was going to need some special one on one time with mommy. To be honest I needed that time with her too. Craft projects are one of our favorite special mother-daughter activities. From creating diy finger paints, to crafting special cards and pictures for family members we pass many afternoons creating.

With fathers day just around the corner we decided to make dad a card. My daughter and I are similar in that we can not keep presents or cards until the actual delivery date. So we start making daddy gifts ahead of time so we can surprise him all month long. I found today’s project at Busy Bee Kids Crafts.

A Big DIY Father’s Day Hug Card

DIY Fathers Day Card

Material List:

If you kids can’t yet use safety scissors they will need an adults help. The template has 1 boys hair cut, 3 girls hair styles, 1 head and 1 shirt. Maddilyn hasn’t mastered safety scissors yet so I pre cut out everything for her. Begin by cutting out the template and then trace them onto the construction paper and cut those out.

DIY Fathers Day Card


You will also need to trace and cut out two handprints.

DIY Fathers Day Card

While you cut out the hand prints have your child decorate the shirt with markers for an added personal touch. They can also add eyes, nose and lips to the face.

DIY Fathers Day Card After all your pieces are cut  it’s time to assemble the card. Begin by folding a piece of 8.5×11 construction paper in half so it’s 8.5 x 5.5 (ie short ways) and then cut it. Begin by gluing the head to the top of card so that the next and head are above it. Then glue on the hair. Next glue on the shirt, leaving a 1/2 strip of each sleeve unglued to apply the hands underneath.

DIY Fathers Day Card

Once your card is all glued together it should look like this.
DIY Fathers Day Card  Then you will fold down head and fold in each of the hands. Fold the card in half and add a message to the outside of the card.

DIY Fathers Day Card

Finally, deliver the card with an real big hug!

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