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.
- Big Hug Card Template
- Colored construction paper
- Colored markers
- Glue (Since I am crafting with my toddler, I prefer Elmer’s new Natural’s line of products)
The free big hug card template from Busy Bee Crafts has 1 boys hair cut, 3 girls hair styles, 1 head and 1 shirt.
If your kids can’t yet use safety scissors, they will need an adult’s help. 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 your desired color construction papers and then cut those out.
You will also need to trace and cut out two handprints.
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.
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.
Glue the head to the top of card so that the neck and head are above the top edge.
Then glue on the hair.
Next, glue on the shirt, leaving a 1/2 strip of each sleeve unglued so you can apply the hands underneath.
Once your card is all glued together, it should look like this.
Then you will fold down head and fold in each of the hands into the card.
Fold the card in half (from left to right) and add a message to Dad on the outside of the card.
Finally, deliver the card to dad on Father’s Day with a real big hug!