DIY Cards for Dad! 6 ways to get your kids involved in making a fun card for Father's Day

Father's Day is June 21st

Father's Day always sneaks up on us. This year, save time and maintain social distancing by making one of these fun DIY cards with the kids!

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
  1. The Footprint Card

There are tons of fun cards you can make with just a litte construction paper, paint, and a bare foot! Check out these cute ideas:

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”

2. Popsicle Sticks "10 Reasons I Love YOU" Card

Get some popsicle sticks (or collect the sticks from dessert over a few days!), a glue stick, some string or twine, and colorful markers! Make this as a card that rolls up with the popsicle sticks stacking on top of each other, or use it as a sign that dad can hang up in the garage or his office.

3. Dad "Rocks"

Is paper too boring for your creative ambition? Find a smooth stone in the yard, cover it in paint, wait for it to dry, then write a sweet message for dad like "My Dad, My Rock" or "My Dad Rocks!" on it.

4. Father's Day Shirt Card

No time to get dad a new shirt this year? Don't sweat it, just make him one instead! Follow this easy tutorial to make a handmade Father' Day shirt card with a pasta bowtie and real buttons.

"Any man can be a Father it takes someone special to be a Dad."

5. Papa Bear Card

Kids love this easy craft that uses a teddy bear template to create a colorful Father's Day card. Check out the step-by-step instructions and have your kids add their own creative twist to their Papa Bear cards!

6. The Splatter Art Card!

Need to let your kids expend some physical and creative energy? Look no further than the DIY splatter art card! You can do this on a smaller scale on some construction paper or you can go all out and get a larger canvas that you can then hang up and display. If you're going big, get out a tarp and place the canvas on it. Use duct tape to carve out words like "Dad" "Father" or "I <3 Daddy".

Pour some non-toxic paint into different bowls or buckets. Let the kids go wild - they can use hands, brushes, or footprints to decorate the canvas. Once it is dry, simply remove the duct tape to reveal the message amid the color!

"No other love in the world is like the love of a father"
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Created with images by Volodymyr Hryshchenko - "Home, love, family, still life concept. felt-tip pen lying on a paper with children's drawing family. Selective focus, copy space background" • Gift Habeshaw - "untitled image" • Jed Owen - "untitled image" • Kelly Sikkema - "Father holding his baby boy with matching haircut" • Derek Thomson - "Father Daughter Love" • Crema Joe - "Father and son planting a tree" • Kelly Sikkema - "Walking through the orchards" • Heike Mintel - "untitled image" • Kelli McClintock - "untitled image" • Derek Owens - "First time fishing with a baby" • Caleb Jones - "Sparkler for you" • Olivia Bauso - "Dad throwing daughter in the air. Kid having fun on the beach"