10 Awesome Father’s Day Cards Your Kids Can Make

June 15, 2020 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Arts & Crafts

Parents have been real superheroes during this entire period of time so they’ve earned themselves a pat on the back. But on Sunday, June 21st, we’re specifically expressing our gratitude and love to all the incredible dads out there on Father’s Day – and here are 10 awesome Father’s Day cards that your kids can easily make at home

1. Monster Handprint Father's Day Card

Your little monsters will have a fun time making this super cute handprint card for their dad!

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

Coloured card stock
Googly eyes
Pom poms
Black marker
Glue

–STEP 1–

Fold your cardstock in half

–STEP 2–

Trace your child’s handprint with the wrist portion over your folded cardstock

–STEP 3–

Cut out the handprint and be sure to round the top part of the card when cutting out

–STEP 4–

Once you have your handprint cut out, place your googley eyes on the card. Use the marker to draw on a mouth and add teeth by cutting small white triangles out of paper.

–STEP 5–

Write your message inside

2. DIY Best Dad Award Ribbon

Image: easypeasyandfun.com

Cute little craft that you can make with your littles for their number 1 dad!

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

2 sheets of red paper (or any other colour)
Yellow paper
Black marker
Scissors
Glue

–STEP 1–

Start by folding a sheet of paper in half (along the longer side)

This way the center will be marked. Now cut along the middle to get two long strips of paper.

–STEP 2–

Start folding the sheet of paper (the strip) making accordion folds all the way till the end. Do the same with the other strip of paper.

–STEP 3–

Push the “accordion” together (close it). Fold it in half. Glue together on one side. This will make the paper look like a fan.

–STEP 4–

At the bottom of the fan, the last two or three accordion folds will still be able to be stretched out. We don’t want that, so apply a small amount of glue at the centre to glue them together.

Repeat these steps with the other strip of paper.

–STEP 5–

Now you have two fans and you need to glue them together. Hold them together for a while for the glue to set.

–STEP 6–

Cut a circle out of yellow paper. It needs to be smaller than the award ribbon rosette.

Write what the award is for e.g. “Best Dad Award”.

–STEP 7–

Add glue at the back of the yellow circle and press it on to the rosette. Allow the glue to set.

–STEP 8–

Cut two ribbons out of red paper. Glue them on the back of the award ribbon rosette.

3. Bow Tie Pasta Father's Day Card

Image: kentheartstrings.com

Use some of your cupboard pasta for something really nice for dad!

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

Bow tie (farfalle) pasta
Cardboard or thick cardstock
Acrylic paint
Paintbrush
Glue gun
Black marker

–STEP 1–

Dip the entire bow tie pasta into paint. Wait for it to dry and then decorate it with a paintbrush.

–STEP 2–

Secure the finished bow ties onto your cardboard with a glue gun.

–STEP 3–

Write your message with the black marker.

4. Hands Down Best Dad Ever Father's Day Card

Image: catchmyparty.com

A cute and messy way to create a fun card for dad this year!

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

White paper (or cardstock)
Acrylic paint
Paintbrush
Black marker

–STEP 1–

Place your paper on the table

–STEP 2–

Dip the brush into your chosen colour paint and paint both of your child’s palms.

–STEP 3–

Let your child press their painted palms onto the center of the paper.

–STEP 4–

With the black marker, write “HANDS DOWN” above the handprint and “BEST DAD EVER” below.

–STEP 5–

Let the paint dry.

You can even frame your child’s artwork if you like.

5. Father Bobble Head Card

Image: thepinterestedparent.com

Impress dad this year with a special project that the kids can make. This Father’s Day bobblehead is both cute and silly and is sure to create some smiles and maybe bring out a few giggles too.

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

Paper cup
Construction paper
Acrylic paint
Markers
Picture of dad
Pipe cleaner
Low Temp glue gun
White glue
Tape
Toothpick or wooden skewer

–STEP 1–

Paint a paper cup in the colour of your choice. The cup will be dad’s pants.

–STEP 2–

Let the paint dry and then use a skewer or toothpick to poke a hole in the center of the cup. Adults may have to do this step to avoid injury.

–STEP 3–

Curl a pipe cleaner around your finger. Keep each end of the pipe cleaner straight.

–STEP 4–

Stick one end of the pipe cleaner into the hole in the cup. Curl the pipe cleaner end into a ball on the inside of the cup. Squeeze a generous amount of hot glue into the bottom of the cup around the balled up pipe cleaner. Set the cup aside to dry.

–STEP 5–

Find a photo or print out a photo of dad where he is looking at the camera and some neck is showing. The head should be about the size of the small end of the cup. Cut around the head and neck and leave a little of the body so that you have a little extra surface to glue to. Put a piece of construction paper under the head and draw out a shirt around the head and then cut it out.

–STEP 6–

Choose dad’s favourite colour or design his shirt to look like his favourite shirt.

Glue the shirt under his head. Cut two hands out of a flesh toned piece of construction paper.

–STEP 7–

Flip dad over and then flip the cup on its side over it. Use a piece of tape to tape the straight edge of the pipe cleaner to the back of the body and head.

–STEP 8–

Cut an upside down “V”-shape out of the bottom of the cup.

–STEP 9–

Cut two long oval shapes out of the construction paper colour of your choice. These will be for the shoes. Fold one end on both of the shoes and put a dab of glue on the folded end. Press each shoe into the cup on the edge of the “V” and then fold the shoe so that it is flat with the cup when it is set down.

–STEP 10–

Once the shoes are on, dad is ready to go. Give him a gentle shake and watch him go. Bobble, bobble, bobble!

6. Tie-Shaped Bookmark

Image: buggyandbuddy.com

These homemade bookmarks are made using a tear art technique with newspaper- perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners. A cute, practical Father’s Day gift that can be used as an alternative card too!

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

Cardstock (or poster board)
Old newspaper
Scissors
Liquid glue
Paintbrush
Free Tie Template

–STEP 1–

Print out the free tie template. You can print it out directly onto cardstock from your printer or use the tie shape as a tracer on your poster board.

–STEP 2–

Cut out a tie shape from your cardstock.

–STEP 3–

Tear up bits of newspaper. (It’s fun to grab bits from different sections of the paper like the comics, crossword puzzles, sports page etc. so you get a variety of interesting graphics and texts.)

–STEP 4–

Use your paintbrush to paint liquid glue onto your cardstock tie. Place a piece of torn newspaper onto the glue. Continue doing this until your entire tie bookmark is covered with newspaper. (Don’t worry about the edges hanging over.)

–STEP 5–

Paint a final layer of glue over the entire bookmark.

–STEP 6–

Let your bookmark dry completely.

–STEP 7–

Trim off the extra newspaper hanging over the edge.

–STEP 8–

You can leave your finished bookmark just as it is or even add a greeting with black marker for dad.

7. Footprint Rocket Card

Image: thebestideasforkids.com

Tell your dad how much you love him; to the moon and back to be precise, with this fun foot-print craft. Perfect for Father’s Day!

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

Large white cardstock – you’ll want to make sure you get a paper size big enough to fit the footprint but also the wording. Also keep in mind the framing size if you want to frame it.
Red cardstock
Small red pom poms
Light blue paint
Gold glitter foam paper
Gold glitter stars
Black Sharpie
Glue

–STEP 1–

First make sure your white cardstock is big enough to fit the footprint and the rocket top and flame.

–STEP 2–

Put your paint on a paper plate. Press the foot into the paint and stamp on a few pieces of paper. You may have to do a few tries before you find one that looks good.

If you get a footprint you like but it’s missing a bit of paint on the inside just use a paint brush to fill in the missing areas.

–STEP 3–

Cut out 3 triangles for your rocket. For the sides of the rocket, trace a triangle shape and then use that to trace a second one so it is the same size. Glue to your paper.

–STEP 4–

Add your 3 small pom poms on top of your footprint.

–STEP 5–

Cut out a flame for the bottom of the rocket using your glitter foam paper. You can simply draw on the back of the paper what you want it to look like and then cut it out.

Also cut out your stars and glue to your paper or place glitter foam star stickers down.

–STEP 6–

Write your message on your paper. Try “Love you to the moon and back” or “You’re out of this world, Dad!”

8. Father’s Day Thumbprint Craft

Image: adabofgluewilldo.com

Tell your dad just how much you l0ve him using letters and your little one’s finger tips.

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

I Love Dad letters
White Construction Paper
Coloured Cardstock
Scissors
Painters Tape
Paint – you could use dad’s favourite colours

–STEP 1–

Write out “I Love Dad” and cut them out. Alternatively, you can print onto white cardstock and trace the template onto coloured construction paper.

–STEP 2–

Get the paint ready for the kids to use by putting it out onto a plate or something the can press their thumb onto.

It also helps to get the tape ready by rolling it into pieces, ready to use to stick the letters and heart down. For this craft, they will need many small, rolled, pieces of tape. Masking tape (painters tape) works best for this.

–STEP 3–

Choose a colour that you think Dad will like, and begin making thumbprints all around the edges of the letters and heart. Be sure to fill in the gaps with more thumbprints.

–STEP 4–

Continue making thumbprints around each letter, and then begin making more and more away from the letters, scattering them around the page.

–STEP 5–

Next, you can use another colour of paint and make more thumbprints all around the rest of the page. When you get to the corners, it helps to hold the paper down so it doesn’t lift while you make your prints.

–STEP 6–

After the letters and heart are outlined with thumbprints and there are prints all around the paper, let the paint dry.
After the paint dries, slowly pull up each letter and the heart to reveal your art!

9. You're The Best Pop Card

Image: iheartartsncrafts.com

Nothing is cuter than a fun pun, especially when you’re kid is the one making them. This fun and easy craft is perfect for dad on father’s day!

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

Black, White, Pink & Red Craft Foam Sheets
School Glue
Scissors
White Poster Board or Cardstock
Pencil or Marker
Paint Brush
Yellow Paint
Cotton Balls

–STEP 1–

Begin by downloading and printing the popcorn bucket template.

–STEP 2–

Cut your template out. Then trace the popcorn bucket template onto the red craft foam and cut out.

–STEP 3–

Glue your popcorn bucket onto white poster board or cardstock.

–STEP 4–

Cut thin lines out of the white craft foam and glue onto the red popcorn bucket.

–STEP 5–

Cut out a black smile and rosy pink cheeks and glue onto your popcorn bucket’s face. Don’t forget the googley eyes!

–STEP 6–

Glue cotton balls onto your card above the popcorn bucket.

–STEP 7–

Paint your cotton balls yellow. You’ll have to put the paint on pretty thick to coat them. Allow to dry completely.

–STEP 8–

Add your message with a marker or print your words and glue onto your card.

10. My Dad Rocks Card

Image: nontoygifts.com

Something as simple as rocks can make your dad’s day this father’s day.

–WHAT YOU’LL NEED–

White cardstock
Scissors
Rocks (preferably rounded ones)
Markers or craft paint
Glue

–STEP 1–

Start by gathering your rocks and arranging them in the shape of a person. You will need eight rocks: two big round ones (one for the head and one for the body), four long and thin rocks (two for the legs and two for the arms) and two small ones for the shoes.

–STEP 2–

Use markers or paint to colour the rocks

–STEP 3–

Draw some Father’s Day frames on white cardstock (see image)

–STEP 4–

Glue the rocks onto the cardstock

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