I am notorious for forgetting Father’s Day, two years in a row while teaching preschool I quickly grabbed art supplies during pick up time and through together cards for dads! This one isn’t quite so rushed but it is easy!
- Gather your materials. You will need two pieces of some sturdy paper or 2 blank cards, some crayons, a marker, glue and a heart paper punch. Oh and your child’s hand!
- Have your child color one piece of paper/ one card. I am using crayons because that is what I have on hand but you can decorate it how you see fit. If you are going to do something like paint do step number 5 before this one.
- Trace your child’s hand
- Cut out, if you want you can add sparkles, or other decorations too!
- Using a paper punch punch a heart out of the middle of the card. If you don’t have a pper punch, you can draw a heart and carefully cut it out.
- Glue the cut out hand to the inside of the card , so when it’s closed the heart is filled with the hand .
- Add your message and you are done!
Giving Dad a book that he can share with your little one is a great gift, here are 3 you might want to check out!
” The 10 Best Things About My Dad” by Christine Loomis didn’t leave much of an impression with me until I hit #8, which says ” When I am sad he hugs me close . He never says “Don’t cry”. That page won me over, and made this book stand out for me. I love that it’s promoting sensitivity in both the dad and little boy! I think anything that shows such care is worth a look.
“My Daddy and Me” by Amy E. Skalansky is a simple cute book with a repetitive text, and illustrations of various daddy and child pairs. There isn’t much to this book but it still left me with a happy feeling reading it and my son enjoyed it too.