Homemade Father’s Day cards are totally the way to go. Not only are they a fantastic idea for little kids who want to do something to show they love their dad. They are also pretty awesome for mom, who is the secret quarterback of all gift giving and card shopping.
We gave my husband this Rocket Ship Father’s Day card that has the best saying ever on the inside. He LOVED it – and the kids were really proud that it now sits on his desk.
Every time he mentions that someone asked about the rocket sitting on his desk, they just beam!
Homemade Father’s Day Cards
We started crafting Homemade Father’s Day cards a couple of years ago when mom (that’s me!) did not do a very good job of card shopping ahead of time. Then everyone got sick and we couldn’t get out to find one.
Though I did not plan on winning Mom-of-the-Year with our homemade cards, the response was the opposite of what I expected. Both my husband and both grandfathers were over the moon that the kids had taken the time to make homemade cards for them!
Yep, I did that… it was totally my idea all along… haha!
We’ve been making homemade Father’s Day Cards ever since. I also have the kids help plan what they want to do to celebrate Father’s Day. It makes them and their dad feel pretty special that I am not really managing the day — it is really about them. (Please tell me I am not the only mom who planned stuff and gave the kids credit??!)
How to Make a Father’s Day Card Craft with your Kids
My girls are 6, 8, and 19… So the oldest is a wonderful help with the younger kids. But it is still important to me that we don’t over complicate the process for my younger kids.
You’ll only need a few basic supplies for your homemade card. And you will need the template that you can download from our Premium Kid’s Crafts section. No worries – the templates are totally free. You just need the password and you can log in and get all of the templates for this site!
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Once you have the template, all you need are to collect supplies:
and a pencil.
Then you can follow the step-by-step DIY Instructions for your Father’s Day Cards in the images below! Don’t forget to print out the how-to instructions at the bottom of this post. I find that the printed instructions are really helpful for me but the step-by-step images are perfect for my young kids.
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Tell dad how special he is in this adorable shirt Father's Day card!
- Construction or scrapbooking paper
- Printable Template
Select paper for the card and different colored papers for the shirt and heart pattern. Trace the template patterns on the selected papers and cut them out neatly. The template includes 4 patterns; shirt (the big square), collar (the rectangle), tie and heart.
Attach the rectangle along the top side of the square shape (on the small extra square on the side of the big square). This way both sides of the rectangle part will remain free and will be easy to fold.
Stick the tie right along the middle of the shirt cut out, vertically.
Hold the top corner of any open side of the rectangle and fold it towards the middle point of the rectangle’s bottom side.
Do the same for the other open side of the rectangle. You can keep the collar free or apply glue, as you want.
Prepare the card and stick the paper shirt on the card, in any position you want. I’m gluing it on the bottom side of the card.
Now grab the heart and stick it on the card as well.
Want to add more details? How about adding some stripes on the tie or writing a sweet message on the heart.
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