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How to Make Printable Father's Day Cards and Gifts for Father's Day

 

"I Love You Berry Much" Printable Father's Day Card Craft

This card not only looks adorable, but it smells like real blueberries as well! Children of all ages will savor this fun craft!

 

How to Make the "Love You Berry Much" Blueberry Card Craft:

1. Print out the card pattern or write the words, "I love you berry, berry, berry, berry, berry much! on a piece of card stock leaving enough room between the words to fit the blueberry fingerprint figures.

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2. Color the plant leaves with a green highlighter marker and then use the tip of one of your fingers to stamp the blueberries on the card.

3. Use a black fine-tipped marker to draw eyes, legs, and arms on the blueberries to give them character.

(You can also make this for Mother's Day.)

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"Dad, You're Out of This World" Paper Plate UFO Craft

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What you will need:

9-inch Paper Plates

Printer Paper

Scissors

Glue

Water Color Paint

Colored PencilsSequins

 

How to Make the Father's Day UFO Craft:

1. Print out the patterns and cut them out. If you aren't a member, you can draw the picture and write the words yourself.

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2. Fold the paper plate in half and use the "cutting pattern" to cut a hole in the paper plate. Trace around the pattern. Cut out the shape from the paper plate by first cutting a slit through the folded edge of the paper plate and then opening the plate to cut the rest out. Fold back the flap you cut in the paper plate.

If you want to save time, you don't have to cut a hole in the paper plate. You can just glue the top of the UFO pattern to the folded paper plate instead.

3. Paint or color the paper plate and color the picture of the alien.

4. When the paint is dry glue the edges of the paper plate together. Glue the alien picture and the words to the paper plate UFO.

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"Dad, You're Out of This World" Paper Plate UFO Craft

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What you will need:

9-inch Paper Plates

Printer Paper

Scissors

Sequins

Glue

Water Color Paint

Colored Pencils

Pom poms, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners for the alien

 

How to Make the Father's Day UFO Craft:

1. Print out the patterns and cut them out. If you aren't a member. you can just write the words on the paper plate instead of gluing the pattern on.

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2. Fold the paper plate in half. Cut around half the inside circle of the paper plate leaving the folded edge connected. Fold up the part you cut out to make the top of the UFO.

If you want to save time, you don't have to cut a hole in the paper plate. You can just glue the top of the UFO pattern to the folded paper plate instead.

3. Paint or color the paper plate UFO.

4. When the paint is dry glue the edges of the paper plate together. Glue the saying pattern onto the folded up flap, and decorate the UFO with sequins.

5. To finish make an alien out of pom poms and pipe cleaners and place it in the UFO.

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"Dad, I Would Roll out the Red Carpet for You Any Day" Folding Craft Stick Card Father's Day Craft for Kids

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To make this unique father's day card craft sticks are taped together so that the craft sticks can be folded out to form a canvas "red carpet" and folded up to form a compact stack of sticks.

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg

Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape.

*You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch

Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, red acrylic paint

Glitter glue

Red Ribbon - 1/4"

Glue Gun

 

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, long ways, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

Folding Craft Stick Diagram

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Paint the sticks red leaving the tips of the craft sticks unpainted. When the acrylic paint is dry use a black marker to write the words.

8. Use glitter glue to outline the "red carpet."

9. Glue a ribbon on the top of the row of craft sticks.

Watch a video on how to make the folding craft stick canvas.

 

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"Things I Love About You" Father's Day Folding Craft Stick Card

Show Dad how much you love him this Father's Day with this fun Folding-Craft Stick Card. Parents can help young children write things they love about dad after they paint or color the folding craft stick canvas. You can find directions for this craft on www.daniellesplace.com

 

The craft sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the stack they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks.

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg

Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch

Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, crayons, or colored pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because they smear.)

Ribbon

 

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Draw out your design on the craft stick canvas with a pencil. If you make a mistake, you can erase it. When you are happy with your design paint it with the acrylic paint. When the acrylic paint is dry use a black marker to outline your shapes and write the words.

8. Glue a ribbon on the top of the row of craft sticks.

View a video on Youtube showing how to make this craft.

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"Dad, You're Beary Special!" Father's Day Card Craft for Kids

Remove the little bear from the father bear's arm and the words "Dad, You're Beary Special!" are revealed. Print out the pattern onto brown card stock and all you have to do is color the ears pink and cut out the patterns.

Dad, You're Beary Speical Card Craft for Children www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Scissors

Colored pencils

Glue

 

How to Make the "Dad, You're Beary Special!" Father's Day Card Craft:

1. Patterns for this craft are available to members only. If you aren't a member, draw a big bear and a small bear that will fit in the arm of the big bear on to card stock.

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Other patterns available to members: "You're Beary Special", and "Mom, You're Beary Special"

2. Cut out bears.

3. Cut around the arm of the big bear so that the little bear can be inserted under the big bear's arm.

2. Write "Dad, You're Beary Special!" on the stomach of the big bear so that it isn't visible when the little bear is in the big bear's arms.

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"Dad, You're Pawsitively Grrreat!" Father's Day Picture Frame

Dad, You're Pawsitively Grrreat! Picture Frame Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Scissors

Glue

A photograph of your mom or dad and you.

 

How to make the Pawsitively Purrfect Picture Frame:

1. Patterns for this craft are available to members only. If you aren't a member, use a computer program to make a frame shape and print it out onto card stock. Cut out the frame, and the center of the frame.

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Print out the Paw Print Patterns onto different colors of card stock and cat pattern onto a cat colored paper (available to members only), cut them out, and glue them to the frame. If you aren't a member you can use clip art or draw the paw prints and cat onto the frame.

You can also buy a cheap frame from a Dollar Store, glue the pictures onto the frame, and write the saying on the frame with a permanent marker.

3. Draw a picture for your mom and place it in the frame, or use a picture of yourself and your mom.

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"Dad, You Brighten up My Life" Father's Day Card Craft for Kids

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What you will need: Card stock, yellow paper cup, glue, scissors, and markers.

How to Make a Sunshine Father's Day Card:

1. Cut the rim off the cup.

2. Mark one inch from the bottom of the cup all the way around.

3. Cut slits about 1/2" apart all the way down to the 1" mark.

4. Fold down the rays to make the sun.

5. Glue the sun to a piece of paper.

6. Write the words "Dad, you brighten up my life!" on the paper.

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"Dad, I Love You to Pieces" Father's Day Card

Love You to Pieces Father's Day Puzzle Craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Large puzzle pieces from a child's puzzle. You can also buy blank puzzle pieces at craft stores

Acrylic paint in different colors

Permanent Markers

 

How to Make a "Dad, I Love You to Pieces" Father's Card Made with Puzzle Pieces:

1. Turn your puzzle pieces over and paint at least two coats of acrylic paint on each piece.

2. Write "Dad, I Love You to Pieces" on a piece of card stock.

3. Glue the puzzle pieces on the paper with the saying and then write things on the puzzle pieces that make your Dad special such as "You are patient, kind, gentle, listen to me, etc."

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"Dad, You have All the Right Tools to Make a Great Dad!" Father's Day Card For Kids

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What you will need: Paper, colored pencils, markers or crayons.

The inside of the card says,
You're level-headed.
You're as sharp as a tack.
You make sure I measure up.
You hold me tight when I am scared.
You straighten me out when I do something wrong.
And you're just a little bit nutty!"
Written by Carolyn Warvel

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Free "Dad, I'm Nuts About You!" Father's Day Card Craft

Father's Day Card "I'm Nuts About You" Card Craft for Father's Day www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Colored Computer Paper

Black Construction Paper

Peanut-colored Construction Paper

Scissors

Glue

 

How to Make This Printable Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the Peanut Patterns onto peanut-colored construction paper and cut them out. (Printing Problems?)

2. Glue a colorful piece of paper to a black piece of construction paper.

3. Glue the arms and legs onto the peanut man and glue it onto the colorful paper.

4. Write "Dad, I'm nuts about you!" or something similar on the picture and then glue the small peanuts around the outside of the picture.

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"Dad, Make No Bones About it, You're Top Dog!"

Father's Day Card Craft - No bones About it www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Paper

Colored pencils

Markers or crayons

Glue

 

How to Make a "Dad, Make No Bones About it, You're Top Dog!" Card Craft for Kids:

1. Draw a picture of a dog with a bone in it's mouth as shown in the picture. If you would like the ears to flop down, draw the ears straight up so that when you cut them out you can bend them down as shown in the picture. Patterns for this craft are available to members only.

2. Cut out the dog, fold down the ears, and glue it to another piece of paper or card stock.

3. Write "Dad, there's no bones about it, you're Top Dog!" on the bottom of the card.

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Note: This card uses two idioms. An idiom is an expression or phrase whose meaning cannot be deduced from the literal definitions, but refers instead to a figurative meaning that is known only through common use: "No bones about it" - no doubt, and "Top Dog" - the best. Also the "Big Cheese" card and the "Apple of my eye" card below, use idioms. You can use these cards to introduce idioms to your children.

 

"Dad, You're the Apple of My Eye.  I Love You to the Core!" Father's Day Card Craft of Kids www.daniellesplace.com

"Dad, You're the Apple of My Eye. I Love You to the Core!" Card

 

What you will need:

Markers

Paper, an apple cut in half

Red and green paint

 

How to Make a "Dad, You're the Apple of My Eye. I Love You to the Core!" Card for Father's Day:

1. Fold a piece of white paper in half to make a card. At the bottom of the page write, "Dad, you're the apple of my eye. I love you to the core!" A Pattern for this card is available to members.

2. Cut the apple in half lengthwise. Squirt some red paint onto a paper plate. Use the apple as a rubber stamp. Rub the apple around in the paint until the cut side is covered with paint. Then stamp the apple onto the front of the card.

3. Use your finger tip to make a worm, and paint a stem and leaves on the top of the apple. Let the paint dry then use a marker to add eyes, legs, and antennae to the worm.

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Cookie Filled with Love Craft for Father's Day www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Cupcake Wrappers

8" x 8" Piece of Tissue Paper

Ribbon

Printer Paper

Hole punch

Ingredients to Make Cookies

 

How to make a "Cookie Filled with Love" Father's Day Craft:

1. Print out the "Cookie Filled with Love Poem" Pattern onto pink paper (Available to members only) or print it out on a heart shape. *Note - You must include the author of the poem if you are copying the poem.

Cookie Filled With Love Written by Carolyn Warvel

Dad, I made this special cookie just for you.
It’s to thank you for all you do.
I Added lots of sugar because you’re so sweet.
You deserve this delicious treat.
A little bit of vanilla because you add flavor to my days.
I can’t even begin to count the ways.
A teaspoon of cinnamon to spice up the dough.
Because you always pick me up when I feel low.
I’ve also added some things you cannot see,
But they’re important, I’m sure you’ll agree:
A cup of love and some great big hugs
But let’s hope there aren’t any bugs!

2. Make your favorite oatmeal cookies or other cookies that includes vanilla and cinnamon. Don't forget to throw in some love and hugs!

3. When the cookies are cool place one in a cup cake wrapper and place it in the middle of the piece of tissue paper. Bring up the sides of the tissue paper and tie with a ribbon.

4. Punch a hole in the heart-shaped poem and string the ribbon through the hole and tie it in a bow.

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"Dad, You'll Always be Top Dog with Me!"

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You lift me up when I am down.
You take time to listen to me,
Even when I don't have anything to say.
You teach me new things.
You make me feel special.
You carry me when I can't carry myself.
You let me help even when I'm not very helpful.

This card is available in color or in black and white. Print out the Pattern and glue it to a piece of construction paper. (Available to members only.)

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Free "You're Grrreat" Father's Day Card for Kids to Make

Father's Day Card Craft - Dad, You're Grrrr-eat!" - from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Scissors

Crayons

Typing paper

Textured paper or construction paper

 

How to Make a "You're Grrreat" Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the Bear Pattern and the bear's Clothes Pattern. (Printing Problems?)

2. Color the bear and cut out the clothes patterns. Use the clothes patterns as a template to trace onto textured paper. Cut out the clothes and glue them onto the bear.

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Free "Big Cheese" Father's Day Card Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Yellow construction paper

Crayons

Yarn for tail and whiskers

Tape and glue

Marker

Pink or red fun foam hearts

 

How to Make a "Big Cheese" Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the Pattern or draw a large egg shape on a piece of card stock. Cut out the pattern. Fold down the top of the egg shape to make the mouse's face. Cut out ears and feet shapes and glue them to the mouse. Printing Problems?)

2. Cut yarn for the whiskers and the tail and tape them to the back of the mouse so that they can be seen from the front. Glue a pink fun foam heart on for the nose or cut a nose shape from construction paper.

3. Cut a cheese shape from yellow construction paper and draw on little circles for the holes. Write "Dad, you're the Big Cheese" on the piece of cheese and stick it in the mouse's mouth. Tape it to the mouse so it doesn't fall out.

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Free "Dad, My Love for you Keeps Growing!" Dog Card

expanding dog card picture

What you will need:

Colored Pencils

Scissors

 

How to Make a"Dad, My Love for you Goes On and On!" Dog Card Craft:

1. Print out the Pattern and cut the cards out. (Printing Problems?)

2. Color the dogs and fold them as shown.

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"Dad Rocks" Paper Weight Craft

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What you will need

Small rounded river stones, (I found some at Wal-Mart by the house plants)

A Large Flat River Rock

Acorn Cap

Liquid Chalk Markers

Tacky Glue or Super Glue

Tiny Googly Eyes

 

How to Make a "Dad Rocks" Paper Weight for Father's Day

1. Find small oval-shaped river rocks of different sizes to represent your family. Use a big rock for Dad, a little bit smaller one for Mom, and then smaller rocks to represent each person in your family.

2. Wash the rocks and let them dry. Glue the rocks to a large flat river rock with super glue. (This should be done by adults.)

3. Write "Dad, You Rock!" on the large rock with liquid chalk markers.

4. Glue tiny goggly eyes on each rock, and add an acorn cap to the father rock for a hat.

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Free Words Pencil Holder Craft for Dad

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What you will need:

Old magazines

Colored Paper

Tacky Glue

Construction Paper

Empty Tin Can

 

How to Make a Can Pencil Holder for Dad:

1. Make sure your can is clean and there are no sharp edges.

2. Cut out words from magazines describing your dad or use the Free Printable Words Pattern. Print the pattern out onto different colors of paper and cut around the words.

3. Glue the words to the can.

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"A Wiggle and A Giggle, I Love You so Much I Just Have to Giggle! "Father's Day Card

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The little bear on this card wiggles back and forth.

What you will need:

Card stock

Crayons

Scissors

Tape

How to Make a "A Wiggle and A Giggle, I Love You so Much I Just Have to Giggle! "Father's Day Card

1. Print out the Pattern for the Bears, cut them out and color them. Cut out the curly cue looking thing on the solid lines to make a snake.

2. Print out the Card Patterns and cut them apart. Tape the bears to the center of the card. Tape the outside end of the snake to the card and the inside end to the back of the bear. This will allow the bear to wiggle back and forth when the card is picked up.

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"I Can Help My Dad" Printable Book and "Litter Critter" Activity for Father's Day

I Can Help My Dad Printable  Book for Father's Day

I can help my dad build a dog house.
I can help my dad dig.
I can help my dad pack.
I can help my dad at the store.
I can help my dad pick berries.
I can help my dad build things.
I can help my dad plant a tree.
I can help my dad with the camp fire.
I can help my dad fish.
I can help my dad feel good!"I Can Help My Dad" Printable Book

What to do:

1. Print out the Book and assemble the pages. (Available to members only.)

2. Read "Just Helping My Dad" by Mercer Mayer (See link above.) You should be able to find this book in your local library. After reading the book ask your child if he or she noticed that in every picture there are little critters. Go through the book, page by page, and help your child find the spider, mouse, and any other little critters on each page.

3. Help your child read the "I Can Help My Dad" printable book and then suggest that he or she draw in little critters like Mercer Mayer's "Little Critter" books. (above)

4. Visit the Little Critter Web Site to find out more about Mercer Mayer, download apps, print out coloring pages, read interactive books, download songs, and much more.

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Free "I Love You a Bunch!" Father's Day Card Craft

Father's Day Craft - Dad I Love you a bunch!" from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock

Purple Dotters or ink pad, or purple paint

Markers

 

How to Make a "I Love You a Bunch!" Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the Grape Leaf Pattern and cut apart. Use dotters to make the round grapes. If you don't have dotters, you can use your fingers and dip them in paint or an ink pad. You could also use a carrot that has the top cut off to dip in the paint or a round sponge to make the grape shapes. (Printing Problems?)

2. Draw little faces on each grape to finish.

3. If children use their fingerprints, they can write, "Thumbbody loves you."

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