With Fathers Day just around the corner we knew we had to make some crafts for our wonderful Daddy! Rory’s dad, Jon, is wonderful and I hope he knows how much he means to us. Today we made a special card for our daddy, using (of course) Rory’s beautiful hands!
Fathers Day Accordion Card
For this project all you need is paper, crayons and glue- It is SO easy!
We first colored all over, on a large piece of paper. We cut the paper a few inches tall, around 3 inches to be exact, and as long as Rory’s arm length. We wrote on it “I love you this much,” but you can write anything you want on it!
Next, on a new piece of paper, we traced over Rory’s hands and cut them out. We then colored Rory’s fingernails, discussing colors (currently Rory just likes red and blue, but with continued positive reinforcement, I know she will get it!). I had to cut out extra hands because Rory liked to give them high-fives.
We then glued the right end of the arm length paper to her cut out right hand. Then we glued the hand to the middle of right side of the card.
I folded the arm length paper accordion style and glued the left hand to the left side of the “i love you this much” paper.
Now when you open up the card there is a nice arm length hug for daddy!
Happy Fathers Day!
Hand made cards are a special treat. Take a look at some of the other hand made card ideas from the Quirky Mommas:
- Writing Activities for Kids – Make your own birthday cards and have your child write the note inside and the address on the envelope.
- Home Made Card from a Collage – Make a card from a colorful collage
- DIY Post Office Play Kit – Create this post office play kit to give your kids purposeful play experiences and build important cognitive connections.