Your child has the best Dad –¬†Hands-down, right?

Hello everyone!

Father’s Day is around the corner! Many dads will tell you all they want for the day is to sleep in, relax on the couch and watch the game and enjoy their favourite meal.

While this may be true (it is in my house!), to make the day special and capture a moment in time make a handprint Father’s Day DIY card to surprise dad!

This craft activity is fun with just enough messiness to get kids excited! Stamping painted hands on paper, a bit of cutting and glueing, and then add a special message to tell him how much you love him.

Your child’s small handprint with a heartfelt message may bring a small tear to dad’s eyes and make this the best Father’s Day ever!

There are several different ways to make this art special for dad:

  • You can make both hand-prints of your child
  • If you have 2 or 3 kids, make one hand-print from each child
  • Or one print of your hand and your child’s hand

Need some inspiration for your special message? Try these:

Hands down you are the best dad in the whole, wide world

This is to remind you
When I grow so tall,
That once I was quite little
And my hands were very small

You just need some art paper, paint, paintbrush and a hand or two!

So let’s get started!

Let’s make your Father’s Day card!

Start to finish time: 45 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes / Painting and dry time: 30 minutes / Cut, pasted and finish card: 10 minutes

What you need:

  • Painting paper
  • Colour construction paper
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Marker or crayons
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Step 1: Take out your supplies

  • Prepare your work area
  • Lay down some newspaper and have a damp cloth handy for easy clean-up!
  • Take out your paint
  • What are dad’s favourite colours?
  • You may have to mix some paint to get it just right!
ActivityBox DIY Father's Day Card Handprint Supplies

Step 2: Paint your child’s hand

  • Decide if you will use one colour or paint each finger differently
  • Use a brush to cover each finger and palm completely
ActivityBox DIY Father's Day Card Painting Hands
ActivityBox DIY Father's Day Card Painted Hands

Step 3: Stamp handprint on paper

  • Put the hand down on the art paper and gently, but firmly, press down on each finger and the top of the hand so you get a good image on the paper
  • Set aside to dry
ActivityBox DIY Father's Day Card Handprint Pressing Down

Step 4: Cut out the handprints

  • After the paint has dried, cut out each hand print
  • First, roughly cut around the outside of the whole hand
  • Then you can cut around each finger and thumb
ActivityBox DIY Father's Day Card Handprint Cutout hand
ActivityBox DIY Father's Day Card Handprint Cut out fingers

Step 5: Finish your card

  • Position the handprints leaving room to write your message
  • When you’re happy, apply glue stick to the back and stick them on your card
  • Use a marker or crayon to write your special message to Dad!
ActivityBox DIY Father's Day Card Handprint Final

I hope you and your child enjoyed this Father’ Day card DIY!

If you enjoy doing art and craft activities at home with your child why not try out ActivityBox for a month or two with a monthly subscription!

We provide you easy to follow instructions and all the materials you need each month based on a new theme your child will love.

Happy crafting!

~ Miss Julie