With Father’s Day fast approaching this Sunday the Little Tots enjoyed making these finger painted Father’s Day card this morning and I’m really impressed with the way they turned out. I wanted something that had little input from me so although I had to set it up for them the artwork is all their own.

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How to make these Finger Painted Father’s Day Cards

1. Firstly I printed out this free ‘Dad‘ printable from The Educators Spin on it, cut it out and stuck it very lightly with a glue stick to a piece of white paper.Finger painted father's day card

2. Next, I let the Little Tots use the finger paints to cover as much as the paper as they could. They didn’t actually need any encouragement to make sure every edge was covered but for this to look really effective make sure your little ones completely cover.

Finger painted father's day card

Finger painted father's day card

Finger painting is so much more fun than using paint brushes and the Little Tots loved the sensory element of exploring the texture of the paint and watching how the colours changed as they mixed them with their fingers.

Finger painted father's day card

Finger painted father's day card

3. Whilst still wet I carefully peeled off the ‘DAD’ cut out which came off no problem and left to dry before mounting onto a piece of coloured card that they had already chosen.

Finger painted father's day card

I then left them to scribble their own messages inside and placed them safely out the way until Sunday.

I was kindly given this lovely set of 6 finger paints from Baker Ross which were perfect for this craft. The paint is a lot thicker consistency than normal paint making it easier for little hands to create with and each tub is HUGE making £11.99 for 6 of them a bargain as I think it’s going to take me years to get through these.  For these cards, I left out the white and black as I wanted them to be really bright

Finger painted father's day card

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