It’s been really hectic here recently with a newborn and Georgia, having lots of visits from friends and lots of trips out and about to keep us busy so I haven’t been able to blog much.
So with a quiet hour before tea this afternoon I decided that if we didn’t make our Father’s Day card now we might not get another chance.
I know it’s not until the 21st June and it might be a bit of a struggle trying to get Georgia to keep it hidden until then I’m really proud that I’ve actually been organised enough to do this on time (I’m usually very last minute at this sort of thing!).
This is a really simple card that has a lot of child input which I like when making cards for people with Georgia. I like to keep as hands off as possible but when working with young children there will always need to be some element of adult input such as help with the scissors or writing messages until they can do this themselves.
You will need:
- 2 different coloured pieces of card
- Pen or pencil (to draw the hand outline)
- and whatever you like to decorate it with. Georgia chose felt pens, glitter and stickers.
- Print out of the ‘Walk With Me Daddy’ poem (see below) or you could handwrite it
I let Georgia choose her materials to decorate the card as well as the colours of the card she wanted to use. First we folded a piece of card in half and drew round one of her hands keeping her thumb and forefinger to the edge of the fold. Georgia wanted to help with this part hence why the thumb looks slightly wonky.
I then cut it out making sure the thumb and the forefinger stayed on the fold so when opened out it makes a sort of heart shape. We chose this design as Georgia has been trying to make a heart using her hands recently to tell us she loves it and thinks its so clever you can this your hands.
Next she glued it on to the card and set about decorating it with stickers, drawings and glitter. I helped her to outline the heart shape and added “I” and “U” to the hands as well as writing “Happy Father’s Day” on the front.
When she was finished with the outside we started on the inside. Georgia glued in my favourite poem about dads to the card which I’ve copied below but a quick google will bring up lots more printable versions
“Walk with me daddy”
Walk alongside me, daddy
and hold my little hand.
I have so many things to learn
that I don’t yet understand.
Teach me things to keep me safe
from dangers every day.
Show me how to do my best
at home, at school, at play.
Every child needs a gentle hand
to guide them as they grow.
So walk alongside me, daddy –
We have a long way to go.
Author: Helen Bush
She then added some more drawings and stickers until she was satisfied she had finished. Of course she wanted to show her Dad as soon as he came home from work so I had to show her on our calendar that we had to keep it secret for a few more weeks.
If you’re looking for more inspiration for card and gift ideas for Father’s Day then why not check out our Father’s Day Pintrest Board. Have you made any simple cards with your kids? I would love to see them.