I’m not gonna lie, these Father’s Day cards took me ages to cut out, especially as I had to cut out 6 in total. I’m pleased I stuck with it though as I love the way these 3D Father’s Day Cards turned out.
Last year we found a great ‘DAD’ template that we used to make these Finger Painted Father’s Day cards so this year I’ve used it again but this time to create a 3D effect.
The template is available from The Educator’s Spin On It where they used them to create these lovely Father’s Day Craft. The template was a little on the small side so when I traced around it onto the card I made it slightly bigger so there was a larger surface area to decorate.
You will need:
- Pens / crayons / pencils
- Glitter (optional)
- Scraps of material, paper, tissue paper, sprinkles etc.
- ‘DAD’ tempate
The great thing about a collage craft is you can add whatever materials you have to hand and the children are then free to create their own masterpieces. I thought they’d just want to glue and stick but they actually added a lot of their own marks with the felt pens as well and the glitter glue pens were a big hit.
Once I had finally finished cutting out all the templates I set out the materials, remembered to write their name on the back so I could remember which was which and let them create.
This is a lovely easy craft that all ages can join in with and these cards were created by 2 – 3 year olds with my school children yet to make theirs.
They spent so long making these and showed such great concentration by placing small bits of material and little stickers onto their cards and finishing them off with pens and, of course, what craft is complete without a sprinkling of glitter?
I initially placed a piece of paper underneath the template but it started to get stuck to the paper so we gave up and I placed it straight on the table which also prevented them from just trying to decorate the paper instead of the actual card itself.
Here are 4 out of 6 of our finished Father’s Day cards, I love how individual they all are. Once dry we turned them over so they could make some marks on the back, older children could write their own names and a message to Dad.
I then folded each letter so the cards stands up by itself when placed on a flat surface and we then talked about who the cards were for and what colours they had chosen to put on them.
Have you made your Father’s Day cards this year? I’m always looking for new inspiration so would love to see your ideas.