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#1 Dad — An Easy Father’s Day Card for Kids

2012-06-15 by Valerie Deneen

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Happy Father’s Day to all the hardworking dads!   -Val

Here is a super simple Father’s Day keepsake gift idea that even the littlest crafters can make–a hand painted Father's Day card! They are quick and easy to make. The trick is to use masking tape!

Painted Father's Day Card

To make a hand-painted card of your own, fold a sheet of watercolor paper in half, then arrange masking tape on top. We chose to make ours say #1. I also taped down the entire card to keep it in place while my daughter was painting.

Painted Father's Day Card

Next, put on some play clothes (or an art smock) and add finger paints! We love our Melissa & Doug Finger Paint Set! The colors are vibrant and the paint is the perfect consistency.

Painted Father's Day Card

Encourage your child to cover the entire card front with paint. It is so much FUN!!

Painted Father's Day Card

We are not afraid to get messy in this house! Thankfully, the paint washes right off of the kiddos.

Painted Father's Day Card

Next, allow the card to dry completely. This can take awhile, depending on how enthusiastically your child loves to paint.

Once it is completely dry, carefully peel off the masking tape for an exciting reveal!

Painted Father's Day Card

You can outline your child’s design with a marker, if desired.

Painted Father's Day Card

Write a short message from your child on the inside of the card, then give to Dad on Father’s Day!

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Valerie Deneen

Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.

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