7 Easy Father’s Day Card Ideas For Artsy Kids

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Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a tough feat. However, what’s a better gift for dad than a handmade Father’s Day card from the little ones? Let the kids express their creativity and show their adoration for the greatest hero in their lives with these easy Father’s Day card ideas!

1. Hands down best dad ever Father’s Day card

Impress daddy with a creative handprint card! This father’s day card idea is not only easy but provides lots of room for creativity.

You will need:

  • Glitter craft paper
  • Coloured paper
  • Child safety craft scissors
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Glue
  • Markers

How to:

Get the little ones to trace the outline of their hands on the back of glitter craft paper (available on sunshine22). Then, help them cut out the handprint or let them have a go at it with a pair of children safety craft scissors (available on Happy Star) — cutting will develop your kids’ hand-eye coordination and stability. Use this chance to teach your kids some spelling by getting them to stick alphabet stickers (available on shinesensestore) to form the phrase ‘Hands down best dad ever!’ on one of the handprint cut-outs.

Cut a thick strip (6 x 20cm) of coloured paper (available on feika15.sg) and create a zigzag fold. Glue the strip between two handprint cut-outs to connect them. Have the kids write a short message for daddy on the strip and the Father’s Day card is complete!

2. Dad’s a champion trophy card

Go beyond the typical Father’s Day card ideas and help the little ones create this awesome trophy card for their champion dad!

You will need:

  • Coloured paper
  • Bottle caps
  • Bubble stickers
  • Glitter washi tape
  • Glue
  • Super glue
  • Number ‘1’ bubble sticker
  • Markers
  • Scissors

How to:

Let the kids pick out the coloured paper they want for the trophy. Fold the paper in half and cut it into the shape of a trophy, ensuring that the card stays connected by the seams. Cut two ‘C’ shapes as the trophy handles and get the kids to glue them onto the sides of the card.

Using a different coloured paper, cut out a circle (6 x 6cm) and glue a bottle cap onto the middle of the circle using super glue (available on cuteiu.sg). Paste this onto the centre of the card to form the trophy ribbon. Since dad’s such a champ, reward him with a number ‘1’ 3D bubble sticker (available on fabuloushouse.sg) on the bottle cap to let him know he’s always the best in the eyes of the kids!

Title the trophy with ‘Best Dad’ and guide the little ones on decorating the card with some glitter washi tape (available on datings.sg). All that’s left is for the kids to write a short heartfelt message and present the card to their daddy with a big hug on Father’s Day!

3. Magic scratch art father’s day card

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Racking your brain to think of some unique and fresh Father’s Day card ideas for your kids? Why not create a magic scratch card from… scratch! We assure you it’s loads of fun and easier than it seems.

You will need:

  • A4 cardboard
  • Wax candle
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint in various colours
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Toothpick
  • Fork

How to:

Let the kids go wild as they cover one side of the cardboard in acrylic paint — the more colourful the better! Avoid using black paint as it won’t show up on the final piece. Allow the acrylic paint (available on Taiwan Collection) to dry for 30 minutes. Then, rub the candle (available on FancyQube) on the cardboard to wax every inch of the card. Paint the black acrylic paint all over the cardboard and allow it to dry for 20 minutes.

Once dried, the little ones can start writing or drawing on the card using a toothpick or fork! Scratch off the black paint to reveal brilliant colours underneath that will add a whole new dimension to this Father’s Day card.

If you’re looking for a last minute Father’s Day card idea, you can simply use these pre-made magic scratch art painting paper (available on lazybone.sg) to speed things up. Dad will never know!

4. Father’s day shirt card

Fathers are especially charismatic when they don their best shirt and head out to work. This Father’s Day, make dad a different kind of shirt — one that he’ll never have to replace! As one of the easiest father’s day card ideas, this craft is perfect even for younger children.

You will need:

  • A4 Coloured paper
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to:

Begin by folding the A4 coloured paper in half to form a card. Then, cut a strip of paper (5 x 10cm) and fold both ends inwards and downwards so that their upper corners meet in the center. Now you have a collar for the shirt! Glue the collar on the top of the card.

Draw an outline for the tie, extending from between the collar down to the middle of the card. Let the kids colour it as they please with crayons and guide them on writing dad a simple and cute message inside the card. Now dad will know how much of a fashionista he is!

5. Father’s day mosaic portrait card

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This Father’s Day card idea will allow you to recycle the old stack of magazines and newspapers in your house. Get artistic with the kids by creating a mosaic portrait of dad using paper scraps! Want to get all your kids to work on the same card? This is the perfect father’s day card idea to do that!

You will need:

  • A4 cardboard
  • Old magazines
  • Old newspapers
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • A portrait photo of dad

How to:

Gather the kids and help them pick their favourite photo of dad. Using the photo as a reference, get them to sketch dad’s head, shoulders, clothes and background on the cardboard. Then, rip pages out of magazines or newspapers and tear them into small pieces. Separate the paper scraps by colour for easy reference. Here comes the fun part — kids can fill in the portrait outline with paper scraps according to the colours that match dad’s hair, skin and shirt.

For the eyes, paste two white ovals and layer them with  two circles in a shade that matches dad’s peepers. Let the glue dry for about 30 minutes. Remember to have the kids pen down their love for dad on the back of the card. Dad will definitely be delighted to receive this frame-worthy piece of art from his little angels!

6. Happy father’s day shaker card

Show dad how much he’s appreciated by the family with a novelty handmade shaker card! This fun-filled card is not only an easy crafts project but also one that’s bound to sparkle brilliantly in dad’s office!

You will need:

  • Plastic craft sheet
  • 2 A6 cardstocks
  • Scissors
  • Foam tape
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Markers

How to:

To begin, create a window frame for the shaker card. Cut the cardstock into a frame with a 3cm width. Line the back of the frame with double-sided tape and secure the plastic craft sheet (available on Flamingo.sg Jewelry) over it. Trim the plastic craft sheet so it’s the same size as the window frame. Then, line foam tapes (available on anyang999.sg) on the edge of the plastic sheet, ensuring that there’s no gap between the tapes.

Meanwhile, the kids can get creative with the other cardstock, drawing pictures or writing a short message for dad. Once that’s done, it’s time to get sparkly! Pick up a handful of chunky glitter (available on crystalstory.sg) and sequins (available on yoyoco06) for the shaker card. Pile them in the middle of the card then secure the window frame onto the cardstock with the foam tape. Shake the card about to ensure the contents don’t spill And voila! Dad will definitely be amazed at this awesome handmade Father’s Day card!

7. Rainbow pasta father’s day card

Who said you can’t get creative with food? If dad’s favourite dish is pasta, surprise him with a handmade rainbow pasta Father’s Day card by the kids! This Father’s Day card ideas that will have him grinning and his tummy growling!

You will need:

  • Raw pasta of different shapes
  • Food colouring
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Ziplock bags
  • Super glue
  • A4 Coloured paper
  • Parchment paper

How to:

Prepare a bunch of uncooked pasta in various shapes — think farfalle (available on Sapori Italiani), conchiglie, penne (available on Ayam Brand) and fusili pasta (available on Ayam Brand). Mix them up and pack them separately into different ziplock bags (available on rosegoods.sg), one colour per bag. Add a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol into each bag and seal it. Massage the bag to evenly distribute the rubbing alcohol. Then, add different food colouring to each bag, seal it again and massage the content to distribute the colour. Dry the dyed pasta on parchment paper (available on bookmarkss.sg) for a day so that the colours don’t bleed while your kids work on their cards.

To create the rainbow pasta Father’s Day card, simply fold the coloured paper into half and allow the kids to glue the pasta on the card whichever way they wish to. They can recreate dad’s face or even design a radiating mandala using the coloured pasta!

 

We hope this list of Father’s Day card ideas will bring joy to your kids and a smile on their dad’s face! Besides a cute handmade card for dad, pamper him a little more on this special day with these Father’s Day gifts! Meanwhile, if you’re running out of activities to keep your little ones occupied at home, check out our list of easy arts and crafts as well as fun indoor activities to channel their high-energy level towards.

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