June 8, 2013 - 00:00 — Anonymous

Father's Day (June 16th) is rapidly approaching, but there is still time for your child to make something to mark the occasion.  Help your preschool or young elementary school-aged child make a Father's Day card!  Children often make such crafts in school, so sometimes Dad misses out as school has already ended by the time his special day rolls around.

 Materials you will need:

2 sheets of 9"x12" construction paper in two different colors

1 sheet of plain white 8-1/2"x11" paper



crayons or markers

1. Fold one sheet of construction paper in half to make a card.

2. Trim a little off the white paper on each side.  Fold it in half and place inside the construction paper card.  Glue it in.

3. Have your child trace his or her hand on the other sheet of construction paper.

4. Cut it out and glue it to the front of the card.

5. On the inside of the card, have your child draw a picture of his or her dad or the whole family.

6. Write a Father's Day message in the card and have your child sign it.  Make sure to note the year somewhere on the card.

Father's Day Card           Father's Day card   

7. Add additional decoration as desired.


Remember to have your child do as much by themselves as they are capable of.

Looking for more craft ideas?  Check out the craft section of the Children's Department at the Naperville Public Library, found in the nonfiction area under the call number J 745.5.



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