Friday, June 8, 2012

Hand Print Father's Day Card

Make Father's Day Handprint Cards!


Today, I'm so happy to share the match to the Female version, of the handprint person!  Use your the same hand, but this time hold those fingers close together when making the tracing. Add a necktie or a collar

Supplies:
Heavy card of white card stock with matching envelope
Craft paper
pencil
scissors
glue
Paint (we used watercolor but, any paint will work. If fact, you could use markers or crayon, too)
Google Eyes
Fabric Scraps
Markers

How to make:
- To make this Handprint Card, we traced our youngest son's hand with his fingers held tightly together onto craft paper.
- We cut out handprint. 
- Decorated the handprint and attached to card:

To make our version: 
Our son:
- Painted the finger tops of his handprint brown
- Cut out white paper circles for eyes with green paint
- Added paper fringes for the lashes. 
- Drew the nose and mouth with markers. 
- We glued this hand head onto the card
-  Cut two slits at the base of the neck and slid the ribbon through the slits
(Mommy helped by tying a half-Windsor)
- Grayson finished his card with a message and a greeting. We can't wait to surprise Dad!

For a more casual version: 
- Cut fabric pieces for collar. We used an old pinstripe shirt and drew the neck line and buttons. 
- We used googly eyes and painted on all other facial features. 

I'd love to see what you do with this tutorial. Have fun personalizing these yourself. For inspiration, look at the female version for details, too

9 comments:

  1. This is SO clever! What a perfect Father's Day Card! I featured this at TGIF this week - http://www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/06/tgif-linky-party-34.html - Thanks for linking up & I look forward to seeing you again this week!
    Beth =)

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  2. What a neat idea! I've added this to my list of cute "hand" crafts. :)

    I've posted a link at: http://www.auntannie.com/FathersDay/SimpleCards

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    1. I'm afraid we're just returning from a rather un-plugged Summer vacation. I'm just seeing these. Lovely. Thank you!

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  3. my son's name is Grayson :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing. It's a great name!

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  4. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your handprint project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/fathers-day-handprint-card/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'd love to see what your readers do!

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  5. This is a great idea. Thanks a lot

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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Thank you!