Val’s Crafty Corner: Painted Father’s Day Card

June 15, 2012 at 6:00 am 5 comments

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador
This crafty Father’s Day gift idea combining art and creative play is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen.

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

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

Kids Can Make a Keepsake Card for Dad this Father's Day

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.

Kids Can Make a Keepsake Card for Dad this Father's Day

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.

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

Kids Can Make a Keepsake Card for Dad this Father's Day

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

Kids Can Make a Keepsake Card for Dad this Father's Day

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!

Kids Can Make a Keepsake Card for Dad this Father's Day

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

Kids Can Make a Keepsake Card for Dad this Father's Day

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


Valerie Deneen: Blog Ambassador for Melissa & Doug from InnerChildFun.comValerie 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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