Today we have a really cute free printable Father’s Day card craft (preschool and up) for you. Father’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to show appreciation for dad than with a handmade, polaroid-inspired card?
My assistant is at the age now where all of his artwork comes home with an interesting caption (“‘my family at the beach”; “me on a ferris wheel”). I decided to make this instant photo-style card where he could draw a picture and add his caption. It’s perfect for all occasions, not just Father’s Day.
How to make the Father’s Day card craft – preschool
- Free printable card template
- White cardstock or construction paper
- Crayons / colored pencils / markers
- Optional: Stickers, glitter, or any other decorations of your choice
Step 1: Print the Father’s Day card template and gather your craft supplies
Download and print the free card template. Don’t cut out or fold the card yet. It’s easier for your preschooler to work on drawing and decorating when they can hold the full size sheet.
Click here to download the printable card template
Step 2: Draw a picture of Dad
Ask your child to draw a picture of their dad inside the polaroid template. They can draw anything that they love about dad – his smile, favorite hobbies, or anything that represents their special bond.
My son drew a couple different pictures, one of them surfing together (which they don’t actually do yet, but I guess he thinks that would be fun), and one of them playing Lego Star Wars. Both of these are things that are like snapshots of of their special relationship at this age.
Step 3: Decorate the Card
Once the picture is complete, it’s time to let your preschooler’s creativity shine! Break out all the fun art supplies – colored pencils, markers, and any other decorations they desire. They can add fun details, write messages, or decorate the rest of the card to make it uniquely special for dad.
My assistant chose to leave the background blank this time and just color in the stars. He was really proud of his work!
Step 4: Cut and fold your Father’s Day card craft
Carefully cut out the card along the outer edges. You may want to use a paper cutter for this, if you have one, for a super straight edge. Fold the card base in half, ensuring a neat crease. You’re all done! If your child made this craft, I would love to see it! Let us know in the comments below.
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Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!