Handprint Father’s Day Card

8 June 2012

Make Handprint Father’s Day Cards


Handprint Father’s Day Card top the list of classics for a reason.  Who doesn’t love a their child’s handprint but, I wanted to create a small change up. By tracing and cutting these Handprint Father’s Day Cards, the kids can create a piece of art and rethink the traditional print. Handprint Father’s Day Cards are cute enough to frame and I promise smiles of engagement as the kids make these! Come along below to see the full tutorial to make  Handprint Father’s Day Cards today. 

Use your the same hand, but this time hold those fingers close together when making the tracing. Add a necktie or a collar02

Handprint Father’s Day Cards 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 Handprint Father’s Day Cards
  • – 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!
More ideas: 
  • – 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.

More Father’s Day HERE: 10 things to make for DAD

Father's Day Round Up Art copy

Make a matching Female Handprint, too.  Full Tutorial here. 

Thank you for joining me. I hope that you take away a little inspiration, imagination and a small little bit of Sweden, too! If you use this tutorial, I would love to see what you do with it. Share your willowday projects with me on Instagram and  Facebook.  Willowday Wishes Instagram –  Facebook – Pinterest