Alternative Crafts for Kids to Celebrate A Father Figure

As Father’s Day is coming up, we wanted to share with you some ideas of simple cards that your child could make to support a loved one or father figure in their life. We know that Father’s Day can be a difficult period for looked after children, so we have compiled some non-specific designs that could be used to give to anyone they choose, to show their appreciation. We hope that you will use some of the materials we sent you a few months ago in your craft kit boxes!

Ages 0-5 (Ladybirds)

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Here is the first super easy card for your little one to make! All you need is:

  • White paper/card
  • Paint (any colour you prefer)
  • Your carers shoe or foot
  • Paintbrush

Step 1: The carer will need to either dip some paint onto an old shoe, or use their foot if they prefer, and step onto the paper/card. Wait for this to dry.

Step 2: Once the paper has dried, the child can do the same. Then they can write a message if they want to, either for a father figure in their life, or someone that they appreciate.

Once the paper has dried you are done!

Ages 6-12 (Trees)

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You will need:

  • Either an actual plain frame or 4 lollypop sticks that you can use to create the frame
  • White card
  • PVA Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pens and pencils
  • A photo of you (and your siblings if you have any)

Step 1: Find a photo of yourself that you like (or a photo with your siblings if you have any). This will be the photo that will go inside the frame.

Step 2: Draw a nice picture on some white card and colour in with pens and pencils. Once this is done, cut up the drawing into different shapes, like in the image above.

Step 3: If you are using an actual frame, then you can stick the shapes straight onto the frame with glue. PVA glue will be best for this. If you are using lollypop sticks, you will need to position them in the shape of a square and stick each edge together. (Each edge will overlap the other) Wait for this to dry before then sticking on the shapes.

Once everything is dry you are done!

Ages 13+ (Apps)

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All you need is:

  • Cardboard from an old cereal box
  • Needle
  • Thread/wool in different colours
  • A pin
  • A pencil
  • Ruler

Step 1: Once you’ve eaten all of your cereal, instead of throwing away the box, cut it down to roughly 5 inches by 7 inches.

Step 2: Draw a picture onto the back of the cardboard. A simple design is better, as it won’t take as long or be as complicated when stitching all the wool together. Your design could be a rainbow, a car, sunshine or an animal.

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Step 3: Use the pin to punch holes into the cardboard. A quarter of an inch should be close enough.

Step 4: Thread your wool onto your needle and start sewing from the back of the cardboard (the back is the part that has the cereal design on). Tie a knot at the other end of the wool/string when you are done.

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