Since my son was born almost 2 years ago, I’ve made handprint or footprint cards for loved ones on every holiday. My sister makes jokes that I don’t have to buy a greeting card ever again.
Of course that’s not entirely true; I’ve yet to make a Mother’s Day card for my mom with my own footprint. For babies and toddlers, on the other hand, there’s no better way to show how much they care than with a handmade card. For older kids, this DIY Father’s Day Space Ship Footprint Card is a fun way to use their imagination while expressing their love for Dad.
DIY Father’s Day Space Ship Footprint Card Supplies Needed:
- Yellow, White, Black, Red, and 2 Shades of Blue Crayola Washable Craft Paint (Amazon or Target)
- Paint Brushes
- White Craft Paper (Target)
- Black Sharpie
- 2 Paper plates
- Wet paper towel and dry paper towel
DIY Father’s Day Space Ship Footprint Card Directions:
Drop a dollop of dark blue craft paint onto the paper plate. Then dip baby’s (or toddler’s) foot into the paint, making sure the entire bottom of the foot is coated. Next, press baby’s foot onto the blank piece of paper. Quickly wipe the bottom of baby’s foot and dry (this is where having your pre-wet paper towel comes in handy)! You can also run them to sink if you’re close.
*Let your print dry for an hour or so and then move onto the next step.
Using your Sharpie, draw the space ship nose, wings, and engine flame. Trace one of the paint container lids to make the moon.
Color in the space ship nose, wings, engine flame, and moon using paint or Crayola markers. Add stars all around with a fine tip brush.
Using your Sharpie, write your love note at the top. I wrote Daddy- I Love You to the Moon & Back. On the bottom I wrote Happy Father’s Day. Don’t forget to write your child’s name and the year somewhere on the card. If they’re old enough to write, have them write out the note and their name to make the card a little extra special!
I’d love to see how your cards turned out. Take a picture and share in the comments below.
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