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 paint dry for an hour or so and then move onto the next step.
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Using your Sharpie, draw the space ship nose, wings, and engine flame. Trace one of the paint container lids to make the moon.
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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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Check out my other DIY baby projects including this DIY Valentine’s Day Footprint Card, DIY Wooden Growth Chart, DIY WubbaNub Nipple Replacement, DIY Wooden Growth Chart.
Looking for DIY home projects? Check out my DIY Coffee & Tea Bar, DIY Easter Centerpiece, DIY Easter Egg Bunnies, DIY Soy Candles, Simple Non-Toxic Household Cleaners, and 10 Personal Care Uses for Baking Soda.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.
Oh how cute is this!! <3
Thanks for checking it out!
Ladonna Maxwell Dennis says
I love this idea! I have never thought of using a footprint to make a rocket ship. My Dad always loved getting homemade cards from us kids when we were little.
This is such a cute idea. BTW LOVE your blog wallpaper!
Thanks to both!!
Cori @ Sweet Coralice says
This post made me nostalgic. When my kids were younger, crafting and homemade cards/gifts were our go-to’s. Completely adorable 💕
They’re so much fun! More for me because my little one is to young to really understand 🙂
Aww this is such a cute idea! Great Father’s day gift too! Perfect timing!
Thanks! I love making hand and footprints cards for everyone in my family.
Taylor Kirk says
Ohhhhhhhhh!! I love this!!!!! this is so great!!!!