Crafting with Kids: Father's Day

June 19, 2015

This Sunday is Father's Day, a day for celebrating dads, grandpas, and other influential men!

Here at the Main Library, we are celebrating dads by offering a Make & Take craft Saturday from 1 to 4 PM in the Children's Department. If you can't make it in to craft one of these awesome gifts for Dad, we are going to share them with you so you can make them at home!

For our Make & Take, we picked three crafts to choose from: a Superhero Dad card, an accordion Father's Day card, and a craft stick photo frame.

To make the superhero dad card, trace your hand onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out. Then draw a picture of your dad on another piece of paper. attach your hand print to the card so it looks like Dad is wearing a superhero cape. Add a message and you're all done!

The accordion Father's Day card also uses your hand print. For this craft, trace your hand and cut two copies. Then cut out a strip of paper, fold it accordion style, and glue one end to each of your paper hands. You can write a message on the hands and the strip inside.

Craft stick photo frames are extremely easy to make. All you need is four or more craft sticks, glue, and a photo. Glue four craft sticks together to form a square like the frame on the left above. To make a double-thick frame, glue two sticks together on each side like the frame on the right above. Glue a photo on the back so that the printed side shows through the frame. You may also add a magnet to the back and turn it into a photo for the refrigerator.

For more Father's Day craft ideas, check out Enchanted Learning's site. You can also print off a Father's Day coloring sheet to color for Dad. And finally, for more fun with Dad, try this Father's Day mad libs or a Father's Day worksheet.





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