Father’s Day is one of the most important dates on the calendar. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate your father and the important relationship that you have with him.
Homemade cards are a wonderful way of personalizing your father’s day. Not to mention, this allows you to get stuck into a fun craft!
So if you want to make your own father’s day card, continue reading!
How To Make Father’s Day Cards
1. Choose Your Design
Before you get to the making of the card, you must first decide how you want it to look. After all, father’s day cards can come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Sites like Pinterest and Instagram are brilliant sources of inspiration. However, to help you get inspired, I’ve highlighted some of the best designs:
- Hand-themed card: Handprints always feel personalized. Handprints are particularly great for young kids, as they are super simple to make.
- Shirt and tie card: Dads are often associated with shirts and ties. This card brilliantly uses this theme to create a fun craft. Feel free to experiment with different colors and patterns.
- Melon card: If you love puns, this melon-themed card is a great choice. Not to mention, the melon is adorable!
- Adjective card: This design is a great way to tell your dad how you feel about him.
- Dinosaur card: Does your dad love dinosaurs? If so, this card is sure to impress him. I also appreciate the “dino-mite” pun.
- Nail card: If your father is something of a handyman, you may want to opt for this nail-themed card.
- Best dad in the world card: Have you got the best dad in the world? This is the perfect card for him!
These cards are certain to fill you with inspiration. They also provide handy templates that will help you to construct the card.
Essentially, this card can have any design you design. Ideally, this design will be relevant to your father in some way. For instance, it could feature your father’s favorite food or animal.
Of course, it’s important to consider the complexity of the design. Some of these design inspirations are quite difficult. Therefore, novice crafters may not be able to make them.
If you are helping a young child make a card, it may be best to follow a simple design.
2. Gather The Equipment
Next, you can start acquiring whatever equipment you need. This will depend on the design. More complicated designs will require more equipment than simplistic father’s day cards.
In general, DIY cards will require the following items:
- Construction paper
Meanwhile, you might need these tools if you have selected a more intricate design:
- Paint and paintbrushes
- Felt-tip pens
- Googly eyes
- Wooden lolly sticks
Fortunately, most people will already have access to these tools. This is particularly true if you regularly get stuck into crafts (see also “How To Make A Leprechaun Trap“).
This equipment is also fairly inexpensive, so it shouldn’t cost too much if you need to buy any new tools. These items can all be purchased from craft stores.
3. Make The Card
Now, you can begin making the card. The method that you use will differ depending on the design you have chosen.
This design will need to appear on the front of the card. It’s important to bear in mind that crafting can get quite messy. If you’re a parent, you likely already know this!
If you have chosen to use paint, be prepared to get messy. To isolate the mess as possible, you should cover any surfaces. To protect clothing, you may want to wear an apron.
If you are helping a young child to make this card, you may need to do parts of this craft yourself (see also “Sleepover Craft Party (What You Will Need)“). This includes cutting. Young children should not be allowed to use scissors unattended.
4. Write On The Inside
Once you’ve finished making your card, you can write something on the inside. Whatever you write is completely up to you. This is another way in which you can personalize the card.
You may want to write a heartfelt message. On the other hand, you may wish to go for something a little funnier. This may depend on what type of relationship you have with your father.
Remember to address the card to your father and sign it off with your name.
5. Seal It In An Envelope
To complete this method, you simply need to put the card in an envelope and seal it. Then, write “father”, “dad”, or whatever other name you use to refer to this parent on the front of the envelope.
If you want to send this father’s day card through the mail, you will also need to include the address. Plus, you will need a stamp to ensure that he receives the card.
Once you’ve done that, your father’s day card is finished!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Make For Father’s Day?
Homemade crafts are a great way of expressing your love.
If you want to make something for father’s day, you might want to utilize the following craft ideas:
These DIY father’s day gifts are great for people who don’t want to spend a fortune. Moreover, they’re ideal for craft enthusiasts.
What Should You Write On A Father’s Day Card?
Preferably, a father’s day card should contain a personalized message. Yet, it can be tricky to think of what to write.
If you are struggling, you may want to write something along the lines of “Dear Dad. Happy Father’s Day!”
Of course, this may seem a little generic. To customize the card, you may wish to share a memory you have of your father.
Alternatively, you may wish to thank your dad for all the things he has done throughout your life.
Whatever the case, your message should be sincere.
If you love crafts, you’re going to enjoy making a father’s day card. This is a really fun technique that lets you get creative with your design. Plus, this is a great way for adults to bond with children.
When your father receives his personalized card, he’s sure to be impressed!