We’ve left it a bit to the last minute this year, but yesterday we made some Father’s Day cards, so I thought we’d share what we did and how we did it! Admittedly, this is probably more of an adult-led activity than child-led, but if you’re looking for a quick and easy dinosaur-themed Father’s Day craft, then look no further than this handprint dinosaur!
Start by cutting out some dinosaur shapes from coloured card. A simple stegosaurus-without-the-spines shape works well for this.
Next, select an A4 piece of card, of a contrasting colour to your dinosaur. Fold it in half to make an A5 card. Position it landscape, then stick on your dinosaur shape, towards the bottom middle of the card.
Now the fun begins! Paint your child’s fingers (not their whole hand) and make a series of hand prints along the back of the dinosaur. It’s up to you (or your child, depending on their age) how many prints you want to do.
I just did a couple with B, who is 14 months, but M (three) wanted to do more, so I let her get on with it!
Once you’ve finished making the hand prints, leave your cards somewhere safe to dry thoroughly.
Once the paint is fully dry, write a message above your hand print dinosaurs. If you can incorporate some form of dinosaur-related pun, even better!
That’s it! All that’s left to do now is write a lovely note inside, letting Daddy know how much you love him.
If you’re looking for more Father’s Day craft ideas, check out this footprint Father’s Day card.
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