The 31 Days of Dad series continues as I invite JulieCurtin14 to share a super fun Handprint Monster Hug Card for Father’s Day!!
Hands up for a Handprint Monster Hug on Fathers Day
Handprint Monster Hug Cards – Materials needed:
- Hands (!)
- Googly eyes
- Anything else to make prints and patterns with e.g. squeeshees, bubble wrap, shaving foam
How to make your Handprint Monster Hug Cards for Dad
I love kiddie painted hand prints… and cards made with them. Such a fun thing to keep year after year and see how much they’ve grown.
Make your arty paper
A simple way to team up some of that art work painted paper stash with prints made with their own hands. If you have no stash, then just let them loose with the vibrant paints or paint sticks & a sheet of paper.
…bubble print it
…shaving foam marble it!
Just don’t forget to make a few handprints while they are at it!
Turn your paper into Monsters
Draw & cut out a simple monster shape, I’m sure your kiddies could come up with a more authentic monster than I could. Let their imaginations flow!
Add some face details with cut cardboard tubes and bottle tops… and don’t forget a googly eye or two.
Or three, or four, or five!
Stick on some handprints and your monster is all ready to attach to a card.
Use a little folded piece of cardboard behind the monster to attach it…and it will quite happily bounce away!
Finish with a little hand written note inside and you’re done!
They also make great homemade party invites if you ever need a Monster of a party!
Thank you Maggy for inviting me on board 31 Days of Dad. I can’t wait to see all the other ideas yet to be shared this month. Go follow that hashtag and @redtedart to make sure you don’t miss any, and make a special homemade something for Father’s Day!
More ideas from Julie over on Instagram:
Hungry Caterpillar Pom Pom (seriously adorable)
Super duper cute and tactile TP Roll Penguin Craft
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