Handprint Monster Hug Cards for Father’s Day

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The 31 Days of Dad series continues as I invite JulieCurtin14 to share a super fun Handprint Monster Hug Card for Father’s Day!!

Let’s Make our Monster Handprint Craft!

We love Making Cards for Dad and these Handprint Cards are perfect for toddlers and as a Preschooler Father’s Day Craft and for older kids too!! The child’s hand simply gets bigger.. making it a BIGGER HUG!

Love the art techniques used and the cheerful colours!!! Though these handprint monsters were made initially as Father’s Day Hugs.. they would make a cute Halloween Craft too!

Hands up for a Handprint Monster Hug on Fathers Day

Handprint Monster Hug Cards – Materials needed:

  • Paper/ construction paper
  • Cardstock
  • Paints
  • Pens
  • Hands (!)
  • Googly eyes
  • Anything else to make prints and patterns with e.g. squeeshees, bubble wrap, shaving foam
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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.

Or

…scrape it

…splash it

…bubble print it

…shaving foam marble it!

Monster Handprints
Such gorgeously colorful handprints – they make perfect Monster Hands!

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:

If you enjoued this Handprint Monsters Craft, why not check out more Julie’s craft ideas and give her a follow on Instagram?

More amazing Father’s Day Ideas for Preschoolers – lots of great craft ideas for you to check out!

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