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Father’s Day always sneaks up on me. I’m not really sure why. It might have to do with the fact that summer vacation is more on the mind than Father’s Day. We are focused on lazy afternoons at the pool and taking summer trips than celebrating Dad.
But celebrating Dad is really important. Especially to the kids. So, letting Father’s Day slip my mind isn’t an option. Instead, I am planning early this year. Really early. So early that I’ve decided to make our Father’s Day cards now instead of waiting until June.
One of my goals for Father’s Day every year is having the kids create something for Dad. From baby footprints in a heart shape for my little’s first Father’s Day card to a handprint golf green with a photo golf ball last year, we love to get creative with making these important memories.
This year the kids wanted to tell Dad that he was Number 1 in the world. This made me think about him standing on the top of the world. Which is how this Father’s Day card design came about.
When making their Father’s Day cards, I usually try to make it as “them” as possible. Somewhere on the card there needs to be handprints, fingerprints, recent photos and an exhibition of their drawing/coloring skills. He still cherishes this “You Rock” colored print and rock frame.
This year’s Father’s Day card was no different.
The Father’s Day card features a blank globe with a pennant flag on the top for #1. The kids used blue and green ink to decorate the globe with their fingerprints.
If you aren’t the crafty type, no worries. You can skip the fingerprints and just have your child color inside the globe. Dad will be just as impressed.
Here’s how you can make your own #1 in the World Father’s Day Card.
You Will Need:
Free Printable Father’s Day Card – Black and White Card or Colored Card
Blue and Green Inkpad (I love this one from Melissa and Doug. It has six colors – including blue and green – and the ink is washable, which makes it good for little fingers that like to get messy.) (affiliate)
Medium White Cardstock (affiliate)
Scoring Board and Bone Folder (affiliate)
1. Print your free printable Father’s Day card on medium white cardstock. If you need some tips with how to print your card, check out our printing guide here.
After you print the card, cut it out.
2. Use your bone folder and make a score line down the middle of the card so you can fold in half. If you prefer a flat card, then you can cut the card in half instead and write on the back of it.
3. Using blue ink, fingerprint the oceans onto the globe. You can add your fingerprints keeping in mind the Earth’s land/water patterns or just fingerprint randomly.
4. Add the land onto the globe using green ink. We used different fingers for the different colored inks to give the card more depth. Have your child get creative with their design and mix up the fingerprints any way they like.
5. Color in the “#1 Dad in the World”. They can also write Dad a note inside the card. If your child is too young to write their own note, have them tell you their ideas and you can transcribe the note for them.
We’ve created many different Father’s Day cards over the years. When I decorate for Father’s Day, I love to display the kids’ past creations. It’s so much fun seeing how much the kids have grown over the years.
If you are looking for some other Father’s Day ideas, another one of my favorite Father’s Day card creations was this free printable Father’s Day coupon card. Dad loved trading in his coupons for special treats like extra sleep and a lunch date.
You can also top your Father’s Day packages with these free printable Father’s Day tie tags. Or even host a Father’s Day donuts breakfast in bed. This was a really fun celebration that the kids helped organize. They love being a part of our family’s party planning adventures.
And if you’re looking for another creative way to tell Dad how much you love him, check out these All About My Dad Printable cards and bookmarks in our shop. It’s amazing the cute things that kids say about their Dads!
Father’s Day is such a special time to show Dad how much you love him. Whether you make a card, give a gift or do something special for him, he will know how appreciated he is.
Most importantly – try to get it done early. This way you won’t have my issue and forget about Father’s Day because you got caught up in summer time fun.