Do you ever have a hard time coming up with something cute to put on the inside of cards? I do! These are six ideas I’ve used for Father’s Day cards.
Blue Mountain has these great coloring pages for Dad that you can print and color. These six other ideas are our favorite quick and kid-friendly ways to personalize your Father’s Day cards.
- Stickers – let the kids go nuts with stickers! To make this easier for little fingers, and minimize frustration caused by torn stickers, sometimes I will take the stickers off the page first, and lightly place them on the table for the kids to pick up.
- #1 Dad, Hands Down! Trace your child’s hand, or cover it in ink or paint and stamp one or both hands turned down. Then just write your hands down message!
- Photos – A sure-fire winner! Put a picture inside the card. I love how on Blue Mountain‘s website one of the features is to include a photograph in the card before you print it or send it.
- Fingerprint creatures. I love, love, love all things using handprints and fingerprints! They are so uniquely that child, and We like to make bees for card messages – for Father’s Day we’ve done “You make us buzz with joy” “You’re the best dad there could ever BEE” and “I’m so happy to BEE your child!” To make the bees, just use an inkpad, have your child stamp one finger, and then use a marker to draw lines, a smiley face, and wings. (At least, that’s how I like my bees!)
- About Dad. Add a line from the child about their dad. It can be fill in the blank. Something like “Daddy makes me smile when he….” or “My favorite thing to do with Dad is…”
- Add a joke – here are a few of our favorites to insert:
Q: What’s brown and sticky?
A: A stick!
Q: What’s the largest ant in the world?
A: An elephant!
Q: What do you call a sleeping bull?
A: A bull-dozer!
You could also combine more than one of these ideas:
Blue Mountain members can print out any of the customizable Father’s Day cards. So you could print them out and then add on to it! Right now Blue Mountain is offering a free 7 day trial membership, and then you can choose to pay a fee to be a monthly member ($3.99), yearly ($19.99), or buy a 2 year membership ($29.99).
For more ideas for Father’s Day, check out my Pinterest board!