I am so excited to share my simple Father’s Day crafting solution today: easy DIY stickers!
With Father’s Day fast approaching, I began to rack my brain trying to think of something my kids could make and give to their dad (because handmade gifts are the best, right?). The problem is that most crafts are a little too advanced for my kids at this point. My oldest is only 4. Most painting or gluing projects just turn into one gigantic mess. Not really gift-worthy.
But, one thing my kids do understand very well are stickers. I mean really, who doesn’t love stickers? The kids love pealing off the backs and decorating cards (or anything really) with stickers.
And then I had an idea. What if I made some unique, yet simple, DIY stickers specifically for Father’s Day and let the kids use those stickers to make a card for their dad! The finished cards would have some handmade charm…but not be one big glob of paint.
With just 2 sticker shapes–the shield and the letter “D”–my kids made some super cards for their SUPER dad!
Want to make your own DIY Stickers for Father’s Day?
Supplies needed to make your own DIY stickers:
- 1/2 lbs Felt Scrap Pack (you will use the sticky back pieces)
- Sharp Scissors
- Heavy Colored Cardstock
The key supply for this craft is the 1/2 lbs of felt scraps. I love getting these bags because you get scraps of every color felt, most with adhesive backing. No need to buy lots of individual sheets. In my opinion, these felt scrap bags are a must-have when crafting with kids!
As a first step, Mom needs to cut out all of the stickers. This will take a little time, but there is no need to be perfect. Also, since the scraps are in random sizes I made my stickers all sorts of different sizes.
For the “Super Dad” card, you will need to cut out 2 shapes: a shield and the letter “D.” The shield should be roughly this shape.
We simply folded a heavy piece of cardstock in half to make our cards. Then I gave the kids a quick lesson on how they were to stack the stickers, “D” on top of the shield, and let them get to work.
Of course the cards they made weren’t prefect. Some of the “D”s didn’t quite end up on the shields, or they were upside down–but I’m pretty sure they got the point across. They have an SUPER DAD!
All the best!
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.