Father’s Day Craft

A way for your kids to show Dad how much they care…

A song for Dad on Father’s Day (sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Daddy, daddy let me say
I love you in every way
I love you for all you do
I love you for being you
Daddy, Daddy let me say
Have a happy Father’s Day!
Author Unknown

Dad’s need just as much praise and acknowledgment as Mothers do on Father’s day (sometimes even more).  Here is a simple, but meaningful craft you and your child can do for Father’s day.

What you need:

  • Small child in play clothing.
  • Print out of handprint poem (make extra copies).
  • Optional small photo of child.
  • Water based paints – finger paints or tempera paints.
  • Bowl or something to hold the paint.
  • Brush or sponge to apply paint to child’s hand.
  • Paper towels or some other way to do a quick cleanup!

Let’s play!

Here’s the poem for you to copy, format and print in your favorite word processor, or you can print out this version :


    Sometimes you get discouraged
    Because I am so small
    And always leave my fingerprints
    On furniture and wallsBut every day I’m growing —
    I’ll be grown some day
    And all those tiny handprints
    Will surely fade awaySo here’s a little handprint
    Just so you can recall
    Exactly how my fingers looked
    When I was very smallPut a date here
    Love, put child’s name here


What to do:

  1.  Print the poem (make extra copies).
  2. Apply the paint to the child’s hand, then press their hand to the paper near the poem. This might take several attempts to get a good print, patience is the key.
  3. Clean that little hand, before you get handprinted, too!
  4. Personalize with the date and name (if it isn’t already).
  5. Let dry, then glue on a photo, if desired.

We know the father in your life will enjoy this little hand!


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