Today we’re sharing a super cute I Love Dad Thumbprint Craft. This thumbprint art is personalized with the child’s thumbprints, so Dad will love it. Choose Dad’s favorite colors and have fun making this for him! This craft is part of the Thumbprint Art series, and is also a great fine motor craft for preschool and kindergartners. And with Father’s Day right around the corner, this craft can be done in no time at all.
Materials Needed for the I Love Dad Father’s Day Thumbprint Craft:
- I Love Dad Template (download below!)
- White Construction Paper
- Colored Cardstock
- Painters Tape
- Paint – you could use dad’s favorite colors
Getting the Father’s Day Thumbprint Craft Ready:
To get this craft ready, you’ll need to print the template onto cardstock. Printing onto colored cardstock works best, as it contrasts with the white paper that students will be using for the craft. Alternatively, you can print onto white cardstock and trace the template onto colored construction paper.
Get the paint ready for the kids to use by putting it out onto a plate or something the can press their thumb onto.
It also helps to get the tape ready by rolling it into pieces, ready to use to stick the letters and heart down. For this craft, they will need many small, rolled, pieces of tape. Masking tape (painters tape) works best for this. Regular clear tape could tear the background paper.
Doing the I Love Dad Craft:
The students will start by taping the “I <3 Dad” letters and heart down. It is best to use a piece of rolled tape on each end of the letters so that no edges are sticking up for paint to get under.
Next, choose a color that you think Dad will like, and begin making thumbprints all around the edges of the letters and heart. Be sure to fill in the gaps with more thumbprints.
Continue making thumbprints around each letter, and then begin making more and more away from the letters, scattering them around the page.
After the paint dries, slowly pull up each letter and the heart to reveal your art!
Now your “I Love Dad” is ready to give to Dad on Father’s Day!
Download your Father’s Day Thumbprint Art Template below!
Can you not find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom? Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
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Click the picture below to download. You will immediately be redirected to the freebie.