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DIY Father’s Day Banner & Card

When was the last time you decorated for Father’s Day? Never? Yeah, me neither.

This year we made a card for my husband that would double as decor for Father’s Day.

Fathers Day card that doubles as a banner!

My daughter loves that it isn’t a normal folded card, and I love that it will give a festive touch to our Father’s Day celebration.

DIY Fathers Day Banner - made from paint chips

To make your own Father’s Day banner, you will need:

  • 15 paint chips or pieces of colored cardstock – whichever you have on hand
  • string or twine
  • scissors
  • a small hole punch (not pictured)
  • an envelope

DIY Fathers Day Banner

Begin by freehand cutting out the letters to spell Happy Father’s Day. This is so much easier than it seems! If your kids are a little older, they can do this step themselves.

DIY Rainbow Fathers Day Banner

Once all of the letters are cut out, have your kids put them in order. You could just do this yourself, but I try to squeeze in learning opportunities any chance I get. 

DIY Rainbow Fathers Day Banner - My kids would LOVE to make this!

We went with a rainbow theme (my daughter is currently obsessed with anything rainbow!) which helped her to put the letters in order.

DIY Rainbow Fathers Day Banner - My kids would LOVE to make this!

Punch 2 holes in the top of each letter (only 1 on the A).

DIY Rainbow Fathers Day Banner - My kids would LOVE to make this!

Make sure to save the little holes to use as confetti.

DIY Rainbow Fathers Day Banner - We will be making this for sure!

Then string each letter onto a piece of string or twine.

DIY Rainbow Fathers Day Card and BannerIf you would like to give it in place of a card, carefully fold the banner and place it, along with the confetti into an envelope, and give it to the special dads in your life. 

For even more help keeping the kids busy this summer, don’t forget…

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It’s an 84 page PDF from my all-time favorite play bloggers, and myself, stuffed with activities, reading lists, and advice for kicking back and connecting with your kids this summer.

Learn more and get your copy here.

 

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Kaley is a photographer who spends her days starting lots of projects and finishing few of them. She lives in San Francisco with her awesomely creative daughter and her amazingly understanding husband.