Two years of being a hands-on, doting Dad and I think my husband acquired some superhero powers -- smelling poop from a distance, changing diapers in the dark, expertly strapping on a baby with a cloth wrap, trimming toddler's nails under a minute -- just to mention a few.
Inspired by the Super Dad Father's Day craft by I Heart Crafty Things, my toddler and I made him a unique Super Dad craft to celebrate his superhero title.
We made two meaningful adaptations to the design of this Super Dad craft:
- A handprint superhero cape that immortalises the child's small hand size
- A customisable hairdo for the Super Dad (cut, trim, comb, braid -- children would find it totally fun to recreate their Dads' hairdos or... give their Dads a hair makeover)
Superhero Father's Day Craft with Customisable Hairdo & Handprint Cape
It was really easy and fun for my toddler and me to make this craft together. The cherry on the cake is that we didn't spend a penny to make this precious gift as we utilised existing art and craft materials and household items.
- Toilet paper (TP) roll
- Art and craft supplies (colored construction paper, glue, scissors and markers)
- Yarn string (for the hair, choose a color close to Dad's hair)
- Hole puncher
Face & Body:
- Cut and glue colored construction paper on TP roll to give superhero a face and body (include a 'S' emblem on the chest)
- Use marker to draw facial expression for the superhero
- Use hole puncher to punch holes around the top of superhero's head
- Thread and knot even lengths of string into the holes (each hole can hole more than 1 piece of string for a fuller head of hair)
- Invite child to make paper handprints, cut a cape shape and glue on superhero's back
- Encourage child to style superdad's hair (provide a pair of child-friendly scissors)
My toddler not only enjoyed the crafting process (cutting, gluing, selection of colors for the construction paper etc), but also the hair makeover aspect.
I was also glad that the hair makeover aspect for the Super Dad craft is aligned to her current fine motor interest of mastering the scissors. Cutting yarn string was a different tactile experience for my toddler, who just mastered scissors work a month back and mostly cut paper.
Father's Day Craft Ideas
There are a variety of wonderful handmade Father's Day crafts in the blogosphere. Here are some which caught my eye:
- Father's Day book by Hello, Wonderful
- 'My Dad Rocks' paperweight by Hello, Wonderful
- Adorable Father's Day cards by Hello, Wonderful
- Necktie Printables in English, Chinese and Korean by CHALK Academy
Here's wishing your family a happy and memorable Father's Day celebration!
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Hi! I am Yunnie. I am the newly minted mama to a little baby girl and a mum friend to everyone on this special (and many times scary) journey of motherhood. Also a graduated bride with a penchant for weddings.