Fathers Day Rocket Card designed for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners to show love to Dads while promoting fine motor control and creativity.
In fact, it is time to tell our Dads, Grandpas, expecting Dads or wanna be Dads just how much we love them! So, we are making a special Fathers Day Rocket Card which says: “Daddy, I Love You To The Moon And Back!” Most importantly, we are using a lot of recycled items around the house, so the set up should be minimal.
WHAT You’ll need for this Fathers Day Rocket Card:
- a star paper -puncher
- a glue-stick
- a large black piece of cardstock (we are using this paper)
- leftover colorful cardstock for stars
- a shiny red foil to resemble the flame
This Fathers Day Rocket Card craft idea was inspired by Guess How Much I Love You book which is a perfect read for Father’s Day! In fact, with a simple yet poignant message about the unconditional love of a Father Rabbit, the book reminds children about love that knows no boundaries, love that keeps on going, ever-expanding and never-ending!
HOW TO make this Father’s Day Card:
First, cut our a rocket from a contrasting color paper and glue it to your black cardstock. Julia then carefully drew a moon while referencing Little Kids First Big Book of Space which is our absolute favorite cosmos exploration reference.
Next, to exercise gross-motor skills and strengthen those little hands, offer your child to punch out stars from different color cardstock. (We are using leftovers from other crafts.) We also cut thin strips of red leftover Christmas wrapping paper and glued it to resemble the flame coming from the rocket.
Thereafter, invite your child to glue the punched out stars to your back cardstock – space.
Interestingly, while reading National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space, we learned that, although to us stars look like shiny sparkling white diamonds, stars actually come in different colors. As such, star colors can vary from the hottest blue to coolest red, our Sun being the yellow color in the middle.
Lastly, glue a picture of you children to the rocket and to the launch it goes! Five, four, three, two, one! Blast off!
“Daddy, I Love You To The Moon And Back!” We trully do!
Adult supervision is required.
Happy Father’s Day to all Dads near and far! I hope you enjoyed this Fathers Day Rocket Card.
Also, see here Mother’s Day inspired crafts and activities.