Father’s Day Scratch Art

This is my favorite way for students to make a scratch art picture, first a black marker drawing, then layers of oil pastel on top.   MATERIALS • Card stock paper • Black Sharpie marker, chisel tip • Wood stylus or skewer • Oil pastels, I prefer the Portfolio brand   DIRECTIONS 1. Students wrote D-A-D in either block letters or very fat stick letters on their card stock paper with a permanent black … Read More

Common Core Cork Craft

You can make a cool pattern AND remind young students that triangles are always made with just three sides. Could be a nice Father’s Day gift too as a pack of 4 cork discs only costs $5. MATERIALS • Cork Discs • Sharpie markers, brush tips • Clear sealer DIRECTIONS 1. Draw any a triangle in the center of the disc with the marker and fill in. 2. Draw another triangle that is attached … Read More

DAD Card Template

As one of my favorite card projects, I’ve posted this before but never with a template that I thought some busy teachers might appreciate. MATERIALS D-A-D PDF template White construction paper, 12″ x 18″ Poster board for template Tempera paint Oil pastels   DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut large white construction paper (12″ x 18″) in half to make panels of 6″ x 18″. Fold the panels into thirds to make a card that measures 6″ … Read More

Father’s Day Pencil Holder

Popsicle stick crafts have a natural warm wooden, eco-friendly look, perfect for Father’s Day. MATERIALS • Popsicle sticks or craft sticks, approx. 25 • Rulers • Chipboard • Masking tape • Scrap fabric ribbon • Craft glue • Scissors • Paper clip • Old soup can, 15 oz. • White spray paint (optional) DIRECTIONS 1. Start with two thick wooden rulers and tape them down to a cardboard base. Leave just enough space in … Read More

Oil Pastel Father’s Day Cards

One of my favorite Fathers Day cards to make is simply with marker and oil pastel. One of my readers, Laura T., shared her 2nd grader’s art with me. I love how colorful they look all side by side, and thought they might inspire a few people. Thanks so much for sharing them with me Laura! MATERIALS • Card stock paper • Black Sharpie marker, chisel tip • Wood stylus or skewer • Oil … Read More

#1 Father’s Day Card

Handmade Fathers Day cards get a bold look if you use a metallic marker and color sticks on really black paper. They are one of my favorite media combinations. MATERIALS Cardstock paper, black Cardstock paper, bright colors Sharpie Metallic marker, silver Crayola Color Sticks Glue stick DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut black card stock paper to 8″ x 5″. Students draw a trophy on the sheet of black paper. The drawing is traced with a Silver … Read More

DAD Scratch Art Card

This is my favorite way for students to make a scratch art picture, first a black marker drawing, then layers of oil pastel on top.   MATERIALS • Card stock paper • Black Sharpie marker, chisel tip • Wood stylus or skewer • Oil pastels, I prefer the Portfolio brand DIRECTIONS 1. Students wrote D-A-D in either block letters or very fat stick letters on their card stock paper with a permanent black marker. … Read More

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