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

#1 Father’s Day Card

Here’s a simple but striking look for a homemade Father’s Day card. Black paper + silver metallic Sharpies + Crayola Color Sticks. I used my Black Recollections Paper from Michaels, cut it in half, and showed the kids how to draw a trophy. They traced it with Silver Sharpie Markers, colored it in with Crayola Color Sticks and glued it to a folded sheet of sparkly construction paper.

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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