Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Cute Father’s Day Card Idea and a Father’s Day Card Coloring Page. The lesson can also double as an intro to cartoon lettering.
Cute Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card Tutorial Video
A cute Father’s Day card idea can include a lesson on lettering, when students try this drawing project. It’s a burst of block letters that have a drop shadow, burst of color behind, and then some stars sprinkled all around. Who wouldn’t want to get a handmade card with a special super message on the front?
The good news is that it’s easier to do than you may think. Even if block letters are kind of new to students, there’s a smart way to approach doing them. When they start with simple stick letters, and then draw and outline around them, they get so much easier to see and plan for.
Tracing and finishing a “Super Dad” drawing with crayons would look nice, but it is the perfect project to save for markers too. They will make the brightest, solid color, which is what cartoons are always famous for. Use this for a handmade card, or if you plan ahead, you can work with one of those companies that puts kids art on actual products. My school worked with one called Original Works for years, and they always did a good job. I could just see this drawing on a white coffee mug. What dad wouldn’t want to start their day with that every morning?
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Cute Father’s Day Card Coloring Page
Materials for a Cute Father’s Day drawing
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- Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
- Stabilo Markers. The large pack provides lots of fun color choices, several shades of each color, including a few choices for skin. The tips are perfect for coloring, and there’s even a promise that they will work after being uncapped for 8 weeks!
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips. Stabilo Markers. They have the best colors, the best tips, and last the longest.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers are great for making a crisp outline to your drawing. Use them when you want your outline show up, but not be so heavy that it detracts from other things.
Step by Step Directions for a Cute Father’s Day Drawing
Time needed: 45 minutes