A teddy bear: That cuddly, friend who is there when you are sad, scared or just need a pal. A dad is the same. He is there when you’re scared, sad, happy and when you need a friend. So there is nothing more fun for little ones to make for their dad than a ‘Favorite Teddy Bear Father’s Day Footprint Card’ sharing their love for his teddy bear qualities. ❤️
Favorite Teddy Bear Father’s Day Footprint Card
The first Father’s Day card my daughter and I made for her dad, we did her footprint. I can’t remember exactly what the card was, but I remember that little footprint stamped on a card brought one or two ‘manly’ tears to his eyes. From then on we have always made footprint Father’s Day cards. We’ll probably stop the tradition sometimes before she turns 18, but for now her footprints are sweet and make adorable teddy bears!
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- Brown Washable Kids Paint
- Sponge Paint Brush
- White Paper
- Pipe Cleaner or Ribbon
- Glue Stick
How We Made It:
Using a sponge paintbrush, I painted brown washable paint onto the bottom of my daughter’s foot. I know, this can be intimidating. I didn’t want her to put her foot down on the ground and I didn’t want her foot to smudge the paint all over the paper. So I did this while she was standing up. It was basically a work of magic. She was using my head to help maintain her balance. It probably looked funny but it worked!
When I had covered the bottom of her foot with paint, I grabbed her ankle and pushed her foot down on the white paper and pressed her toes down, too. Then, when it was time to pull her foot up, I held the paper down and told her to lift straight up. It worked perfectly!
When the paint dried a little, she cut around the edge of her footprint. Then, she glued the footprint cutout onto a piece of cardstock while I formed a bow from the piece of pipe cleaner. Ribbon would look cute too, but my daughter wanted to use pipe cleaner.
She dipped her finger in the brown paint to make the ears. Then she glued on the eyes and I drew the nose and mouth.
We glued on the bow and began writing. I used a sharpie to write on, “Happy Father’s Day to my favorite teddy bear.” Then I had her sign her name on it.
It was simple to make and I know her dad will love it, just like he loved this Father’s Day Football Fan craft. Will he get a couple more ‘manly’ tears? I don’t know, but he will think it is sweet because its from his favorite little girl.
Do you have a favorite Father’s Day tradition? If you want to make this teddy bear Father’s Day footprint card anytime of the year, take a peek at these adorable footprint lions, tiger, and bears puppet crafts.