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Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Cards: Hugs and Kisses

This year our Father's Day cards are very simple...simple enough for even a young toddler to do, but still interesting enough for my four year old to enjoy creating.  It was also a great way to introduce our four year old to the idea of X's and O's for hugs and kisses.

I cut X's and O's from scrapbook paper.  My large letters are 2 1/2" and the small letters are 1".   (I used my Cricut to do this.)  Honestly, if you want to use little X's and O's as well as large, you may just want to use stickers so your children can do more of this little project independently.

We just used a glue stick to adhere them to the paper.  I had to glue the little letters though.  My 2 year old glued the large letters, and my 4 year old glued the small letters.

Our four year old dictated the inside message, and she traced the words "Hugs and kisses," and signed her name. (I wrote her brother's name.)

This was a simple and easy way to make a card for Father's Day!  We made four cards because my children made a card for their dad, three grandfathers, and one great grandfather!  We get to see them all this weekend, too!   Yay!


"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

Beautiful! What lovely idea!

Ticia said...

Okay, so totally doing this!

Carrie said...

Oh cute! That's a great idea. We did something similar on V-Day. (YES I DID allow the boys to actually make their own cards!) =D We used stickers. I like this idea though and will have to try it sometime. (It's on my "do what Annette does" list of the future.)

Christy said...

Very nice idea!

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