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Busy Hands: Shiny Star Card for Dad!

It was my husband's birthday last week, and this year, I really wanted Little Dude to make his own card for Dad! My toddler was definitely excited about making something for him, so I wanted to make it simple. Our card uses only a few materials and can be made by a toddler (with help) or older kids.

Shiny Star Card for Dad

Here's what you need to make this shiny star card:


Materials for making a shiny star card

- White card stock paper
- Golden foil or metallic paper
- Star confetti or stickers
- Blue/Black markers
- Blue paint and paintbrush
- Glue


How to make it:


1. First, fold a rectangular piece of the card into half.

2. Paint about two-thirds of the front in blue.

3. While the paint dries, cut out a star shape from the golden foil or metallic paper.

My toddler making a shiny star card for Dad


4. When the paint is completely dry, stick the golden star in the middle.

5. Stick the smaller stars around it.

6. You can put in any message you like on the outside, but we went with: DAD, YOU'RE A STAR!

Shiny Star Card tutorial


We put a personal birthday message inside, complete with a handprint from Little Dude. Dad loved it, as he did his surprise cake!

This card would also be great for Father's Day. The best part is that it's easy for kids to make, which makes it all the more special!



Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.


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9 comments

Lexis said...

A beautiful card. For Fathers day, I got my little one year old to draw on a card for my husband. He loves it so much.

Tarana said...

Thank you! When kids make it themselves, it does become extra special :)

Caroline said...

Aw what a lovely card, I bet Dad loved it! xx #letkidsbekids

Karen Bell said...

Lovely simple idea. Makes a great birthday card.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

MyLifeMyLove said...

I love this idea. I'm definatley going to get my little boy to make christmas cards this year. x

Kate Williams said...

Thats so sweet! I love handmade cards from kids :) Thanks fuesday Tutorials #pintorials

Louisa said...

So lovely, I think handmade cards are the best ones.

Tarana said...

Thanks, he did!

Tarana said...

That should be fun!

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