How cool is your dad?
Cooler than 1000 icy poles?
This printable Father’s Day card lets dad know just how cool you think he is, whilst utilising a super fun and simple painting technique.
Do you call them icy poles? Or popsicles? Or ice lollies? (This is almost an easy way to determine where in the world somebody grew up!)
There are 3 alternatives of this card. So you can print out the version that suits whatever you call those delicious, frozen things that make hot Summer days even sweeter.
What you will need:
An old store loyalty card
Download and print your card onto thin card.
The Mala paints from Ikea are excellent for this project.
Any paint that you can easily squeeze out small dots will work.
Squeeze three small dots of paint onto acrylic paper. Dots need to be as close together as possible.
I usually do this step for my 3 and 5-year-old. I cover a whole sheet of paper with 3-dot colour combinations as the next step is fast and furious.
And mainly because my kids are maniacs with squeezy paint. If I let them do this step independently, it generally ends with them just creating squeezy paint masterpieces.
Older children with more self-control could easily complete this step independently.
And you can always experiment with more colours. 3 colours just seems to be our sweet spot here.
This is the fun part. Place an old plastic card to the left of the paint dots. Press down and scrape across to the right and watch the paint spread.
Experimenting is key here!
You’ll be left with lots of rainbow smears.
Once they have dried, cut them into the shapes of icy poles.
Glue the painted paper onto the front of the card and add little sticks in black marker.
And there you have it- a Father’s Day card for the cool dude in your life!
You can of course create your own icy poles with pencils or crayons- however you wish.
This painting method is fun and highly addictive though. We highly recommend!
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