There are still some sleeps before Father’s Day but in case a few days are needed for mail, here is a craft to make a special card. I saw an idea on a recent Busted Button Facebook post and knew how it could be used to tell dads that they are a treasure at the end of the rainbow.
To start, a stiff piece of paper is needed because the buttons will be too heavy for regular paper. A half-sheet of paper is enough or a big recipe-card, and maybe a strip of paper for writing. The back of a card will work as long as it’s blank. Then, hunt through the button jar or box to find the colors of the rainbow. (This is a fishing tackle box.) I put the button box on the floor for the hunt because it would take years to pick them all up if the spilled. Now, for the fun.
On the back of the paper, kids draw a picture of their dad. This has to be done first. On the front or a small strip, adult hands can print the letters or trace them lightly for kids to color over. The top says ‘Happy Father’s Day’ and the bottom says ‘Turn over for treasure at the end of the rainbow.’ Last, kids can glue 6 buttons in a rainbow shape, one of each color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Let the buttons dry so they are good and stuck.
Dads have a special place in kids’ heart. When dad reads the card and then turns it over, there is his picture because he is the treasure at the end of the rainbow. Isn’t it nice to be treasured?