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Fathers Day card 2010

Handprint Pencil Cup & Dada Card

June 24, 2010 Sarah Coggins

Last month, our weekly play group took a trip to a local ceramics shop to paint gifts for Father’s Day. We had 6 mommies and 6 little ones ranging from 7 to 14 months in age. I confess, I did have my fears (think babies grabbing and tossing ceramic pieces to the floor) but it went so well! With the help of booster seats and a couple of high chairs, we managed to safely secure the group and have fun.

I helped my son paint a pencil cup for Trent. Having watched a couple of his friends get their hands painted first, he was a pro at letting me apply the paint to his hand:

Painting Ceramics for Father's Day

Then, with the added assistance of one of the other mommies, we placed his hand firmly on the cup. Repeated with the other hand. Added a few brush strokes (which didn’t last long as he tried to eat the brush LOL). I painted “To Dada / Love, Dylan 2010.”

handprint cup for Father's Day

The final part of our gift – I handmade a card for Trent:

Fathers Day card 2010

Supplies: Kraft paper; American Crafts patterned papers; Bazzill red cardstock; miscellaneous navy blue cardstock; QuicKutz heart die; Making Memories letter stickers. Inspired by the May A Year in Cards class at Two Peas.


  • Pat June 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    Sarah he is such a cutie!! Love what the 2 of you made!!!
  • Laura June 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Aww that is so cute!! I am stealing your handprint thank you idea. :)
  • Carrie June 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    What a fun afternoon & cute idea!
  • Bonnie June 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    What a fun thing to do. I'm sure Dada loved the gift and the card.
  • Linda June 25, 2010 at 11:46 am
    Such a wonderful gift idea!
  • artsy_momma June 25, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    I love handprint crafts... thanks for sharing. I have a blog dedicated to handprint art- I would love for you to checkit out :)
  • Janet June 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    What a precious gift!
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