Easy DIY Father’s Day Card

Inspired by something I saw on Pinterest last night we made this Father’s Day card today!

Simple and cute…

Step 1: Print Poem on paper
Step 2: Paint bottom on Dad’s shoe with washable paint and stamp over poem
Step 3: Paint bottom of child’s foot and stamp over shoe print
Step 4: Glue on piece of construction paper for a bright border.

We also did a really quick photo session outside with my son wearing his father’s shoes and doing daddy-like things. We’ll use one of the photos and make a cover for our card on another sheet on construction paper and then tie them together with yarn.

Here is the text of the poem:

Walk a Little Slower Daddy

“Walk a Little slower, Daddy.” said a little child so small.
I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up, You’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you!!
– Bobbie Norman

18 thoughts on “Easy DIY Father’s Day Card”

  1. I love this, except my son’s father is not in his life, so for Christmas, my son is going to make this for his Papa (my dad). He has been the father figure (along with my brothers) in my son’s life so we are just going to switch ‘daddy to papa’.

  2. Does it matter how old ur child is bc my son is 7 months and I wanted to do it for my husbands birthday or should I wait until my son is older

  3. hello, I so love it and cause of that I’ve done it with my three sons (5 years, 3 years and 3 month) on a big canvas. we gave it to daddy on Christmas and its now part of our house interior :) THANKs FOR SHARING!!!!!!

  4. I loved it so much I sent it to my son who is a father of his 4 month old son and he loves it thank you for sharing

  5. Love this! I’ve modified it a little for my family- I’ve printed the poem on vellum and will do the prints on a light blue card stock. I have two daughters, so I’m going to do his shoe then let that dry, my oldest (3) then let that dry, then my youngest (1). That way it will go from biggest to smallest! I’m going to frame it all.

  6. Thank you for this idea. This will b my husbands first father’s day. Our son is 4 1/2 months and my husband is 39 and never thought he would have a child so I think this is a great gift for him. Thank you

  7. SUPER cute, but a few tips:
    1. Use a bold font.
    2. Go light on the paint. Not necessarily the color, but definitely the amount.
    3. Have a paper towel handy to blot any paint spots that block out a letter/word.
    4. Use one of Dad’s old shoes. The paint may not come off all the way at first, and I’m sure you’d hate for his church or work shoes to show some bright color every time he steps for a week or so!

    Thanks for sharing! We will be giving this to Daddy tomorrow!

  8. My daughter is a single mom. I am going makw this for her for Mother’s Day. It is a wonderful idea. So sweet.

  9. I will be giving my co worker a second baby shower. I really want her husband to be a part of it. They have a beautiful baby boy who just turned a year. This will be the perfect addition for the expectant father and son so they don’t feel left out. Great idea!!!!!

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