Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show appreciation for the extraordinary dads in our lives than with a heartfelt, handmade gift? This year, let’s ditch the traditional greeting cards and go the extra mile by creating a personalized trophy card using simple materials like cardboard and art supplies. This DIY project is not only a creative endeavor but also a meaningful gesture that will surely bring a smile to your dad’s face. Let’s dive in and craft a Father’s Day trophy card that celebrates the champion spirit of our dads!
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- Trophy template
- Cardboard (thick and thin)
- Scissors or craft knife
- Art supplies (such as colored markers, paints, glitter, stickers, and ribbons)
- Adhesive tape
- Optional: Decorative materials like sequins, buttons, or small trinkets
How to Make A Trophy Card for Father’s Day
Step 1: Designing the Trophy
Begin by printing out my free trophy template. Cut out the outline and trace it on a piece of thicker cardboard. Carefully cut out the trophy shape using scissors or a craft knife. It’s a good idea to cut it slightly larger than the outline.
Step 2: Adding Details
Now comes the fun part—decorating the trophy! Use your imagination and art supplies to bring the trophy to life. Consider your dad’s interests and hobbies while choosing colors and designs. You can use markers, paints, or a combination of both to add vibrant colors and patterns to the trophy. Personalize it with messages like “World’s Best Dad” or “Dad, You’re Our Champion.” Get creative and let your dad’s personality shine through the artwork.
Step 3: Make the Base
To make the trophy standup, create a base using cardboard cut in the shape of a triangle. Measure and cut a rectangular strip of cardboard that is wide and long enough to support the trophy. Attach it to the back of the trophy using glue or adhesive tape. This will allow the trophy to stand upright, just like a real one!
Step 4: Personalize the Back
On the back of the trophy just above the stand you can write a personal heartfelt message. Cut out a rectangle from construction paper and glue it t the back or write something directly on the cardboard. Express your love, gratitude, and admiration for your dad. Share memories, inside jokes, or write a poem to make the card truly unique and meaningful.
Step 5: Final Touches
Once you’re satisfied with the trophy’s design, it’s time to add some extra flair to the back. Consider using glitter, stickers, ribbons, or any other decorative materials you have on hand to enhance the overall look.
This Father’s Day, go beyond store-bought cards and surprise your dad with a one-of-a-kind trophy card that showcases his exceptional qualities. By using simple materials like cardboard and unleashing your creativity with art supplies, you can create a personalized gift that your dad will cherish for years to come. Remember, it’s the thought and effort that count the most, and this DIY project will undoubtedly bring joy and warmth to your dad’s heart. So, grab those art supplies, get crafting, and let’s celebrate the champion in our lives—our dads!
This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.
The mess level for this craft is low.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.