Pondering Playtime // My Dad Father’s Day Footprint Craft

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Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen My Dad by Anthony Browne*. With Father’s Day just over three weeks away, I thought it would be nice to share this easy footprint craft, which makes a lovely Father’s Day card.

Footprint Father's Day craft

My Dad – What’s the Story?

My Dad is an Anthony Browne picture book, which complements My Mum, the book I shared with my Mother’s Day craft activity. It’s not really a story as such; more a series of clever similes which share the different facets to Dad’s character.

My Dad by Anthony Browne

My Dad – Easy Footprint Father’s Day Craft

One of the pages in My Dad depicts the dad in the book coming first in the dad’s race at sport’s day, so I thought it would be nice to turn M’s footprint into a trophy for the best dad. I simply used a paintbrush to paint M’s foot yellow, then printed it onto a piece of A4 coloured card that I’d folded in half. M has only just turned two, so I painted the handles and base of the trophy and added the finishing touches, but older children could definitely do that themselves.

Father's Day Footprint Craft

You will need:

  • Yellow paint
  • Coloured A4 card of your choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Felt tip pens

Father's Day Footprint Craft

My Dad – What M thought

M loves reading My Dad. I’ve caught her flicking through it of her own accord on multiple occasions, and I think that’s testament to Anthony Browne’s detailed and humorous illustrations. A copy of My Dad would make a great Father’s Day present alongside this card, if you don’t already have a copy.

As for the craft, M loves having her feet painted and will often ask to make footprints anyway, so this was always going to be a winner as far as she was concerned! It’s also a lovely keepsake to see just how small her feet were at this age. My artistic talents are hardly extensive, but I think my finishing off is pretty acceptable, so an older child would definitely be able to do the whole thing themselves.

Footprint Father's Day craft

Price: £4.98

If you enjoyed this, you can find more Pondering Playtime activities here, and you might like to join my Early Years craft and activity Facebook group; Play Craft, Explore. We’d love to have you! And lastly, don’t forget to Pin it!

Show Daddy he's a champion with this super easy footprint father's day toddler craft activity, which makes a lovely homemade Father's Day card.

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