Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you are anything like me you have procrastinated and not yet gotten a gift. Thankfully, there is Amazon.com. They can email a gift card to your dad instantly. However, there is always the issue of the kids. What can the kids make/give to dad? Inspired by an idea from Mary E. Platts book Create , I created a quick card idea for Father’s Day.
Crayon Etched Card
What you need: Crayons of all colors, thick white paper, scissors or a sharp etching tool (i.e. skewer)
2) Take a black crayon and color a heavy layer of black over your entire design. * The author of this book suggests you use talcum powder and India Ink rather than black crayon to create a more “professional look.” As I didn’t have these items on hand I went with the crayon.
3) Take your etching tool and scratch a message or picture on to the cover of the card.
And you are done! I went back and applied a thicker layer of black on the cover (in the outside areas) to make the lettering stand out more.
Wishing all of the dads out there a very happy and relaxing Father’s Day!