Quick Father’s Day Project

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)

1) Fold the white paper in half. Designate one side as the cover.   Color the front cover with the colors and design you desire.  Make sure you press firmly on the crayon and make a thick layer. photo 2 (2)


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.

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3) Take your etching tool and scratch a message or picture on to the cover of the card.

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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!


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