Monday, June 7, 2010

Father's Day Gifts Kids Can Make -- Fish Card

This Father's Day card was inspired by Mark's fish tank! To make your own, fold a sheet of construction paper in half as shown.


I cut some blue construction paper and made waves for water on the top edge. Emily used some masking tape to adhere it to the paper.


Lookin' good!


Next, we used color coding labels and cut them up to look like fish!


Use a marker to add the eyes (eyelashes are optional), bubbles, fins, etc. Aren't they so cute??


Don't forget to add a special Father's Day message on your card to give to Dad!


So colorful, and so much fun!!

18 comments:

Ticia said...

That is, and my what fine motor skills to get that fish cut out. Did she do it all by herself?

Christy said...

Very cute.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Hmmm...I think I see a Pacman Father's Day card idea in there, too.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ An Almost Unschooling Mom -- That's exactly what Emily wanted to do afterwards! She played Pacman on Google and loved it! ;-)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Ticia -- I showed her how to cut one of them, and she did all the rest!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Stinkin cute!

and I love the pacman idea too. You guys are genius. :)

Love Val

Petula said...

Wow, I was thinking the same thing as Ticia that Emily's fine motor skills must be superb from all the artwork and crafting.

This is an extremely cute idea.

:D... I'm slow, I didn't even think of Pacman, but that's true!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

very sweet card. love it!

Wonder Mom said...

If we were do make a card like this, it DEFINITELY would need some green fuzz (algae)added to represent how often we DO NOT clean our fish tank...

Sherri said...

Love this idea...and I have to say...I love the picture of you jumping on the couch!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Wonder Mom -- We had an algae eater once, and I'm pretty sure it ate itself to death. Mark's pretty good about cleaning it, but it builds up soooo quickly sometimes!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Sherri -- Awww... thanks! I highly recommend jumping on the couch!! Great stress relief! :-)

Mark said...

@Wonder Mom -- I use a razor blade to scrape off the algae every few weeks. It grows quite quickly, and my algae eater is lazy.

Gaby said...

These are the cutest ever!!! I am just getting back into the blogging thing after my break and I am so glad because we are definately making these for father's day. And by the way congrats on winning the Stonyfield contest you sooooo very much deserve it!!!!!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

As always, you rock. And I can see that you love those $1 labels - you have so many wonderful uses for them.

Just Breathe said...

Cute idea. Have a great weekend.

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

looks cute, she did a great job!

Mom of Two said...

Check out how your card inspired out fish picture: http://makesthree.blogspot.com/2010/07/art-projects-inspired-by-frugal-family.html

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