Father’s Day is coming up – help your littles surprise Daddy with this I love my dad because headband.
Every special man in your child’s life – dad, grandfather, uncle, stepdad – needs a great handmade paper hat for his big day, and our Father’s Day craft template includes options for everyone!
Easy to use in the classroom or at home, this craft combines a coloring activity and a writing activity, with primary and single-lined paper included in the template.
The “I love my dad because…” headband has three things to color and three things to write, making this project great for preschoolers as well as older kids.
The three coloring things included on the Father’s Day paper crown are some that many men like to do on their own or with their sons and daughters: use their tools to fix things around the house, grill and play baseball.
Kids will be able to write their main three reasons why they love their dad – his heart will melt, for sure.
For a card to go along with the DIY paper headband, check out this handy dad heart card for dads who are handy with tools, and for the grillmaster in your life, try this king of the grill card.
Father’s Day history
In the United States, Father’s Day was not an officially-recognized holiday until 1972.
The campaign for the holiday began years earlier, when Sonora Smart Dodd heard a church sermon on Mother’s Day in 1909 and decided fathers deserved a day as well.
Her father, William Jackson Smart, raised his children alone after the death of his wife, unusual in the 1890s.
Dodd lived to see the establishment of the holiday – she was 90 when President Nixon signed the congressional resolution in 1972.
Learn more about the inspiring Civil War-era dad who inspired the holiday!
I love my dad because headband
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- Father’s Day headband template
- 65lb white cardstock paper
- Colored pencils
- Black marker
How to make a Father’s Day paper hat
Print the headband on white paper.
Color the front piece.
Use a black marker to write 3 reasons you love your dad.
Tape two side panels to the front piece.
Bend the headband into a circle. Wrap it around the kid’s head to check for fit. Tape the ends together.