How to Make a Father's Day Card in 10 Minutes: 5 Designs to Choose From!

How to Make a Father's Day Card in 10 Minutes: 5 Designs to Choose From!

Father's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your love than with a handmade card? I've put together a fantastic video tutorial that walks you through making a card in just ten minutes!

With five creative designs to choose from, these cards are perfect for all ages, they use recycled materials, and are sure to bring a smile to his face.

Grab some old scraps of paper, newspaper, and even coffee to paint with, and let’s get crafting!

Materials list (for 4 or 5 different designs!) here we go:

(if you don't have all the bits, don't worry, you will still be able to make some of the cards)
👉 Card (white, size A4 or A5, it doesn't matter which)
👉 scissors (and a grown up to help with the cutting out)
👉 Pencil
👉 Black Pen (felt tip, roller ball or gel is ideal, but any black pen will do)
👉 old newspaper
👉 brown paper if you have it - if not white will do*
👉 Glue stick
👉 cardboard - like from a box, or even better a cereal pack
👉 crayons, markers, colouring pencils - any or all!
👉 Tape (masking or brown is ideal, if not sellotape will do)
👉 A flat tea bag
*If you don't have brown paper:
👉 instant coffee, some water, and a small bowl (or paint if you have no instant coffee!)
Remember - this is to make about 5 different designs, so don't worry if you don't have everything!

1. The Bees Knees Card

Buzz into your dad's heart with the adorable Bees Knees card! This design features a cute bee painted with coffee water and a hilarious (to a 4 year old, anyways!) message that will surely make him feel special. 


2. The You're TEA-riffic Card

Show your dad he's tea-riffic with this charming card that includes a real tea bag! Using a combination of old paper scraps and a tea bag, this card is both thoughtful and practical. Your dad will love the extra touch and the promise of a relaxing tea time.

3. The Hot Air Balloon Card

Lift your dad’s spirits with the Hot Air Balloon card. Made from colourful paper scraps, this design is simple yet delightful. It’s a great way to tell your dad he’s your high-flying hero.


4. The Scribble Heart Card

Perfect for younger kids, the Scribble Heart card is all about showing love through art. Using crayons, markers, or coloured pencils, kids can create a beautiful heart filled with colourful scribbles. It’s a fun and easy way to make a personal and loving card. And you can make it look super slick as a grown-up, simply by using black card and a metallic felt tip marker!


5. The Flower Card

Brighten your dad’s day with the Flower card. This design uses newspaper and brown paper to create a rustic, yet charming flower that’s sure to bring a smile to his face. It’s a great way to use recycled materials and show your dad how much he means to you.


Watch the Tutorial:

Check out our easy-to-follow video tutorial below to see how you can create each of these designs in just ten minutes. Whether you’re making these with your kids or crafting solo, these cards are a quick and heartfelt way to celebrate Father’s Day.



Making a card for Father's Day doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. With these five designs, you can create a beautiful and meaningful card using items you already have at home. So gather your supplies, watch our video, and get ready to make your dad’s day special with a handmade card that’s as unique as he is!

Check out some cards made by tiny humans following this video LIVE! Aren't they fab!!!

Don't forget to check out the Mad Jessie Fathers Day Gift Guide, choc-a-block full with gift ideas - from 10 different businesses, AND some DIY ideas too!
OR why not check out the Fathers Day Collection on Mad Jessie with MORE great ideas for Gifts for Dads
Back to blog

Leave a comment

When you sign up, make sure to check your email (and your spam folder!) for a confirmation email to make sure that you are really you, and that you meant to sign up!