This Handprint Car Card Craft is such a sweet Father’s Day card from Dad’s favorite backseat driver. Whether dad loves to work on and fix up cars or dad and his favorite backseat driver have a blast on road trips together, or maybe dad just happens to be in his car a lot, this is the perfect card to show dad how appreciated he is.
My 2 year old doesn’t fully cooperate for handprint crafts just yet. He likes to squirm and I end up getting lines everywhere trying to get a good outline. So I tend to trace his hand on a scrap piece of paper then use that as a template for the actual craft or there’d be lines all over the place. We also used my daughter’s hand, age 11, for a car, too. That’s the larger red one you’ll see in the video. Just to show that this works for kids of all ages.
While we made this card for Father’s Day, it’s also just a fun car craft to make, too, to simply play and zoom around with. Make a whole bunch for a traffic jam! You could print our Car Tracks Printable for an easy road setup, as well.
To make our Handprint Car Card Craft you will need cardstock in silver, black, and the color of your card. The rest of the supplies simply include a black sharpie, a silver metallic sharpie, 2” circle punch, 1.5” circle punch, and a ⅝” circle punch, scissors, and a glue stick.
Handprint Car Card
- Cardstock – black, silver, red, grey, blue, etc.
- Markers – black, silver metallic
- Circle paper punches – 2”, 1.5”, and ⅝”
- Glue stick
Begin by folding a sheet of cardstock the color of your car in half.
Then trace the little one’s closed hand, no gaps between the fingers, along the fold, with the pinky against the fold.
Now, cut out the handprint. Make sure you leave the fold uncut.
It should now open up into a card.
Use the 2” circle punch to punch a circle from the silver cardstock. Also punch 2 ⅝” circles. And punch 2 1.5” circles from the black cardstock.
Cut the 2” circle in half.
With the fingers facing forward, glue one half of the silver circle towards the top of the handprint.
Glue the 2 black circles along the bottom edge, the front one over the thumb.
And place the two small ⅝” circles in the center of the black circles.
You could leave the handprint car as is at this point. We took a black sharpie and drew details and a door with handle.
Then use the silver metallic marker to make a simple small square light on the back and color the tip of the middle finger for headlights.
If using for Father’s Day, write your message! A few of our favorites are “You’re In-car-redible!”, “We Wheelie Love You!”, and of course, “From Your Favorite Backseat Driver”.
What a fun card! And a special keepsake, too. Be sure to find more of our Father’s Day crafts at Our Kid Things!