We made cards for Father’s Day today, using fingerprints from both G and C. (Spoiler Alert if you are my husband!). Our only supplies were: washable yellow ink, paper, and a fine point black Sharpie marker. I bought pre-folded blank notecards at a local craft store, but you can use construction paper or card stock just as easily. Also, if you did not have yellow ink, you could also use yellow paint. G loves getting messy, but gets very upset if his hands remain colored, so for us using washable ink was key. Washable is also a very good idea when trying to fingerprint a 10 month old.
I first wrote out the saying “You make us BUZZ with joy.” Then I covered one of G’s fingers with ink, making sure the entire pad of the finger was covered. At first I held his finger and pressed it down onto the card, rolling it slightly toward the tip to get the whole print. But then he showed me that he could just do it himself, so he had fun handling his fingerprinting. For C’s fingerprints, I did the press and roll method. Then I drew lines on the fingerprints for the body of the bee, a smiley face, and wings.
That’s it, it took about 3 minutes, and I know my husband will love it. The other saying I thought about was “We are as happy as can bee that you are our dad!” That one took up too much room on the card, however!