Did you know, Grandparent’s Day is always the first Sunday of September after Labor Day?
If you are looking for the PERFECT craft for your child to make and gift to their grandparents on the big day, you are in the right place with Glued To My Crafts today!
We have our latest and greatest Thumbprint Grandparent’s Love Bug Cards tutorial that is sure to bring some smiles to those who receive them!
Keep scrolling for the free mason jar printable and the full how-to! #gluedtomycrafts
First things first – it’s the Glued To My Crafts way to make it super easy for you! You are going to start this craft by snagging the FREE MASON JAR CARD PRINTABLE below. This will make the start of your child’s “crafting experience” nearly seamless!
From there, you are going to print it out on simple white cardstock and hand it over to your child. They will complete the craft by adding a “bug” of choice to the center of each card front and signing their name. Then – they will cut it out and make cards. That’s it! Easy peasy, just how we like it around here!!!
Our Grandparent’s Day Love Bug Jar Cards idea is just too easy and oh so cute! I know you are going to love it as much as I do! Remember – this idea is also great in the classroom and/or a children’s church!
So what are you waiting for?! All the details are listed below and we hope we inspired you with this quick DIY! If you don’t mind, I would love to see pictures of your child’s finished pieces on our Facebook community wall!
Happy crafting, my friends!!! #gluedtomycrafts
FOR MORE GIFT IDEAS FOR GRANDPARENT’S DAY CHECK OUT OUR KEEPSAKE ROUNDUP POST!
Grandparent’s Love Bug Jar Cards Supplies:
* Free Grandparent’s Day Love Bug Card Printable
* 8″x11.5″ White Cardstock
* Color Printer
* Paper Trimmer
* Glue Stick or Tape Runner Adhesive
* Pre-Made 4×6″ Colored Cardstock Cards
* Washable Ink Pads
* Baby Wipes
* Thin Tip Sharpie Markers
* OPTIONAL – Small Heart Stickers or Rhinestones For Embellishments
* First download the grandparent love bug card file, listed in the supply list above, to your computer.
* Go ahead and print the mason jar card template on white cardstock. One printable makes FOUR cards at a time. Please only use our file for personal use.
* Use a paper trimmer to trim out each section and make FOUR cards total.
* Adhere each cut out piece to a single cardstock card front.
* Next open your ink pads up.
* Have children place their thumb on the ink pad, then in the center of the mason jar design. Follow that up by adding two more thumbprints for “wings” on the side of the first one.
* Repeat the thumbprint step on each card.
* Use baby wipes to remove excess ink off of fingers before washing hands completely at the sink.
* Once done, they can draw on their embellishments with various markers to bring their thumbprint love bug to life.
* Add other embellishments you see fit. I highly encourage small sticker embellishments on the antennas!
* Then the last step is to sign their name on the front of the card and write a sweet message inside before they gift it away to someone special on Grandparent’s Day!
At Glued To My Crafts we LOVE sharing keepsake ideas that kids can make and gift, to the special people in their life. Before you go, please be sure to also check out our All The Fish In The Sea – Paper Card Craft, Thumbprint Bee Bookmark and Handprint Kisses For You Printable posts.
And don’t forget to share pictures with us as well! You can tag us on your various social media sites, join our Facebook group to share pictures or use our special hashtag #gluedtomycrafts for us to see! We really appreciate and LOVE seeing the inspiration come to life! Come on – make my day and share away with us! I’m always inspired by my readers!