Super Dad Pin Badge & Father’s Day Card in One

Davina here - One tradition that most families I know seem to have is a handmade Father’s Day Card. This is something Nick and I have always had fun doing for our dads, even before Elfie was born - often we’d collaborate and treat it as a mini art project! Now its really lovely to collaborate with Elfie to make one for Nick and sometimes all three of us will work together to make cards for the granddads. 

This year I was inspired by a shrink plastic pin badge I saw in Yellow Owl Workshop’s book Little Prints and decided to make a pin badge for Nick but out of cardboard to make it cheaper and easier as shrink plastic is a nightmare to get hold of in the UK. 

I spent a rainy afternoon with Elfie painting some old cereal boxes and then used them to make this pin badge.

Materials to make Super Dad Badge Father’s Day Card

  • Painting/drawing by your child
  • Felt (we used black)
  • Scissors
  • Safety pin or brooch clip
  • Washi tape
  • Blank card
  • Glue (PVA or Glue Gun)
  • Rubber Stamps and ink pad (optional)

How to make Super Dad Badge Father’s Day Card

  1. Work with your child to make an image
  2. Choose a shape for the pin badge - we chose a Pow shape
  3. Cut drawing out into shape
  4. Stamp or write message on shape (we wrote ‘Super Dad’)
  5. Cut out a ribbon from your felt and glue onto reverse of badge
  6. Using washi tape secure brooch clip
  7. Again using washi tape secure pin badge into greeting card or pin it through front of card

All photography by Kristy Noble. Hannah, Kristy and I got together a couple of weeks ago to shoot this and had a grand ol' time throwing flour around, crafting and cooking at the same time, eating, and making a REALLY big mess in Davina's house. Fun fun.