DLTK's Crafts for Kids
L O V E Doorknob or Wall Hanging
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
The hanging ends up about 2 feet long.
There are two different templates to choose from when you make this craft:
- Baseball I love dad
- Puppy I love dad
There are lots of options/modifications you can make to this craft to
customize it a bit. I've tried to add the ones I've thought up, but be creative!
The more OPTIONS you use, the harder the craft will be. If you're
doing it with young kids, keep it basic. If you're doing it with
older kids, let them add some options.
- ONE OF: 2 foot ribbon OR 2 foot strip of construction paper (you can
tape a few strips together to make one that's 2 feet long)
- ONE OF: thin ribbon OR raffia OR
string OR wool -- must be long enough to loop around the
- Optional: something to color with
- Optional: craft foam or thin cardboard
- Optional: glitter glue or sparkles
- Print out the template of choice (we have two different templates
to choose from).
- Color (as necessary) and cut out the template pieces.
- An adult can cut out the pieces before hand.
- If you want the children to be able to color them after cutting
them out, put a roll of masking tape on the back of each piece and
tape it to a scrap of paper. That way it won't slip around
when the child is coloring
- Optional: fill in each of the letters in D A D and/or the
heart with glitter
glue or sparkles. Kids love sparkles but my kitchen floor
- Optional: cut out a circle of craft foam or cardstock/poster board. You can trace circles using a cup or lid.
- Make sure the circle is a bit bigger than the heart.
- Glue the heart to the circle.
- Glue each of the letters and the heart onto the ribbon, keeping them spaced
evenly (ish) -- try to get the kids to do them evenly and straight but
try not to be a control freak *laugh*.
- You can use a strip of construction paper instead of a ribbon!
- You may find the edges of the paper hearts curl a bit or that they
don't stick to the ribbon as well as you'd hoped.
- We resolved this by cutting a strip of thin cardboard, flipping the
ribbon over and gluing it to the back of the heart.
- This helps keep the template piece flat and adds extra reinforcement to
attach the piece to the ribbon (we had nice wide ribbon, so didn't
really need the reinforcement... If you were using thin curling type
ribbon you likely would).
- Glue the "top" image near the very top of the ribbon.
OPTIONS TO TEMPLATE TOPS:
Here are some thoughts for template tops you
might like to make instead.
- Photo of child. Glue to a paper
doily. Write the child's name and the date underneath and give
- Handprint. Cut it out -- write the
child's name and the year on the front. .
- To finish the craft tie a bow of the string or raffia around the top
of the ribbon (or glue/tape it on if you're using construction
paper). Make a loop big enough to fit over the doorknob and hang
it up! (or hang it from a pushpin on the wall).
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Baseball I Love dad Template (color)
Puppy I Love dad Template (color)
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