Fingerprint Birthday Cards

It was my husband's birthday last week so we had some fun making birthday cards.  We did two different kinds.  For the card from my 3 year old, I cut out 4 large rectangles and 3 small rectangles.
I helped Drew glue them into a cake shape.
We used his finger print for the flames on the candles.
For Daddy's card from our 2 year old, I just let her dip her fingers in paint and press them wherever she wanted.
This is what we ended up with:
I outlined the prints and added some strings to make balloons.
One of our favorite birthday books is Happy Birthday, Baby .  My daughter got this for her first birthday, but my son is the one who asks to read it all the time.  I think he likes the interactive pages and fun Dr. Suess illustrations and rhyme.  The Great Birthday Bird takes the birthday boy for a fun ride into a flower garden where they have a hot dog lunch.  Afterward, they wash up in the "ketchup mustard off pool".  The book ends with a giant birthday cake!

As one of his gifts, I made this cute car shirt from The Blue Basket. The idea is that the kids play with their cars and Dad gets a back massage.
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13 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, um... Happy Birthday, Uncle John!

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  2. DH's birthday is coming up. I'm pinning the fingerprint balloons, love it!!!

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  3. beyond cute! i like the fingerprint balloon one! and the car massage tshirt, it too awesome! gonna head over there now!

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  4. So cute! I love anything with finger or hand prints. I'm also a reading specialist, but in NY. I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance check out the thumb print valentines we made. http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/01/thumb-valentines.html Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oooh I LOVE the birthday balloons!!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  6. That is so cute!! I love the idea of having the kids help make it. So fun!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  7. Those birthday cards turned out really cute! And I love the shirt you made for your hubby. What a cool idea!

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  8. How cute! It's so fun that you involve your kids in making cards. I bet it makes them feel so special! I also love the shirt! how fun!

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  9. love these cards!! pinning them and also sharing on my facebook page

    Natasha xxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the balloon thumbprints so cute, but that tee-shirt took all my attention away from your original post. How awesome! Thanks for linking it to Monday Madness.

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  11. This idea and your blog are so cute! I would LOVE for you to link this up to my link party!
    Thanks!

    - Kathryn
    http://www.destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/01/destination-cutesy-monday_30.html

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  12. Very cute cards, but I am loving that awesome shirt as well.

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  13. What a great way to personalize cards! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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