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

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

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

  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. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oooh I LOVE the birthday balloons!!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  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.

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

  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!

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

    Natasha xxx

  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.

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

    - Kathryn

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

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


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