Father’s Day is this weekend! To celebrate Father’s Day this year, I wanted to share a simple and fun card idea Hudson and I did together this week! It involves colored pasta, which we played with before putting the card together as a way to review our colors.
How to Dye Pasta
This was our first time dyeing pasta and it is super simple. It is a fun morning activity to have your little one help with.
All you need is:
- Bow tie Pasta (we just used a total of 16)
- Rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover or vinegar (ideally vinegar, but nail polish remover was the only thing I had on hand)
- Food coloring
- ziplock bags (one for each color)
- one mason jar
To dye pasta, simply put the amount of pasta you wish to dye that color in ziplock bag. Place bag in mason jar (see picture above). Then, put one tablespoon of liquid (we used nail polish remover) and as many drops of food coloring. The more drops of food coloring, the more vibrant the color on the pasta. Seal bag and shake and incorporate the color throughout the pasta. Repeat this for each color.
Set pasta to dry on a piece or parchment paper or wax paper. Let dry for 3-4 hours.
Bowtie Father’s Day Card
For the card, all you need is:
- White card stock
- Construction paper to cut out “big” shirt for dad and “small” shirt for child.
- Photo cut out of head of dad and child
- Glitter (optional, but fun for decorating)
As Hudson was taking his nap, I setup everything for the card. I glued the shirts, glued the photos, and wrote a Father’s Day message.
When Hudson was up, he got some time to play with the colored pasta and we worked on sorting the pasta based on color. This was a fun way for us to review colors!
Once he was over the pasta, I let him choose the bowtie he wanted to give to dad and himself. He chose red and so then he found the matching red bowtie and placed it on his shirt. I helped him glue the pasta on the shirt. Then, he decorated the shirts with glue and glitter.
This was super simple, but the perfect card! I love how it incorporates a matching photo of my husband and son (they are both wearing Yankee baseball caps!). The red bow tie pasta is also a really fun and unique touch.
Hope everyone has an amazing day celebrating all the amazing dads out there!
And to Lance, thank you for truly being the best dad to Hudson. You love our son so well and I am so thankful!
Happy Father’s Day!