Boot Print Poem

Boot Print Poem for Father's Day

Nothing say’s Happy Father’s Day like a homemade card! Let’s put a spin on it this year and capture Daddy and son(s) foot prints.  We can’t spoil the surprise, so let’s use Dads boot print! The original craft and poem was spotted on Nichole Ann’s blog. Pop over and see her beautiful print too!

Materials Needed:

  • Construction paper, 9 x 12
  • White paper w/printed poem, 8 1/2 x 11
  • Washable paint, non-toxic
  • Paper plates
  • Large sponge brush
  • Glue stick

What’s Next:

  1. Print poem on white paper.
  2. Glue onto colored construction paper to create a bright border. Tip: If you only have standard sized construction paper just scale the poem size down and cut it smaller than 8 1/2 x 11.
  3. Now, time to paint! Add paint to paper plates.  Using a large sponge brush, paint the bottom of Dads boot with a washable paint and press onto the poem.
  4. Tips: Lighter colors work well, as you’re covering the majority of the poem.  Also, a construction boot with minimal paint works best — tread is higher so it’s easier to see the poem.
  5. Next, using another color, gently press your child’s foot into the paint.  Stamp over the boot print. Again, use minimal paint so it doesn’t get all globby.

boot print poem wording for Father's Day card


Walk a Little Slower Daddy

“Walk a Little slower, Daddy.” said a little child so small.
I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up, You’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you!!
– Bobbie Norman

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