Silhouette Father’s Day Card and Poem

Best Nanny Newsletter Father's DayFather’s Day Card

Make this Silhouette Father’s Day Card with your Nanny Kids to give to your Dad Boss. This card works for both girls and boys and can be made in any color combination that makes a good contrast. We used the poem found at but you can add an extra message of love inside when the children sign their name. You can print the project using a template and use a photos instead by clicking the link for original project idea.

You Will Need:

8 1/2 x 11 Light Color Card Stock
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Contrasting Color Construction PaperBest Nanny Newsletter Father's Day1.jpeg
Glue Stick

What to Do:

  1. Sit the child in a chair next to a flat wall of door. Have the child sit so their profile will show on the wall. Prop a flashlight on a table so that it shines on the child so the shadow of their profile is on the wall.
  2. Tape a piece of card stock on the wall. Ask the child to sit still and trace their shadow onto the paper.
  3. Cut out the child’s profile.
  4. Write the poem on your card stock.
  5. Paste the silhouette with poem on it onto the construction paper.
  6. Have the child sign the card and it will become one of Dad’s favorite keepsakes for years to come.


When I grow up
I want to be
Just the way you
are to me.

Always there to
show the way
So my feet don’t
go astray.

Loving, caring
smiling too,
Yes indeed,
I’ll be like you!


Idea from
Photos by Stephanie Felzenberg

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