Now I’m not usually the type to get too crafty (read: I have all the ambition in the world, yet the skill level of a kindergartner and the budget of starving college student), but something about Father’s Day makes me want to create something special with the kids to honor their dad who is the most important man in all of our lives. After doing some research on the most credible site there is, ahem Pinterest, I found a couple projects that don’t even scare ME off. Which means, if you know your way around some markers and a pair of scissors, you should be all set too!
1. Buy a chalk board, chalk and a frame, dress kids real cute (aka brush their hair), take some pictures, print pictures at CVS straight from your phone, and put them into said purchased frame. Voila! You have a personal Father’s Day present, and that new wall art you’ve always needed.
2. This one cracks me up because it comes with the added bonus of potential humiliation as obviously Dad now has to wear it out of the house and into the office. But realistically, the kids would have a great time decorating something for him to wear to work where he can show off their handiwork and love. And really, all you need for this one is some white paper, scissors, and whatever coloring or decorating supplies you can get your hands on (hint: check under the kids’ beds..I find endless amounts of long, lost Crayolas under there). Bonus points for usage of stickers!
3. This one would be truly special for each child to come up with things they specifically love about their dad, because I’m sure while some ideas would overlap from kid to kid, some would also be unique about their own experiences with him. This is a fun idea for each kid to include in their card, whether it involves this messy hand-paint situation, or not.
4. I am definitely guilty of creating a “Coupon Book” for my dad when I was little, which he actually still has to this day (pretty sure he has been hounding me for that car wash for about 15 years now). While the printables sure are cute, nothing beats handmade. Once again, all you’d need is paper, pens, scissors and a stapler – essentials even we already have in our household.
5. For this one, it would be fun to have each kid come up with their own “award” for Dad. Let them get creative about why he is most special to them, and then hold a mini awards ceremony in which they present them to him and get to have their special moment with the man they worship.
Let’s be honest though: you really can’t go wrong with whatever you have the kids make for Dad. Odds are as long as it is something they took the time to think of and make, he will be touched. So good luck, and happy “crafting!”