3 DIY Father’s Day crafts Dad will actually use – and cherish
By Aimee Heckel
Truly, there’s nothing cuter than getting a Popsicle stick and yarn-crafted gift from your proud kids, knowing it came from their little hearts. And it’s soul-melting when your little munchkin hands you a scribbled-on piece of paper wrapped around a rock with the words “Just for you, Mom!”
But let’s get real for a secret second, why don’t we? What do you do with these all these crafts over time?
You put them on display for a few days. Maybe even a couple of weeks. But, eventually, the rock returns from whence it came, and the Popsicle stick glob ends up in the trashcan, hidden under a mountain of old lasagna. Even if you wanted to, you just can’t keep every creation from your kids.
Unless you step in and offer some help. (‘Round here, we call this cheap entertainment.) Here are some adorable crafts you and your children can make for Dad this Father’s Day. They’re kid-made, so they’re adorably sentimental. But they’re Mom-assisted, so they’re also actually useful.
1. Handprint art. Make a tree out of your kids’ hand prints and frame it. Or have Mom design a shadow box with a quote, and attach paper outlines of each kids’ hands on different printed paper. The list of hand print art ideas is endless. And with a nice frame like this adorable hanging frame with a bow at Hobby Lobby ($14.99), it’s totally wall-worthy.
(Photo from Tipjunkie.com.)
2. Something simple, like bottle “ties.” Simply pick up Dad’s favorite six-pack of bottles (think soda, beer or even hot sauce, if he’s that kind of guy) and print out these little paper shirts and ties. Color them with your kids, write personalized messages on the back and slip them over the neck of the bottles. It’s a simple, inexpensive way to add some color and spirit to a gift that Dad will truly enjoy using.
Read more at theidearoom.net. (Photo courtesy of theidearoom.net.)
Looking for a special kind of bottled soda? Check out the Soda Emporium, where you can find old-school, rare and quirky beverages online, like Dr. Pepper made with cane sugar.
3. Use Dad’s favorite object ever: duct tape. Make dad a duct-tape crown and fill it with popcorn, candy or cookies. Or make a duct-tape crown beer holder. Click here to visit the Hostess with the Mostess blog, where you will find detailed instructions, patterns and even print-outs that you can use to decorate the amazing creations.
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