Feeling a bit crafty these days? Or maybe you just need some fun projects to keep the kids occupied this summer!
With Father’s Day coming up in just a few days, it’s the perfect time to make some fun, handmade gifts for dad.
Here are links to to some unique projects that Dad (or Grandpa) is sure to love:
Tiny Polaroid Magnets: You probably have some great pics of the kids just lying around (ok, probably they’re actually stored on your computer). These lovely polaroid magnets are easy to make with the downloadable template. Perfect new dad gift (it’ll take Mom 1 baby naptime to make), or a great craft for older (computer-wise) kids to make.
Tin Can Treats: What Dad doesn’t love snacks? For this great project, you empty tin cans, fill them with Dad’s favorite treats, then decorate the tin cans. An adult will need to help younger children (you have to cut the can open and re-attach the lid), but kids of all ages will love choosing the snacks and decorating the cans.
Father’s Day Sea-Theme Keepsake Box: A fun and easy keepsake box that younger children will love to make.
Father’s Day Picture Puzzle: Attach your favorite photo to popsicle sticks, then cut the sticks apart to create a puzzle. Easy, but involves cutting with an Exacto knife that, so Mom or another adult will need to help younger children.
Father’s Day Banner, Tags, and Cupcake Topper Free Printables: Make Dad feel super special by printing out special decorations and tags just for Father’s Day! Computer-literate kids can download these adorable printables on their own, and the whole family can enjoy decorating for Father’s Day.
Dad’s Token Tin: A gorgeous take on the time-honored Father’s Day coupons. Download printables to decorate a round tin. The kids write on tokens what they’re going to do for Dad, and put them in the tin.
We Love You to Pieces: Amazingly easy, but cute. Fill an empty container with Reese’s Pieces, decorate with free downloadable printable, and you’ve got a yummy Father’s Day gift!
Easy Silhouette: I never knew it was so easy to make a silhouette! This doesn’t require any special computer software, and can be done in just a few minutes. This would make a great family tradition to give to Dad or Grandpa each year on Father’s Day.
Create a Funny Video Starring Dad: Just upload a picture of Dad’s face to any of JibJab’s hilarious video ecards like the one below and you have a gift that will have Dad laughing in no time. JibJab is not free- it costs $1/month for a huge selection of ecards – but you can save with this coupon: Save 10% on a 12-Month JibJab.com Subscription with Code FDAY10, through 6/20/11
What are you giving for Father’s Day this year? Do you usually make crafts? If you have any ideas to Father’s Day crafts, please let me know in the comment section – I’d love to hear your ideas! Thanks!