This Father's Day, skip the store-bought tie and have the kids make something themselves to thank Daddy for all he does! We've got unique craft suggestions from baby to school-ager.
Babies and Toddlers
Any scribbles can turn into the cutest homemade luggage tag! All you need is paper and crayons or markers—let your toddler go to town making any design they like! Then cut and slip into a clear luggage tag holder and add a ribbon to secure. What a personal and adorable way to identify Dad's luggage in the airport!
Little ones LOVE fingerprint stamping! It's a fun way to get them to practice their letter formation too. You can review letter sounds and have them fingerprint over traced letters to make it easier for them.
If you have multi-coloured stamp pads that makes it a bit more colouful, but any pad will do. Trace letters onto white paper and show your little artist how to press and stamp onto the paper.
It's also a very cute reminder of how tiny their fingerprints are at this age!
Older ones with a bit more patience for letting paint dry can make a pet rock family for Dad this Father's Day. You will need a flowerpot base, rocks (this is the fun part for the kids to find!), glue, googly eyes, buttons and paint.
Paint the flower pot base and then glue the rock family on top. Kids will enjoy deciding which one is mom, dad, and themselves of course! Add googly eyes and button noses to complete the look. You could also use pipe cleaners or feathers for hair (or leave Dad bald if that's how he looks!)
The Whole Fam-Damily
What an adorable way to involve the entire family in making a photo collage. Grab a 'D' and 'A' from the dollar store, and set up the kids holding them. The great thing about this idea is that no one needs to pose together! Print the photos and slide into a 3-photo frame. You can also easily combine the pictures with a free online collage program like picmonkey.
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there—from all the mamas at momstown!