By DIY Diva Malia Karlinsky, GalTime.com
Father's Day DIY Gifts! simple home decor and party projects for father's day
He's the guy that tosses the baseball around with the kids, wipes away tears and gives hugs… and this weekend-it's time to make HIM feel special. Forget the mall and make something meaningful instead. With a little help from Mom, children can create their own one-of-a-kind gifts for Dad.
3 Father's Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Chalkboard Frame 1. Chalkboard Frame
Framed photos are always fabulous. For this simple project, the kids paint a wooden frame with chalkboard paint. Chalkboard paint is available at craft and home improvement stores. It's pretty good proof-just paint a couple layers and let it "cure" for a day. For an added touch, score some scrabble tiles at the thrift store or find similar wooden letters at the craft store and spell a message out to Dad.
Add a favorite photo and kids can use chalk or chalk pens to write Dad a message or draw a picture… and then erase and change it up anytime they're inspired.
Dollar Store Plate2. Dollar Store Plate
Here's a super CHEAP idea that's a cinch. Grab a white plate at a dollar store or thrift store and some oil-based Sharpie pens. Kids can trace their hands on the plate… and write their names and the date. It makes a special (and permanent) Father's Day gift and reminder that Dad can enjoy for future Father's Days. Do a plate a year to create a fun collection.
3. "All About My Dad" Printable Gift
This is a cool idea. Just print it out and let your child fill it out. There are places for kids to fill in how old dad is, and how much he weighs… favorite food and drink etc. Then add a 4 x 6 photo and pop in a frame. This makes a funny and sweet reminder Dad will enjoy reading and rereading.
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Free Father's Day Printables: And to coordinate with the "All About My Dad" printable… here's a whole FREE collection of "retro" Father's Day Party Printables, including cards, party circles (for cupcake toppers) and tags.
1. Click this link for the "Kingpin Collection" Father's Day Printables
2. Click actions, then view all sizes, then select "original," save to your computer and print.
Bowling Pin Vases Bowling Pin Vases: To make darling "bowling pin" vases to coordinate-spray paint "pre-used" glass soda bottles white, add some rik rac and a flower. It's a fun way to add blooms to your celebration… and it's still pretty "masculine."
Whatever you and and the kids choose to do for Father's Day-- keep it simple and homemade and Dad is sure to love it!
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