Among the Father’s Day gifts most treasured by Dads are the paperweights, pencil holders and cards hand crafted by their children. Here are three Father’s Day art projects for kids.
Father’s Day Paperweight. Simple enough for even preschoolers to make (with a little help), but striking and utilitarian, this Father’s Day gift from Kaboose.com (crafts.kaboose.com/dad-rocks-paperweight) will add a bit of pizzazz to any Dad’s desk. It requires a smooth rock about the size of a palm (preferably with one flat side), acrylic paint, acrylic glue in gold and silver, acrylic sealer spray, and a black marker. Before starting, wash the rock well and let it dry. Paint it with acrylic paint, let the paint dry, and then apply a second coat of paint. Once the second coat of paint dries, paint the rock with a thin layer of gold glitter glue. When the glitter glue is dry, use a glitter glue bottle to write a message to Dad on the rock in silver glitter glue. It can be as simple as I Love You or maybe Dad Rocks, You’re the Best, or World’s Greatest Dad. Let the writing dry, then outline the letters with black marker so that they stand out. Spray the rock with acrylic sealer. Put it in a box and wrap.
Golf Bear Craft. Any Dad who is a golfer will love this charming bear from DLTK Crafts. This project is appropriate for children as young as three. It requires a toilet paper roll tube, a printer (to print out the necessary templates), a piece of paper, crayons, and glue. Print out the free templates at www.dltk-holidays.com/golfbear. If you print out the black and white templates, have the children color them as desired. Glue the large rectangle on the toilet paper tube to cover it, then glue on the arms, legs, head and tie (this is optional) as shown on the DLTK Craft Website. Give this friendly little bear to Dad on Father’s Day.
Dad, I’m Nuts about You Father’s Day Card Craft. Now that you have a Father’s Day gift for Dad, you’ll want to make a card to accompany it. There are plenty of choices, but one that is cute, fun and easy to make is the Dad, I’m Nuts about You Father’s Day Card Craft at Danielle’s Place (www.daniellesplace.com). Go to the Danielle’s Place Website and print out the peanut patterns onto light brown paper. Color the pieces and then cut them out. Glue a colorful piece of construction paper on a slightly larger black piece of construction paper so that a black border shows on all four sides. Glue the peanut man on the paper and glue on his arms and legs. Decorate the paper with the smaller peanuts, leaving room for a Father’s Day message. Write the message on the card (it could be I’m Nuts about You, I’m Nutty for You, or Happy Father’s Day from your Little Peanut). Put the finished card with the Father’s Day gift you made for Dad.
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