Fabulous Father’s Day Crafts!

Fabulous Father’s Day Crafts!

In celebration of Father’s Day on June 15th, we share with you some ideas for easy gifts and crafts for the father in your family! Of course, Dad will still love a tie, mug or framed photo, but if you have a few extra minutes – why don’t you try some of these crafts? Your child can personalize each one in his own special way and create a gift that dad will never forget.

Father’s Day Crafts

My Dad Rocks Paper Weight

My Dad Rocks Paperweight

My Dad Rocks Painted Paperweight. Image and Idea courtesy of Our Family World.

This original craft from Our Family World gives step by step instructions how to create a one-of-a-kind paper weight for dad.  It’s something he can take to work and think about the kids all day!Materials:

  • 1 rock heavy enough to weigh down paper, about a palm size
  • Acrylic paint (use whatever color is your dad’s favorite color
  • Gold glitter glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic sealer spray
  • Black marker
  • Soap and Water
  • Towel

Directions:

  1. Choose a rock that is heavy enough to hold papers down without getting blown away.
  2. Wash rock and be sure you get all of the cracks and crevices.
  3. Wipe the water off with a towel.
  4. Allow rock to air dry.
  5. When rock is thoroughly dry, paint with acrylic paint.
  6. Once the paint is dry add a second coat.
  7. Once this coat is dry, add a thin layer of the glitter glue.
  8. Once your layer of glitter glue is dry, write the words “Dad rocks” on the rock
  9. Allow to dry overnight.
  10. Get an adult to spray the whole surface of the rock with the acrylic sealer.
  11. Put in a decorative bag to give to Dad on Father’s day.

Another CUTE Dad Rocks Homemade Paperweight

from Amanda Formaro’s creative site Crafts By Amanda.

Dad Rocks Paperweight

Dad Rocks Paperweight! Image and Idea courtesy of Crafts by Amanda

Materials:

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • bowl
  • cookie sheet
  • 1/2 cup pea gravel

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, salt and water together in a bowl. If dough is too sticky add small amounts of flour until it is doughy and pliable. Be careful not to add too much as the dough will dry out and your creation will crack.
  3. Shape a piece of the dough into a ball in your hands. Place the ball on the cookie sheet and flatten to about 1/2? thickness.
  4. Carefully select pieces of pea gravel to spell out “DAD ROCKS”. Press them firmly but gently into the salt dough.
  5. Bake your paperweight for 2-2.5 hours until completely dry.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool before handling or removing from cookie sheet.
  7. Optional: You can spray your creation with acrylic sealer or paint it with a clear coat sealer.

Chalkboard Mug

This clever idea comes from Chelsea Thom of Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles.

Chalkboard Mug

Chalkboard Mug for Dad! Image and Idea Courtesy of Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles

Materials:

  1. Chalkboard paint
  2. A mug
  3. Painters Tape
  4. Paint brush

Directions:

Tape off the area you’d like to paint & then paint with chalkboard paint. Make sure you read the instructions on your specific can or bottle of chalkboard paint, because some require you to wait a certain amount of time before you begin writing on it.


Whatever you have in store for Dad – enjoy your day!

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