DIY for Dad's Day
Nothing says "I love you, Dad" quite like a homemade gift for
Father's Day. Diane Adair, an elementary school art teacher for
Michigan's Rochester Community Schools, suggests some easy projects
you can do with your kids.
Take an empty soup or vegetable can, remove the label and clean
it well. Tear little pieces of masking tape and place them
horizontally around the can, leaving the rough edges. Use a rag to
wipe brown shoe polish over the tape, use another rag to wipe off
the excess polish. "It has the look of leathery bark and makes a
great pencil holder," Adair says.
Make Father's Day a noteworthy event with a nifty notebook. Help
your child cut out construction paper covers and blank inside pages
using a cardboard template of something Dad likes, such as a car or
a fish. Punch holes in one end and fasten with string.
Handprints are another favorite. Use water-based paint to place
your child's handprint on a piece of paper or card stock. Once the
paint is dry, your child can use a marker to write five reasons he
or she loves Dad, such as "He takes me to the park." Use the image
to create a card or a piece of wall art.
Not crafty? No worries. Dads love massage too, so pick up a
Massage Envy gift card for Father's Day this year.