- Write the saying on one side of the bookmark and then have the children decorate the other side with their fingerprints.
- Cover the bookmark with contact paper.
- Punch a hole in the top and add some yarn. Cut about 4 strand of yarn about 8 inches long. Put the strands together and fold in half. Place the folded end through the hole so that a loop shows through the other side. Bring all the stands on the other end through the loop and pull tight.
Poem: These are my fingerprints tiny and small.
To place in your Bible Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Reminding you the whole year through, the best gift of all — is my love for you.
Fathers Day Crafts
Ahead of class time, cut out ties from the poster board, about 17″ long, and make them much fatter than a normal man’s tie - with a knot type shape at the top. Have the kids glue their picture in the middle of the tie and then have them write on it and decorate it with glitter, buttons, sequins, anything to sparkle it up will do. Be sure to have them sign and date it. Write “Daddy (or Grandpa), I love you!, and something from their heart. Then punch holes at the top and string the yarn through so that dad can actually wear it.
- Glue craft spoons onto the back of a paint stick about 4 inches down from the top at a 45-degree angle to the craft stick to make the arms.
- Cut the small ends off two craft spoons to make feet and glue them on to the bottom of the craft stick.
- Glue on two tiny wooden circles for ears, and wiggly eyes.
- Cut out clothes from material using your doll to make the pattern and then glue them on.
- Glue on a clothespin on each arm so that the man can hold notes.
- Use markers to draw on the mouth and shoes and paint or color to finish.
- Put a tiny note in one hand and write something on it to give to dad.
Cut oval shapes out of paper and writing I LOVE DADDY! Tape the sign to the back of each child.
- Take a picture of your child in his father’s clothes or doing something that his father likes to do like reading, watching TV, gardening, playing baseball, cooking, working on the car, etc.
- Cut out a frame to fit the picture and write a saying on the bottom. Have your child decorate the frame.
Cut out the pattern of a small truck. Have children color it and put their name on it and the year. Laminate the truck for it to last longer. Glue the truck onto the colored clothespin. Put refrigerator magnet on back of clothespin. Now he can hang notes on the refrigerator.
- If you are using a metal lid, sand it to make it ruff. Have an adult spread the epoxy glue over the top of the lid and then put small amounts of glue on the peanuts and stick them to the top of the lid. Let the glue dry. Use tacky glue (a child can do this part) to glue the rest of the nuts on the top making a pile of nuts. Let the glue dry and then paint with gold or other color of paint.
- Draw a label on a piece of paper and write, “Dad, I’m nuts about you! Decorate the label and glue it onto the jar.
- Pre-wash the T-shirt.
- When dried sketch what you would like to include on the shirt.
- Place the piece of cardboard inside the shirt for support (leave it inside when using the fabric paint).
- It can be pictures of dad’s favorite things (fishing pole, for example). You can also write “World’s Favorite Dad”.
- Don’t forget that the shirt has both a front and back!
- After you have drawn what you want to include use the fabric paint to decorate.
- Have your kids make their Dads a “Best Dad” award this Father’s Day! Start by cutting a circle out of the paper. Make the circle a little smaller than the lid. Cover the lid with foil. With markers, write this poem on the paper circle, or have the child make one of their own: Best Dad My Dad is The Best, you see, Because he takes good care of me.
My Dad’s the best in every way, I love you, Dad. Happy Father’s Day!
- Glue the poem onto the foil covered lid. Take a length of ribbon and glue to the back so you can hang this around Dad’s neck. You may want to hot glue the ribbon on, if so, be sure to have an adult use the hot glue gun. Finish this off by adding the date, the child’s name, and a little glitter!!!
The best apron for the best dad!