Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dad's Day

We go to school until the end of June. Since Friday is Father's Day, we've been frantically working on a Dad's Day craft. On top of finishing everything up. And planning for all the year-end festivities. Good gracious.
Here is the craft in pictures. I am not going to lie-it was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be. Tying 24 little ties out of ribbon was not fun. However, the end result is worth it. I've been assured by my hubby that the dad's will love these pencil/ pen/scissor/trinket holders.
The kids also made a card to go along with their gift. The card is full of details about each child's dad. His height, weight, eye colour, favourite food, sport, activity...VERY sweet and absolutely priceless. One dad weighs 10 pounds and is 8 feet tall. Another has red eyes and was born in 1824. Love them!

Step 1: Assemble materials. 
I used 1 soup can, 1 strip of mack tack, ribbon, three buttons and a head cut out for each child.

Here is a close up of the bristol board head. I made a template and then cut out each head shape for the kids. We have learned how to draw faces this year, so I reviewed the steps and had them create a portrait of their dad.

After dad's face is drawn and coloured, I attached it to the metal can under the mack tack. The kids then chose 3 buttons to hot glue (I did the gluing) to the front of dad's shirt. Tricky-I had to learn how to tie a tie. Not fun. However, I grew up around horses and it turns out that tying a tie is a lot like tying a girth on a saddle. Who knew? 

Another cute example. Check out dad's glasses and goatee.

Lovin' the spiky hair.

A close-up of the paisley tie. Cuz it's so gosh darn ADORABLE.

The kids are so excited to give these to their dad's on Father's Day. It was really inexpensive (ribbon, mack tack, glue came from Dollarama) and relatively easy. The ties were the hardest part-hubby helped me with the last ten because I had to bring them home to finish. All said, they were definitely worth it!
What are you doing for Father's Day?


  1. We made a book with all those funny responses you were talking about. Dads sure do love being loved on.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. How cute is that?!?! I like the idea of the card to go with it too. :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. These are Ah-dorable! I'm your newest follower and a brand new blogger. I would love for you to check out my blog.

    Teaching Maddeness


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