Snacks and Treats
5. Start the day by giving dad a great card. Walmart has a wide selection of greeting cards you can pair with your own (and your children’s) creativity. Grab some brightly-coloured paper, markers and a glue stick. Then, add on a funny pun! “Owl always love you!” or “We have so mushroom in our hearts for a fungi like you!” And, for the Star Wars dad, “Yoda best!”
7. Craft a bowl for dad’s keys using a salt dough recipe. Pile rolled lengths of dough to form a bowl and bake in a 180°C oven for about two hours to ensure the bowl is firm. Let cool and paint with acrylics. Messy Little Monster recommends adding a coat of varnish to help ensure your homemade keepsake will last. (Save this salt dough recipe to make Christmas ornaments!)
8. Even the wee ones can decorate a coffee mug for dad! Choose a white ceramic mug from Walmart’s collection. Apply stickers with fun shapes or tape (or both) to make a random design or spell “DAD.” Paint over the whole mug with Painters Bright Colours markers by Elmer’s. Peel off the stickers or tape (or both) to reveal your design. Or, draw your own artwork on the mug. See how simple it can be by watching this short video on YouTube.
9. Make a DIY coupon book that entitles dad to some of the things he enjoys doing or that he might need. From “30 minutes of quiet” to “A free day to go fishing,” he’ll probably take you up on the coupons, so think carefully about what you write on them!
10 A simple DIY for dad the kids can help create—and that must be supervised—is a picture frame made of salt dough, using the same recipe as in #7.
Now, roll and shape it into whatever shape you want—spell out “DAD” so that photos go within the Ds. To finish off, place the dough into the oven at 100°C—the amount of time it’ll need to bake will depend on the size and thickness of the creation, but generally, baking time is a couple of hours.
Gadgets on the Go
Despite what some say, there’s nothing wrong with giving dad a new tie for Father’s Day. Or, you could show him that you get him by giving him a gift for his Man Cave! No matter how you choose to celebrate the new dad in your life, he’ll feel the love after you give him your one-of-a-kind gift.
Happy Father’s Day!