Saturday

Father's Day Craft Ideas?

check this out Hello Nannies and parents,
Fathers day is fast approaching and I was wondering whether any of you had any good ideas for making gifts for Dads with young kids (under 4) I had lots of lovely ideas for mum and we ended up making some great clay hand prints and cool cards but Dad seems to be much harder to think of ideas for. The Internet seems to throw me lots of ideas around the tie concept which is pretty lame.

I also wondered whether all of you go to the effort of making gifts/crafts with your kids for these kind of holidays for the parents. We made some fantastic Christmas gifts for mb/db and although I have a great relationship with them they didn't mention anything about it after the holidays but I am sure that they were pleased. Thanks for your collective wisdom!


5 comments:

Busha said...

In my preschool there was one that the dad's loved.. a cooking project where we made homemade barbecue sauce and put it into a bi jar and the children made the labels. Every age can really participate from measuring to stirring! Another very fun gift is a photo card to music made on Smilebox and sent on the computer. You can even pick your own music which makes it all the more personal.

Sarah said...

My DB really likes the kids art and art in general so this year the boys are finger painting on mounted canvas :) Mothers Day we did hand-prints in clay.

Busha said...

Canvas reminded me! Once, when the little boy I cared for was just walking, for the parent's anniversary, I had him step in a cookie sheet painted lightly with paint and toddle across a larger sized canvas. We then decorated with a light sprinkling of sand. and decopauged photos of baby taking his first steps. I can't make it sound as beautiful as it turned out, but it was very sweet. They loved it!

Nay the Nanny said...

One year I had my toddlers make frames, and then I dressed them up in their daddy's clothes and took a picture and the frames were captioned "Daddy's Little Girl" and "Daddy's Little Boy." =)

Nicki Babysits said...

When I was a kindergartener we made pinch pots for Father's Day gifts, and my dad still has his! I've repeated this project with children I've worked with. You can find self-drying clay, or clay that can be dried in a regular ovenn. All you have to do is make a ball and dig your thumbs into one spot on it to make a hole. Then the child (you can help) simply "pinches" around the edge of the hole, going around and around, so the hole gets deeper and wider until it is like a little bowl. After drying, the children can also paint it, making it even more personal! My dad always used his to keep his extra coins, keys, and nick-nacks in.