Last minute Father’s Day Crafts

June 17, 2012 - Filed under Father's Day

Still scrambling for a last minute gift for dad? Don’t worry it’s not too late to whip up something fun and personal. Check out these easy ideas sure to make dad smile.

Last minute Fathers Day Crafts

1. Get outside with the chalk! This is a fun idea to get the kids involved. Simply pick a spot on your driveway or sidewalk and create a fun scene then step back and take some pictures.

2. Paper Picture Frame – Show dad how much you love him with this cute picture frame. Trim your photos to fit the openings of the letters and you’ve got yourself a fun photo frame.

3. Photo collage – Another great photo idea, especially if you’ve got lots of kids. Have them spell out your message to dad, or if hold fun signs to create a photo collage.

4. Super Hero Coasters – Got a comic loving dad? Why not make him his own set of coasters from a graphic novel. Just be sure not to cut up his favorite one.

5. Monogrammed Mug – Make dad his own personal coffee mug. Add his initial, spell out DAD, or even write him a little father’s day message, and he’ll be reminded just how much you love him everyday.

6. Homemade Hot Sauce – Hop in the kitchen and make your dad his very own fiery hot sauce. Perfect for a summer of grilling.

7. I love you this…. much – Show dad just how much you love him with this cute and easy card. Simply trace around your hands and stick them together with a folded strip of paper and your message to dad.

8. Tee-riffic dad – It doesn’t get any easier than this. Pick up a bag of golf tees and use this free printable label, to show your golf loving dad just how great he is.

Posted by: kelly

Children’s Nature Hunt

June 7, 2012 - Filed under Children, How-to, Paper goods

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Summer is just around the corner, and with the weather warming up, thoughts turn to picnics in the park, lazy days at the beach and all sorts of outdoor activities. To kick off the season I headed off on a weekend camping trip with my family. I was looking for something fun to do with my nephew and thought that a scavenger hunt would be a great way to spend some time together and enjoy the outdoors.

He’s only three, so I wanted to keep it picture based, with simple items we could easily find. I decided to laminate it so he could use it again either in his own back yard, or a trip to the park with friends. I’m really happy with the way it turned out, and we had a great time exploring nature together.

DIY Nature Hunt

How to:

  1. Draw out your items – I did mine in Adobe Illustrator, but you could just as easily draw them by hand.
  2. Print, Cut, Glue – I printed 6 items to a standard 8.5×11″ page. And cut them out with an exacto knife. I found some really fun nature themed paper at my local craft store and cut them into slightly larger squares so you could see the fun pattern.
  3. Laminate – I wanted this to be something that would last, so I took it to a copy shop to get laminated, and then recut the squares.
  4. Put it together – I punched a hole in each of the cards and srung them together with some rustic twine and added a few beads for fun.
  5. Enjoy – Head out into your local woods and see how many items you can find.

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Nature Hunt

Posted by: kelly