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A collection of ideas/projects to help celebrate Father's Day!
Father's Day Gift Idea
Posted by:Ann #75196

Tell Dad you love him with a sweet bag of Father's Day treats - each item has a note attached explaining the significance:
Tootsie Roll - to show the big ROLL you play in my life
100 Grand Candy Bar - to show you how much you are worth to me
Bag of Popcorn - to let you know that without our pop, our family would not be CORN-plete
Bag of Peanuts - to tell you I'm nuts over you
Hershey's Kiss - to show you how much I love you
Mint - to show my appreciation of your commit-MINT to me
Roll of LIfesavers - for how you protect me from danger and show me right from wrong.

These can all be in a bag together or you can send dad on a treasure hunt with clues on index cards -

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Dad's Pad
Posted by:Brigid #95203

We made a "Dad's Pad" in second grade and in kindergarten. You get stiff paper or light cardboard, cover it with construction paper (9x12), have the children trace a tie out of construction paper. They get to decorate it with whatever they think their dad really likes (i.e., fish, baseball, stripes, etc.) and glue that as a decoration to the pad. Then I give each of them a small pad of paper to attach to the pad. If I have one available, I glue a picture of the child on the pad. The title of "Dad's Pad" is written on it by the children and they sign it with "Happy Father's Day!..." Lastly, I punch a couple of holes at the top and attach a small piece of yarn (or you could put magnet strips on the back). They turn out cute.

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Crystal Light Containers
Posted by:Shash #82166

I also save these. One year I had my first graders make pencil cans for Father's Day. I took one of those small identification pictures you might get from the school photographer after picture day, or another small photo of the child. Just make sure it is a glossy finish or the later step will mar the finish. I taped it onto the canister with strips of masking tape. Then I gave them strips of masking tape to rip into little pieces (less that 1") and stick all over the container until the entire outside was covered, except where the picture was. This took more than one session, by the way. We then used brown paste shoe polish to rub over the entire surface, again not over the picture. When finished it looks like leatherette. Finally, they wrote Dad, or whatever, using a Sharpie or paint pen. They did turn...

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Father's Day-collected ideas-MORE to add?
Posted by:Risa #121797


My school goes until the third week in June :o so our final project tends to be a father's day card and gift. Assuming others will also be needing ideas, I'm posting these ideas I've gathered from a variety of resources over the years...
Please add any others you may have

After finding this idea, below, I've used it for several years:
Posted by Diana on 6/02/02

I got one of those car seat covers made of wooden beads and cut it up. We use it to make key chains for Father's Day gifts. You need: Wooden beads, key rings (plain ones are available 4 for 79cents at WalMart in the craft area), and suede or leather lacing - the kind sometimes used for work boot laces (again, available at Walmart, in...

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grill aprons
Posted by:Susan S. #57009

I don't know how much money you can spend, but something that's cute for Father's Day is to buy a cheap apron (or buy the craft ones in Walmart) and use craft paint to put the child's handprints and something like "#1 dad and grill cook" or another catchy title, along with the date.

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father's day project
Posted by:Rachelle Philippe #38374

A cute father's day project is a remote control container made out of a small pringle's container and craft size popsicle sticks. You use felt or vinyl strips to trim the bottom and top. You paste the word dad on the can using the felt/vinyl. You could also paint the sticks first if you like, but the natural finish is very "manly."

Another cute craft is making a small banner out of felt, two cheerios, a pencil, and pretzel.
You past the felt to the pencil and then loop string around the pencil ends. You use the cheerios and the pretzel to make an owl. The caption on the banner says "You're a Wise Owl." Kids can make this for their dad, uncle, foster parent, etc.

Just some fun ideas. Hope that helps.

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father's day
Posted #40048

I had my kids make a grass head out of a sock. You put grass seed in the bottom of a sock with dirt.- It took about a week and a half for them to really grow. Then I had them draw a face on the sock with fabric paint- be careful, it smears if you wet it right away - and had buttons for the eyes. After I was going to get them to write a sign saying Dad, you're the best! and use pipe cleaners hold it like arms. The kids got a kick out of the grass growing in like hair or sometimes beards!

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Father's Day card
Posted by:tj #75042

To make a special folder for Father's Day poems, coupons, or a special card...

Fold a piece of 12X18 construction paper in half to make a card. (blue or white usually work best) Then make a slit from the top of the center of the front cover about 2 inches long. Now fold down each side of the paper on either side of the slit to look like a collar of a work shirt. (the folds are triange shaped).

Next cut a "tie" from wallpaper samples, wrapping paper scraps, etc. Glue the top of the tie to the top center of the front cover under the folds.You can make oaktag tie tracers for the kids.

Another idea is to let them cut ties from construction paper. Talk about how ties have patterns and let them create their own.

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Fathers Day
Posted by:Sally #78420

We do the tie on blue card/white collar idea, with a personal "interview" about each childs Daddy inside. Earlier in the month we do an open art painting on white papers. I save those and cut a big tie out of each one, some really cool ties come out of those. Attach to the front of 11x17 folded contruction paper, white collar on front, interview inside.

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fathers day
Posted by:ideas #75273

Trace around a plastic hangar onto heavy cardstock. Cut 2, decorate (add kids picture, maybe "I like to hang around with my Dad" and laminate (so the colors don't come off) and hole punch around the edges. Sandwich the hanger in between the decorated cutouts and whipstitch together with yarn. Voila -a neat hangar for Dad.

Off to Michael's where they have magnetic photo frames on sale with a sports theme. Kids put them together with white glue, add a copy of their school picture and a magnet. They also have decoratable coffee mugs on sale with an "I love you, Dad" liner.

Bring to school a man's size shirt, tie, shoes, hat. Dress each child and take photo , send home with caption "Dad, no one can fill your shoes".

Bake together, maybe cinnamon buns or carrot muffins with cream cheeze icing. Wrap nicely and send home...

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Fathers Day gift idea
Posted by:Kim #92487

I too am short on Mom's day ideas, but I have a fathers day idea that is a winner year after year . .

The kids bring tos chool a SMALL plastic peanut butter jar - CLEAN

I bring in a few bags of roasted pea nuts STILL IN THEIR SHELL . .

We then PAINT the peanut shells . .all bright primary colors . . .

when dry they kids assemble a PILE of bright colord nuts on the lid . .use lots of glue . .

when dry, I spray paint the nuts clear

WHen dry the kids fill the jar with nuts that have NOT been painted . .

Then we add a tag that says . .

Dad, I am just NUTS about you!

Hope this helps . .


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Posted by:MaryJ #94305

I think a writing project can be meaningful. I had my kids paint a portrait of their fathers and then write a paragraph about them. I attached the paragraph to the painting.

I also have had my kids write books patterned after the Charlotte Zolotow books called "When I Have A Little Boy" and "When I Have a Little Girl" . These books are about all the kinds of "rules" kids would like to change. Both books follow a simple pattern. They make great gifts for moms or dads.

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