I recently took a trip to my local Hobbycraft in Norwich to grab a few bits so that L and I could make some fun Father’s Day gifts. Now L is only two and half years old, there is a limit to what he can craft but no limit to the mess he can make, or the fun he will have making it!
So we pushed back the rug, got him into his little craft apron, these are brilliant and only cost £1, well worth purchasing one, and then we set about immortalising Daddy by creating a portrait of him.
Using foam face cut outs, glitter glue, pom poms, pipe cleaners and googly eyes we got really messy recreating Daddy.
We had a lot of fun doing this, L loved using the coloured glitter glues and squishing things about with his hands. He enjoyed directing me where to glue things and really loved that he was making Daddy’s face.
Before you worry my husband is actually a rather attractive chap, but my son is no artist. He got very excited in some of the attempts to make daddy’s face, but that was all part of the fun, and they did make the other half laugh when he saw them! We think these would make lovely gifts to give on Father’s Day so the little ones can express how they see their Daddy. They could make a Super Hero dad or make a feature of his happy smile that he only uses when he’s playing with them, or, in the case of my son you could create a big sparkly mess!
Next we made some very simple moustaches so that Daddy and Son could play and be silly together, they are super simple to make and are create a lot of silly fun. Simply cut moustache shapes from a sheet of craft foam and tape them onto half a pipe cleaner, done! I’m actually going to use some of the pictures I took of L and his moustache’s to make into keyrings, I just need to get the pictures printed in the right size then they snap into keyring blanks, what a great gift.
Last but not least it was time to make some hand print cards. I find the easiest way to make these is to get L to do loads of hand prints onto bits of card, get really fun and messy and then later in the day when everything has dried and calmed down a bit go back to the hand prints and pick out the best ones, cut round them and then glue them onto the cards. It’s a lot less stressful, you get better results and it’s really quite easy to do.
We had loads of fun making our Father’s Day gifts and that is just as important as the gifts themselves. I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Norwich Hobbycraft store for looking after me when I visited, it was great getting to chat to some of you and it brightened up my rainy morning.
Disclosure – I was provided with my materials so I could create this post, all opinions are my own.