With Fathers Day just around the corner, you may be trying to think of things that your kids can make to give to their dad. Why not have the kids make a garden gift that he will enjoy using or will cause him to laugh? These gifts do not have to be expensive, and with a little bit of effort and a few supplies, you can help your kids make a gift for dad that is sure to bring a smile to his face.
If Dad loves to grill, why not make a barbecue kit that will keep him smiling all year long? This project can be quite simple to do and the kids will enjoy making it.
First, find Dad some new barbecue utensils. If Dad has some favorite utensils that are in primo condition, then just swipe those at the last minute Saturday night. Now, you will need to find a terra-cotta pot or gardening container that is deep enough to hold those utensils. Have the kids paint and decorate the pot. Then when it is dry, seal it with a clear coat spray varnish.
Fill the decorated pot with the barbecue utensils, a new barbecue mitt, and Dad’s favorite dry rub and sauce.
Garden Seed Box
If Dad has leftover seeds from planting the garden, why not make him a box to hold them in? This can be fairly simple as all you will really need is a large recipe file box and some decorations. The kids can decorate the box with garden pictures. If you are feeling especially adventurous, you might take empty seed packets and have the lids decoupage them onto the box for decoration. Then place the leftover seed packets in the box and Dad will be smiling.
We all know that at times, dads like to ask their kids something along the lines of, “Do you think money grows on trees?” Well, why not make a money tree that is sure to make him laugh?
Have the kids find a nice twiggy branch in the yard or garden. In an empty soup can that the kids have painted in dad’s favorite color, place the branch and some plaster of paris. Wait for the plaster to harden. Then simply tie money onto the branches of the tree with string. You can just use play money if you want…the effect will be the same.
Funny Dad Plant
For a gift that is sure to get a chuckle, have you kids make a Funny Dad Plant. These are simple to make and the end result will be more than one smile on everyone’s face.
Have your kids draw a funny face on a Styrofoam cup. You can help them to glue wiggle eyes on for an even greater effect if desired. Once the cup is decorated, fill it with potting soil. Sprinkle some perennial rye grass seed on top and lightly water. To encourage the growth of the grass, for dad’s green hair, place a Ziploc bag over the top and place in a sunny location inside the house. The grass should germinate in time for Fathers Day if you do this early enough in the week. It is fun and the kids and Dad will love it.
Gifts for Dad don’t have to be expensive. But he will love gifts that the kids make because they come from the heart. What are some of your ideas for gifts that kids can make for Dad?
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