Gettin’ crafty for father’s day

by Jen in craft,father's day

child's father's day card

Father’s day is just a couple of days away! The girls have been working on their gifts all week long. Last year we made a jar of BBQ sauce for dad and I fully intended to do something edible again this year. However, sometimes you have to follow your heart and create what comes naturally. The other day as my youngest daughter and I sat playing with rocks on the beach an idea popped into my head. Rock art! The back story is that over the last few months the girls have been stuck saying “Peace yo! You rock!” and flashing a peace sign. They say it ALL THE TIME! Why, we don’t know? But, it makes my husband and me laugh…a lot. So, here is what the girls made…

Coloured rock for father's day
 Create a rough copy by tracing the rock onto a piece of paper and decorating it however you liked.
rough copy
Write on the rock with the permanent markers…doodle, design, write your name, a message, whatever.
child drawing on paper

Now, on to the card that will accompany this gift.  We were inspired by a picture we saw on Pinterest. A sweet hand/heart card. This one is super easy.

Fold a piece of card stock into a card. Trace your child’s hand on the card stock. Make sure the thumb and forefinger are touching the folded edge.
child's hand print

Cut out the handprint.

cut out child's handprint
child's handprint cut out

Decorate inside and out.

child's handprint heart card

I love these gifts. The girls really enjoyed making them. They were very cautious when using the permanent markers…they never get to use the permanent markers. If your child isn’t up for the challenge of permanent markers, go ahead and use paint. This simple rock will rest on my husband’s desk at work…and I imagine that it will make him laugh every time he looks at it. What better gift to give!

Happy Father’s Day Everyone! 
If you are on Pinterest drop by the Kitchen Counter Chronicles page, where you’ll find lots of inspiring ideas for holidays, outdoor play, cooking, crafting, etc, etc.
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain June 15, 2012 at 9:53 am

Love little hands :)

pinkoddy June 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love your heart hands card. But we have a big rock waiting in our garden for something to happen to it and that idea is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

maggy, red ted art June 20, 2012 at 3:06 am

These are wonderful crafts! Love both the hand card and the rock. Adorable!!
Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy & Alissa

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