Wednesday, June 11, 2014

8 Cute and Simple Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Father's Day is just around the corner. Ordinarily, we don't do a whole lot for Father's Day because Josh's birthday is just a couple of weeks before and Monkey's birthday is always near Father's Day (she was born on Father's Day actually, which is part of the reason why I'm a little lazy about it. "I gave you a kid! That's enough!" :-) ).

However, this year Monkey is having a low-key party, and Monkey herself is more interested in doing a project, so we are much more likely to do something crafty this year! Here are the projects that are catching my eye this year:

Daddy Tag Cloud 

When it comes to craft projects for kids, I like to keep things simple. Why? I find that children enjoy simpler projects more, plus they have more fun! This Father's Day tag cloud from Mama Pea Pod is super easy, and amazing! I love how it can be customized to fit your husband (or dad) perfectly and also looks beautiful and makes great wall art! I want to make some for everyone in the family now.

Stay Cool, Dad Card

I am loving how adorable this Father's Day card from Sassy Dealz is. Who knew you could create popsicles using Mike and Ikes and toothpicks! I can't get over how creative this is. Now I want to make popsicle cards for every occasion. It's Christmas? Popsicle card. You just had a baby? Popsicle card. In the hospital? Popsicle card. Who wouldn't love getting one of these?

Hand Print Apron

Is dad a cooking wiz? Take a basic apron and have all of the kids make a hand print on the apron with fabric paint. You can include a cool message with it, like "Thanks for being so "handy," and don't forget to include the year! We did this for our dad growing up, and out of all the gifts I am sure we made him, this is the only thing I ever remember doing.

Printable About Dad Picture

I am all about creating things that are easy or meaningful. With this project from Kinzie's Kreations, you get both! This project is a fill-in-the-blank for facts about dad. I can't wait to try out something like this with my kids this year. I'm sure it will be hilarious to find out what they say from year to year!

Handmade Stress Balls

Josh has a pretty intensive job, so these handmade stress balls from Creative Playhouse would be the perfect gift for him to take to the office. I love that these are made using materials that you probably already have lying around the house. In addition to play dough, corn starch inside a balloon would also work.

What else can you do for Father's Day? If he is anything like my husband, letting him have some alone time would be a great gift! My husband is also a big fan of delicious food, so cooking up something tasty would also be something he would love.

More Father's Day Gift Ideas

DIY Naturalist Coasters 
Personalized Banners
Handcrafted Soap

What are you doing for Father's Day this year? 

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  1. I especially LOVE the popsicle card. My husband is the popsicle KING and now we have the perfect card to make for Father's Day. Thanks!


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