Saturday, May 12, 2007

What's Next? Father's Day ideas!

Mother's Day is tomorrow - Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Now that I'm done my Mother's Day classes I'm starting to think about Father's Day. This will be my 4th year of Kids' Father's Day classes.

I'm on the hunt for some project ideas - something quick and easy that the kids can do in 25 minutes (that's all the time I have during their lunch recess).

I'm thinking I'll do a 4x4 wooden block/paper weight with patterned paper and spaces for the kids to add some photos or handwriting/printing later.

I'm also thinking about doing an explosion type of card where they can also add their own photos later.

Here are some projects that I have done in the past. Please keep in mind that these projects are geared towards 8-11 year olds and we ONLY HAVE 25 minutes to complete them.

Last year I used my Cricut and cut out letters to spell DAD and used 3 different patterned papers to make the card. The papers resembled patterns you might find on a TIE and the kids were able to choose their own selection. We also stamped a beach scene using Stampin' Up! Along the Shore on a gummed note block.

Before you ask - YES there are a lot of golfing Dads in our community. We live near a golf course and a lot of the dads work Toronto hours so they get out early and onto the course for a quick round several times per week!These are the front and back shots of a formica keychain. I glued 2 pieces of formica together and the kids stamped an image on one side (I just put out a bunch of stamps and black stazon) and then DAD on the other. I took it off the ring so that I could scan it.

So far I've done the note block, the key chain (both above) and also did a post it note holder with matching pen (not pictured).

I want to do something different this year and so my hunt continues.

Have YOU got any ideas to share?


  1. No ideas...but I do like the key chain idea for my kids to give to their Dad and grandfather!