Easy, unique homemade gift for Dad.
For Mike’s birthday a couple of weeks ago, I decided to step up Ryan’s homemade gift-giving a notch. For special occasions, I usually just instruct Ryan to scribble on a piece of paper with a crayon before signing “Love, Ryan” in my own handwriting. I figured that should be pretty easy to beat.
I wanted something fairly simple but artsy that Mike could hang in his office at work. I wanted something that really said “Dad.” I decided to go the literal route.
Unique Homemade Gift for Dad in Four Easy Steps!
Step 1: Place large DAD letter stickers on construction paper. I repurposed these (originally purchased at Michael’s) from another craft project and tested them to make sure they would pull off the paper fairly easily.
Step 2: Put out the finger paints and some brushes and let him brush his little heart out. I “helped” paint in a few areas around the letters that needed a little extra coverage.
Get after it, kid. Well done.
Step 3: Allow paint to dry about halfway before carefully peeling stickers off. This keeps the paint from bleeding but the stickers are still wet/soft enough to remove without tearing the paper.
Step 4: Frame!
Is it possible I’m becoming … gasp … crafty??
Look! It earned a coveted window spot in Mike’s office!