I {heart} Dad-A Simple Father’s Day Craft

I really needed a simple Father’s Day gift idea this year.  Why?  Because I wanted my kids involved in creating the gift, and with them being the ages of 2 and 7 months, well… I’m sure there’s no explanation needed.  {“Short attention span,” pretty much sums it up}

For my hubby, I knew a personalized coffee cup would be the perfect gift for Father’s Day this year.

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

I always keep a lot of these craft mugs on hand.  You just NEVER know when you’ll need a personalized gift, in short notice.  I love these, because #1.  They’re affordable.  #2. They come ready to create.  {Mug, paint, and paintbrush are included.}  Doesn’t get much easier than that folks.  I stock up on them at any local craft store.

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

I knew I wanted a little personal “touch,” to the gift we were getting ready to create, so I decided to have the kiddos make a “self portrait” of themselves with their finger prints.  ;)

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

Although their little “bodies,” look more like little gummy bears, I think their dad will think it’s precious.

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

{Have you ever tried to hold a 7 month olds hand to finger print something?  Uh yeah… surprisingly, this was the hardest task with the entire gift.  Don’t believe me?  Try it.}

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

I had my two year old draw the arms and legs with a magic marker, and I helped with adding their names.  See how cute that turned out?  Now Daddy will have their little fingerprints forever.

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

I kinda chimed in, and grabbed the little paintbrush and painted a small message on the other side of the cup to fill up the white space a bit.  {Yes, I cheated ok?  You gotta improvise with little ones sometimes.}

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

After the personalization and painting was finished, I read the directions on the box of how to savor their artwork.  {It involved baking it in the oven for a short time to “lock-in” the paint so the mug is dishwasher friendly in the future.}

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

Their daddy loves chocolate candy, so we filled it to the rim with the goods.  I can think of a million things you can put in the coffee cups.  {Father’s Day coupons, a favorite coffee flavor, gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, movie tickets, and so much more!}

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

This was such a simple kiddo craft for Father’s Day this year.  I’m thinking Daddy may get this for the next few years also.  We all need more than one coffee cup, don’t we?  ;)

I {heart} Dad-Father's Day Kid Craft

I’m so glad you came over to check out this super simple Father’s Day craft idea for your kids.  I’d love to know if you plan on making the same thing.

Comments

  1. 1

    This is perfect for kids of all ages! Darling!

  2. 3

    You just gave me the PERFECT idea for my “littles” to make for daddy. Mine are 23 months and 5 months… we did reindeer footprints for my oldest’s first Christmas… NOT an easy task, so I totally get the finger painting deal. Thank youso much for sharing. :)

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