I love that my son is now of an age where he can actually make his own Father’s Day gifts for Daddy. I’m sure my husband enjoyed my attempts at child-made stuff in the past (it is ALL about the backwards ‘e’ in signing the card), but how much sweeter is this year going to be with his present actually made by little hands?
So my plan for this year was to make DIY Father’s Day frames – a little bit of J for Daddy’s desk.
The other fun part to this was getting a great excuse for a playdate with one of his buddies!
$1 wooden frame from Michaels
Collection of paint brushes and sponges
Kid’s finger paints or acrylic paints
We basically set up the table and let them have at it!! Now and then we’d show them a new sponge shape or brush size to play with, but that was about it! The boys got a kick out of mixing all the colors and the neat shapes they could make by slamming the sponges down on the frames. (Boys will be boys!)
They were having so much fun!
Before the frames could begin to resemble pure brown from color overload, we distracted the boys with water guns and pushed ’em into the backyard. Then we laid the frames out to dry.
Now, the kid did the bulk of the work, so there’s no harm in Mom adding a finishing touch or two, right? After all, J can’t write yet, so I decided to help him out in the sentiment department. The letters were cut on my Cricut, using Pooh Font.
I think Daddy will be pleased with his gift this year!! (As long as he doesn’t read this post between now and Sunday!)
What are YOU planning for Father’s Day?