GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - Father's Day is a day to celebrate all that our fathers (and father-figures) mean to us. While we can search stores high and low for the perfect gift, the perfect gift may lie right at our finger tips in our own home.
To celebrate Dad this year we thought about what makes our Dad special. What does he do with us that we love?
When I asked my boys this question they answered "he plays with us"! Whether it's a walk in the woods, fixing the bikes, playing a game or participating in a special activity, Dad does it with them, and they will forever remember that.
We want to preserve those memories for both father and son, so this year we took some basic materials from around the house and made "Fabulous Frames for Dad". It was easy. Everyone was involved (from toddler to adults). The frames are personal. The project cost nothing. ...and best of all...the frames are reflective of memorable moments in their lives!
The kids are proud of the fact that they did it, and Dad will forever treasure it!
- Frames (our frames were old frames we were no longer using, but you could find inexpensive frames at the dollar store or garage sales if needed)
- Glue (elmers glue, glue sticks, and/or hot glue depending on materials being used)
- Raw Materials/Embellishments (embellishments can be as simple as twigs collected from the yard, rocks, sand or seashells collected at the beach, nuts and bolts from Dad's workshop, pennies, beans, etc.)
- Printed Pictures (print on paper at home)
- Printed Messages (to go along with photo in frame, or have the kids write the messages themselves)
- Office Supplies (scissors, tape, etc.)
1) Take glass and backing out of frame.
2) Position frame in work area and with glue, add embellishments as desired.
3) Allow frame with glued embellishments time to dry.
4) While drying, print picture and message to be used in frame. Then cut to appropriate size.
5) Once frame is dry and embellishments are secure, insert glass, photo, and message (taping in place if needed).
6) Finish by placing backing on frame.
7) Wrap and present to Dad on Father's Day!
Skill level: Toddler to Adult...simply modify design and materials being used.
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