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Old 06-12-2014, 02:27 PM
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Default Father's Day Crafts!?!?

What are you all doing for Father's Day!? I kinda mixed two ideas together and made this card!
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:30 PM
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I love it!

I feel bad and have no idea why. I just canít do a fatherís day craft tomorrow. As I was typing, it hit me why.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:31 PM
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Did a best dad hands down card and a matching keychain (their handprint decorated by them on shrinkydink paper put on a keychain). Not great but it will do!
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:40 PM
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Did a best dad hands down card and a matching keychain (their handprint decorated by them on shrinkydink paper put on a keychain). Not great but it will do!
I traced their hands on shrinky Dinks too! Then I let them color them and put them on a key chain. They are adorable!!!!!!!
I'll post a picture tonight
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:46 PM
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This is what we are making and they are coming out very cute!

It's still a work in progress, but nearly done. Just have to glue on the kiddos pictures.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:55 PM
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We're doing wind chimes made with fishing line, beads and used spoons and forks. They are really cute. I got the idea from pintrest.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:56 PM
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We did the footprints with Walk With Me Daddy, they came out cute. Then I asked them lots of Dad questions and printed their answers off. And we made Candied Nuts to send home in the small canning jars. And boy, are they good! I'm not a huge fan of walnuts but that's what we used and I can't stop eating them.
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This is what we are making and they are coming out very cute!

It's still a work in progress, but nearly done. Just have to glue on the kiddos pictures.
That is AWESOME! I wish I had one of those, made by my own children!
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I think we'll be doing the Walk with me Daddy thing too. A baby and two twos that do not have it in them to do much in the line of crafting. And that's okay. Right?
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This is what we are making and they are coming out very cute!

It's still a work in progress, but nearly done. Just have to glue on the kiddos pictures.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:17 PM
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I bought work gloves from the dollar store and I put the kids' handprint on top of each glove. I also attached a poem to the gloves.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:26 PM
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We do free art and only "make something" for Mother's and Father's Day so I try to do something cute.

This year I had each mom bring in a shirt of the dads (their work uniform, a jersey of their favorite sports team, a shirt and tie...whatever was the dad's "look"). I took a picture of each kid in their dad's shirt and they made frames that said "I Want to Be Like My Dad." They came out really cute.
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I bought Dollar store plates and plastic plate holders for the "frames".
Cute and cheap!
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I did t-shirts this year. Front says "my dad deserves a pat on the back" and the back has their handprints all over it in fabric paint. I have mostly sets of siblings so this worked well, only needed 3 shirts at 3.33 each in Michael's!
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More ideas: http://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.ph...rs+day+-+ideas
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I did t-shirts this year. Front says "my dad deserves a pat on the back" and the back has their handprints all over it in fabric paint. I have mostly sets of siblings so this worked well, only needed 3 shirts at 3.33 each in Michael's!
Oooh, I'm going to do this one next year!
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We do free art and only "make something" for Mother's and Father's Day so I try to do something cute.

This year I had each mom bring in a shirt of the dads (their work uniform, a jersey of their favorite sports team, a shirt and tie...whatever was the dad's "look"). I took a picture of each kid in their dad's shirt and they made frames that said "I Want to Be Like My Dad." They came out really cute.
That's adorable!
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:20 AM
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Oooh, I'm going to do this one next year!
it was easy too! I had planned to do the road/massage shirt but with all my kids being young I figured that would be all me, not the kids so went with the old standby - handprints!!
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:52 PM
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I did the Google father's day card. They turn out so great!
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I traced their hands on shrinky Dinks too! Then I let them color them and put them on a key chain. They are adorable!!!!!!!
I'll post a picture tonight
What is shrinky dink paper and where can I find it? It sounds like fun
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:56 PM
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I believe discountschoolsupply.com carries it.
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We did these. On back of the keychain we wrote the child's name and the year.
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Did a best dad hands down card and a matching keychain (their handprint decorated by them on shrinkydink paper put on a keychain). Not great but it will do!
Love the shrinkydink idea. Where do you find that?
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We're doing a "photo shoot" tomorrow similar to this picture and I'm modge-podging it to ceramic tiles from Home Depot. They turn out to be cute coasters.
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How did it get to be Father's Day already?!
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Question for those who have SA kids in their program -

I used to do special crafts (ie Mothers/Fathers Day, Christmas) with ALL my kids, even the SA kids.
However it's difficult to do those types of crafts with the SA kids as they are not here for as long, and let's face it, they do those crafts at school too. After one "I already made something at school!" comment and a comment from a parent a few years ago about age inappropriate crafts I stopped doing them with the SA kids.

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, I am wondering if I should have my two SA boys do something or stick to my policy? If you take SA kids, what do you do?
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Playcare, I'm glad you asked this. I've been wondering the same thing. I hate to leave them out but the gift we made as a younger group would not be suitable for the 6-8 yo group. I might just have them make a card and list all the reasons why they love their dad, take a picture of them to stick in somewhere.
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We made picture frames that we glued washers, nuts & bolts, nails, screws, etc. to. I inserted their photos and a little note that says "My dad can fix anything!"
I thought this would be perfect since 2 of the dcds are in construction, ones an iron worker, and the other owns a glass repair shop. All "Mr. Fix-its"!
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:04 AM
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We made picture frames that we glued washers, nuts & bolts, nails, screws, etc. to. I inserted their photos and a little note that says "My dad can fix anything!"
I thought this would be perfect since 2 of the dcds are in construction, ones an iron worker, and the other owns a glass repair shop. All "Mr. Fix-its"!
I doubt a couple of my dcd's could fix anything, but I love this idea for a couple of them- really cute!
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White coffee mugs, kids decorate with paint pens, bake in the oven for half an hour to cure, tada!!
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We did pirate hand print cards that say "Daddy you gRRReat" and a 5x7 picture frame with rocks glued around it and the inside says "my dad rocks" we are also going to do pictures of dad.
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We are keeping it simple and making this cute treat along with a hand-made card.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:40 AM
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Here is the simple card we are making to go along with the treats.

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oh shoot!!! I need to get on this. My last years idea is up in this thread - did the handprint t-shirts. I have also done those reeses pieces pictured above a few years ago. Yikes, I need an idea quick!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:04 AM
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For my "littles" I used the chalkboard wall in my family's downstairs play room (off limits to day care and I don't think most of them even knew what was down there )and wrote out in bright colored chalk

I MY DAD!

I did some art work too

While my assistant was here I took each child downstairs and had them stand in front of the board and took their pictures. Some kids are more photogenic than others... but we got great pics of each child.
I sent them to the local photo place and will pick them up tonight. Tomorrow we will make "frames" using foam paper/ craft sticks and I'll probably attach a Father's Day poem.
If I think of it I'll post some pics of the finished projects.
On a side note, how did we manage before the internet?!
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