Father’s Day, the 3rd Sunday in June, this year on June 16th, is a special day to celebrate and thank Daddy! Daddy may be new to the job, or an old pro, but he’s always watching out for his children, even when they are grown and parents themselves.
A father may get a fishing pole or a watch, but those little handprints and footprints are lifelong treasures.
In addition to some of the ideas I shared for Mother’s Day Gifts, here are some more designed for Dads.
- Again, using non-toxic washable child’s paint, apply with a brush, sponge, or your hand, to their hand or foot, one at a time.
- Clean one hand before switching to the other! It’s easier to keep track of one messy hand!
- Make poster, framed page, scrapbook page, or fold to make a card.
- Search for ideas online if you want to make shapes or designs. These might include:
- heart shape with footprints, with or without a photo in the center
- handprints on left and right with a poem or note or photo in the middle
- There are great poems out there already, create your own, or simply identify the occasion, name and date;
Father’s Day 2013
created on June 18, 2013
you could add a photo of the child actually making the prints!
5. For Dads who have a favorite sport or hobby, prints could recreate some symbol, such as:
- Basketball – orange paint, put several hands in a circle shape
- Fishing – use footprints to make “green” fish, add eyes or fins with black marker
- Hunting – deer head from footprint and antlers from handprints
- Baseball – two little sides of baby fists together to create the round ball
Great for: New Fathers (1st Father’s Day)
Fathers of any age
Grandpas and Great-Grandpas
See: More Ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts