Struggling with what your kiddos will get for dad this year? How about a little father’s day arts and crafts session?
Dads (and moms) love getting homemade gifts from their kids. Plus letting your kids get creative helps them too! Arts and crafts help with coordination, patience (you gotta wait for the paint to dry), and bonding. Plus they will get a little self-esteem boost from completing a project.
While your kids are creating, grab your camera and get creative documenting the fun! You can even make the images into another gift for dad. He can see all the love and laughter that went into his gifts.
Tell a story with your photos.
Don’t worry about getting the perfect shot. Try to show emotion and the fun your kids are having. Real smiles are more important than poses. Capture their progress and concentration as they work to make the perfect gift for dad. Personally, I like to get a few close ups too, busy little hands or maybe the way they chew on their lower lip when deep in thought or concentration. Or how about when they put a pencil behind their ear like they see dad do when working on a project?
Once you have all your photos, make a book or even loose prints to give with the art. Mpix has a lot of options for printing your memories. I suggest their photo book so all your moments are in one place. And dad can take it with him to show off his awesome family!
Need some ideas on what to make? Here are a few:
- Is dad a grill master? How about a cute handprint card?
- Or if they are a little older, have them make a spice rub.
- Does dad need help organizing his office? Make a desk organizer.
- And because dads are superheroes.