Father’s Day Art

We cut neck-tie shapes out of clay or dough and let them harden. Then the children could decorate them with paint or markers. I sprayed them with a clear acrylic coating to preserve their artwork and attached magnets to the back. I also added a message on them (like #1 Dad) and put the child’s name and date on the back.

Materials needed:

white golf towels

fabric paint, all colors

Great gift for the dads that golf. Have the children put handprints on the towel with the fabric paint, drizzle fabric paint all over the towel. Let the children decorate the towel any way they wish.


Painters hats, available at paint or hardware store

Fabric Paint, any colors

Have the children decorate the white painters hats with the fabric paint, we put handprints on the top. Very easy project the dad’s love them!

Father’s Day Towels

Purchase inexpensive bar towels at restaurant supply or warehouse store (I paid $10 for 24 white terry cloth towels)

Paint children’s hand in their choice of bright acrylic paint and put open hand print near bottom edge of towel.

Let dry then put year and child’s name on them. I use fabric paint (purchased after Christmas) for this part. We roll ours up and tie with curling ribbon, with a card attached that reads “Dad, Here’s a helping hand for you, because I love you, yes I do!” and have the child sign (?) the card. These make great gifts that can actually be used!

My sons preschool teacher cut out ties about 8-10 inches long made out of constrution paper. She had the class decorate them with paints. On the back she put their name and date, then laminated them and put a piece of elastic through two holes punched into the top on each side. My husband then wore the tie for dinner that night and my son just couldn’t stop grinning.