Father’s Day Art

This idea works great for the fishing dads. Cut out a fish design from tag board. Have the children color it or glue on tissue paper pieces. Then go outside and find sticks that have fallen from the trees. These will be your fishing poles. Tie some fishing line onto the sticks and tape the other end of the line to the back of the fish. I then typed and printed a note saying “I’m hooked on you dad”. We cut that out and glued it to the side of the fish. After that, we filled baby food jars with little fish-shaped snack crackers. I then wrote a note on the tag board note card. “Here is a little something for us to “nibble” on as we wait for the fish to nibble our bait”. We then tied the card around the jar with ribbon and taped the fishing pole to the baby food jar. The dads thought they were great and took them fishing with them on Father’s Day.

A tie card to wear

I did this with our little ones at church. They loved seeing dad wear their special cards home.

needed items:
Construction paper (any color)
A length of yarn long enough to slip over dad’s head when tied together Any items your child loves to decorate with – crayons, markers, glue, glitter, stickers, etc.

Fold a piece of construction in half lengthwise and draw an outline of a tie. Cut out. Glue the two ties together at the top with the yarn sandwiched in-between (try to put tie as close to the center of the yarn as you can). Let your child decorate the front of the tie.
Add a father’s day message inside and tie yarn so that dad can wear his tie around his neck.

An idea for inside of tie: “For the best father, their can be no tie.”

Take a plain white T-shirt write “my kids walk all over me”. Or get an iron on printable and print “Walk a little slower daddy,” said a child so small. “I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall. Sometimes your steps are very fast, Sometimes they’re hard to see; So walk a little slower, Daddy, For you are leading me. Someday when I’m all grown up, You’re what I want to be; Then I will have a little child Who’ll want to follow me. And I would want to lead just right, And know that I was true; So walk a little slower, Daddy, For I must follow you.” allow children to walk all over the bottom (all the way around), and all around poem!!! put poem on front or back to the T-shirt and feet all over the opposite side. (i used different colors of fabric paint for each child) and let them pick the colors.

Heart Photo Frames—

cut out large hearts from construction paper each child will need 2. let the children paint them, i do sponge painting for these. have their parents bring in a picture of the child and their daddy or special someone. cut out a hole in one of the hearts and cut the picture to fit in. after you put the picture in glue the other heart onto the backside. cut around the edges to trim the hearts up a little, I use my decorative scissors for this. then ask the child questions about their daddy or whoever it is for. how old is daddy, what does daddy like to cook. etc. then glue this on to the back of the heart. I laminate them and add magnets so they can go on the refrigerator.

This year we are making picture frames made from popsicle sticks and you take a picture of the preschooler shaving like dad with shaving cream and using a popsicle stick as their pretend razor. The kids really love this activity!