Father's Day Crafts

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With Father's Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to share the projects that my children decided to make for their dad. Keep reading if you want to see how we made these two crafts!

The first craft we made was a simple yet creative card, this is a great template to use for any holiday and is great for all ages to complete.

What You'll Need:
- Construction paper
- Markers, crayons, or colored pencils for decorating/writing
- Pen or pencil for tracing
- Scissors

Step 1:

Begin by folding your card in half. Then trace your child's hand, making sure to keep the thumb and index finger close to the fold in order to get the heart shape.

Step 2:

Carefully cut out each finger, making sure to keep the fold in tact around the thumb area. When cutting between the thumb and index finger, make sure to give it the half heart cut in order to achieve the look we are going for.

Step 3:

Open the card to ensure you do not need to trim or start your shape over again. From here, you can decorate and write whatever you would like. Feel free to make this entirely your own!

Here is our final card!

My daughter has recently started a new hobby of creating sand art so she wanted to make one for her father as one of his gifts. Here is how we made this project.

What You'll Need:
- Plastic container, any size, with a lid
- Various colored sand
- Small funnel
- Paper towels or newspaper, to keep the area more clean

Step 1:

Unless you have someone helping with this or you can do it one handed, then be sure to prop up your plastic container before beginning as it will be a bit uneven until it starts to fill. Insert the funnel and plan out your color choices and design before starting. My daughter decided to use her favorite colors and to make a mountain scene as her dad loves the outdoors.

Step 2:

Begin by filling up the container, one color and layer at a time. Make sure to not move the container too much during this process as the colors will mix, if you want to make a specific design then you can insert a toothpick or something similar to edge in the design as you layer. We began with two layers of the blue sand.

Step 3:

To achieve the mountain look, my daughter layered each color down the center to keep a triangular shape. Our second color was yellow and was layered three times.

Step 4:

Our final color choice was red and followed the same idea as before, keeping the sand poured down the middle. We used three layers for the red.

Step 5:

We then repeated the process, inverting the colors as we layered toward the top. Once complete, allow this to sit upright for at least a day in order for the sand to fully settle. Be sure the cap is sealed tightly as to not lose any product as well.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the projects my children and I created to celebrate this Father's Day!

In the comments below, let me know what your plans are for this Father's Day.

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

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