Tell Dad He Rocks on Father's Day with this Fun and Easy Craft
June 16, 2012Posted by pamela |
Father's Day is tomorrow, June 17, and if the kids still need to give Dad a gift (or even give him another one), this fun and easy "Dad Rocks!" craft might be just the ticket. It's a river rock painted in Dad's likeness with the phrase "Dad Rocks!" written on the back, along with the child's name and the year, and it makes a wonderful keepsake, and even has practical use as a very effective paperweight!
My daughter actually made this craft as a Father's Day gift in kindergarten and was so excited about it she insisted on giving it to my husband a few days early. He was delighted with it, and it has a place of honor at his desk at work.
To make this adorable Father's Day craft, you'll need:
- 1 smooth river rock, about 3–4 inches long
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brush
- White glue (Elmer's is fine)
- Permanent markers (like Sharpie pens)
Choose a smooth rock the approximate proportions of Dad's face. Paint one side of it with skin-tone colors and let it dry thoroughly. When the paint is dry, use permanent markers to draw Dad's facial features—in this case, eyes, nose, mouth, glasses, and lots of facial stubble (my husband is a little mystified as to why our daughter chose to depict him with a heavy five-o'clock shadow).
When you're finished drawing, let the ink dry, and glue on strands of yarn in colors that are close to that of Dad's hair. Once that's done, let the glue dry, and then write your message on the back. That's all there is to it!
Happy Father's Day!