Now that the kids are a bit older, and one of them attends school, the Mother’s/Father’s day shindig is a lot more fun. You know, as opposed to when they were babies and we had to do everything for each other and then be obligated to be extra patient and cheery while taking care of various oblivious-to-the-day newborn/baby/toddlers because ‘it’s mother/father’s day, after all…’
Oh, none of you felt that way? Just me? Moving on, then…
Nowadays, thing are a lot more fun. The kids have their own ideas of what they want to do/make for us. Our daughter, especially, hides projects in her room or backpack for weeks leading up to the event. I like the kids to make something, but it isn’t always easy finding a craft that they can actually do by themselves. Last year we painted rocks, this year I found a fun crayon-sandpaper-shirt-transfer project (official name) that I knew the kids would LOVE. It really is a great craft, with big results, and would be an ideal birthday party/Girl Scout/rainy day activity.
You will need: sandpaper (I used 120 grit, but you can use any), crayons, shirt, iron, towel.
Step One: Grab a kid and make them color on the sandpaper.
Step Two: Iron the sandpaper art, face down, on shirt, covering it with some sort of towel. Iron for about thirty seconds.
Step Three: Surprise Dad with the shirt on Father’s Day! Take a picture of his manly chest.
The kids were SO excited, he had to rotate the shirts throughout the day to keep everyone satisfied! I’ll update this once I’m sure how it handles washing/drying. I have a feeling we’ll be using this technique to add a little something special to their next mama-sewn item.
How do you celebrate Father’s Day, I’d love to hear!