Are you looking for DIY Father’s Day gift ideas? I’ve got one for you today that is inexpensive and meaningful! My boys and I sat down yesterday to make this, and I can’t wait to give this to my husband on Father’s day. Of course, he does read this blog – so he’s probably seeing it right now. What do you think, hands down best dad?
While I only have two boys, you could easily do this with 1 – 20 kids. Your canvas size just needs to be adjusted.
To make this DIY father’s day gift idea you’ll need:
acrylic paint (if you prefer something else for your kids, that’s fine too)
I used a 6×8 inch canvas. I literally had the kids lay their hands on it in Hobby Lobby to make sure they fit. The cost of the canvas was only $3.79 but I of course had a 50% off coupon. And since I already had the paint and the paint brushes, this entire project came in at a cost of only $1.90. Not bad, right?
The first thing I did was lay paper down on our table. Amen. The second thing I did was to paint our four year old’s hand. You don’t need it to be very thick. I learned this quickly.
You want the hands to face the same direction, but other then that it’s pretty straight forward. Ironically, the four year old’s hand print was more smudged then the two year old. I think this was a combination of four year old wigglies and the fact that I probably put too much paint on his hand. I got it down better with the two year old.
My suggestion when doing this with kids is to do one kid at a time. Once the four year old had placed his hand on the canvas, we went straight to the bathroom to clean up. Then, we did the two year old.
Once the boys were down for their naps, I took out the blue paint to paint the wording. I do it all by free hand. One tip I have is to outline it with the paint and then go over it again to make it thicker and cleaner. The first “Best Dad” you see above was just me roughly writing the letters. You can see that I’ve already gone over the “hands down” wording to make it more crisp.
If you don’t feel like you can free hand the wording, there are tons of options at craft stores with stick on letters. Go for it!
How patriotic does this look with my dollar tree Memorial Day plates?
Once that was dry, I went around the edge. I think this makes it look finished. Well, maybe I didn’t wait until it was dry. 🙂 I get a little impatient with DIY projects.
That’s it. It’s an easy, yet meaningful DIY Father’s day gift idea to make with your kids!
What DIY Father’s Day gift ideas do you have in the works this year?