Father's Day Activity

I have to admit I'm not good at thinking up gifts. It's a very hard thing for me. I made something similar to this (with Auntie Rostia's help) for Gammie for her birthday so I thought I'd make something for the Farmer with Sweet P's help for Father's Day. I'm hoping he'll take it and hang it in his office at work. This was pretty simple. I had everything on hand, which was my requirement for this craft! The hardest part was getting Sweet P to let me trace her hand (she was NOT into it).

The Craft: Handprint Father's Day Canvas

What you need:
Small canvas
Cute scrapbook paper
Brown paper bag (or another sheet of scrapbook paper)
Small paintbrush
Modge Podge

Trace your child's hand on the scrapbook paper, then cut it out. If your child it old enough, he/she can do this part. Measure your canvas and cut out a piece of the paper bag (or paper) large enough to cover the canvas. Modge Podge the paper to the canvas. I left my paper bag paper a bit crinkled because I liked the look of it. Allow it to dry, then Modge Podge the handprint to the canvas. If you don't want to paint the name, place the handprint in the middle of the canvas and you're finished! If you do, then place it in the top with space at the bottom for the name. Wait for it all to dry before painting the name.

The name was the most difficult part. I wiped it off twice before I got it where I liked it (and you can't even see it because I blurred her name out. Oh well, you get the idea). If you don't want to paint, you could use scrapbook lettering or if you have a Cricut, use that!!!

Allow paint to dry. Sand the edges for a distressed look and you're done!

There you have it, an easy Father's Day gift for daddy!