Each year for Father’s Day and my husband’s birthday I gather my children together to make him something. I have been doing this since my son was about 6 months old. So now my husband expects and looks forward to what he will receive from them. My son also gets excited about making the gifts. My daughter doesn’t really care that much at the moment. However, I still give her a little something to do, so that she can be apart of it. I normally get inspiration from Pinterest and create my own gifts or find a project and just do it. This year for my husband’s birthday I did both.
I wanted to make something that my son could do with little assistance from me. Therefore, I decided that we would make a “Happy Birthday” banner to put in his “man cave”.
Here Is What We Used:
- Construction paper
- Glue Stick/Tape
And How We Put It Together:
- I traced circles onto construction paper.
- I wrote a letter on each circle with a pencil spelling out “Happy Birthday Daddy”.
- My son cut out the circles and traced over the letters with a marker.
- I flipped over the circles so it would be letter side down and laid the ribbon over top.
- My son put glue across each circle and then pressed the ribbon down over top.
He only glued the ribbon over the words “Happy Birthday” and then hung it on the wall with tape. After that, we taped “Daddy” directly to the wall underneath. Then we were finished.
The second gift we made was an “I Love You Daddy” pillowcase. I found this on the CBC Parents website. Click here for the instructions.
My son did most of the writing. All I did was trace his and my daughter’s hands and then wrote their names underneath with fabric marker. Even though we had cardboard inside the pillowcase it was a bit difficult to write on, but I still think we managed to do a good job.
Look At How We Did!