I know we’re just getting over the emotional throws of Mother’s Day, (or is that just me?) so it may be hard to start thinking about a Father’s Day Art Project at the moment, but it’s just a few weeks away. I want you to be prepared, especially if you have a magical unicorn husband or partner like I do. Not to make you barf or anything, but I kind of scored the best husband on the planet, so I’m super psyched that we are soooo prepared for Father’s Day this year with these amazing Father’s Day Trophies. How cute are these?!
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When my kids were babies I saw a pic of a Father’s Day Trophy that was just the cutest. I tucked the idea away for when my girls were a bit older. (About five years) When this insanely awesome craft box from Kid Made Modern arrived in the mail, a flash of that trophy came back in my mind and I knew we would have so much fun doing our own rendition.
I set up a ton of Invitations to Create for my girls. An invitation is basically a simple set up of an art or play activity you prepare ahead of time for your children, to encourage fun and creativity. I often include little signs with my invitations because it takes “mom” out of the equation. My girls are often a lot more apt to listen to a sign then their mama. Go figure.
So for this Invitation to Create I made a two second little sign, put out two placemats on the kitchen table, and opened up this magical craft library. All the supplies, I mean ALL THE SUPPLIES, are right in the craft library, so you don’t need to have anything else. Look at how cute those little baggies of materials are. I loved opening them, anticipating the crafty surprise inside.
When my girls woke up in the morning, they had a super fun and meaningful invitation waiting for them and they loved it.
Here’s what you you’ll need.
a biggish piece of cardboard
an exacto knife
the Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library
1. Draw a simple trophy shape on a piece of cardboard and cut it out using an exacto knife. You can use a scissor too but it takes a lot of hand muscles. This part is for an adult. Paint the trophy black if you want. I really was into the contrast of the black and all the great materials in the craft kit. Let the paint dry and set it out for your child on top of a mat or tablecloth or tray. You don’t want a gluey mess all over your table.
2. Your work is pretty much done at this point unless you want to make your own trophy for your dad/friend/partner, which I most certainly did. Can you tell which one is mine? I had so much fun making it, I didn’t want to stop.
My girls were way into it too. The felt in the kit is really fun to cut. I helped my older daughter cut out some letters for her trophy so it could say “Best Dad.”
My younger daughter was all about gluing on the pom moms. You could definitely bust out the glue gun for some of the materials for a faster drying time. We stuck with the white glue with the exception of the pipe cleaners. They were easier with the glue gun.
I think that’s pretty much it. I’ve been saving ours in a little hideaway for Father’s Day. I know my girls are going to feel so proud giving these to their number one daddy.
If you are looking for more Father’s Day Art Projects, take a look at these Father’s Day resist pillows. They are a favorite of ours.
Thanks for reading along and Happy Father’s Day! xo, Meri
*This post is sponsored by Kid Made Modern. All opinions are my own.
I love your Best Dad trophy – great idea. I can not imagine better present than this for Fathers Day!!