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 PHOTOS             COURTESY OF FAMILYFUN MAGAZINE

 PHOTOS COURTESY OF FAMILYFUN MAGAZINE



Here’s what Dad is really thinking this Father’s Day: “I don’t really need anything, so what I’d really like for Father’s Day is just something that lets my kids show off how thoughtful and creative they can be.”

Fortunately, we’ve got some great ideas from FamilyFun
magazine that do just that.


PICTURE PUZZLE

This six-piece desktop decoration showcases family photos on two sides when it’s assembled and doubles as a brainteaser when Dad needs a distraction.
WILL NEED
6 (11/2-inch) wooden cubes
Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
Rubber band
Thin black marker
Two photos (3 by 5 or 4 by 6)
Double-sided adhesive sheets

Scissors
X-Acto knife
Letter stickers (optional)
1. Paint the sides of each cube, leaving the top and bottom bare.

2. When they’re dry, arrange them in a rectangle, unpainted sides up, and wrap a rubber band around them to hold them together. Using the marker, trace the rectangle onto the picture side of each photo, making sure everyone’s faces fit within the rectangle. Apply a double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of each photo and cut along the tracing lines.

 

 

Peel off the adhesive’s backing and adhere one photo to the top of the cubes and one to the bottom (since it’s a bit tricky, it’s a parent’s job).

3. Divide the photos by cutting along the edges of the cubes with the X-Acto
knife (another job for a parent). Add letter stickers if desired.







PERSONALIZED PAPERWEIGHT Dad rocks! And
this 3-D portrait proves it … Coat the top and sides of a clean flat
rock with paint that matches Dad’s skin tone and let it dry. Using tacky
glue, add strands of yarn for hair (we cut ours into 1/2-inch pieces and
attached them in clusters). Finally, paint on Dad’s eyes, nose, mouth and
any other distinguishing features, like
glasses.


CAR WASH KIT             Give Dad a cartload of customized car wash supplies. While you're at             it, throw in a voucher promising an eager cleaning crew of kids             every time Dad needs to scrub down the station wagon. We decorated             our kit with hand-drawn adhesive-backed craft foam cars and a             bright, cheery sun. Then we loaded it up with sponges, paper towels             and cleaning products.

CAR WASH KIT Give Dad a cartload of customized car wash supplies. While you’re at it, throw in a voucher promising an eager cleaning crew of kids every time Dad needs to scrub down the station wagon. We decorated our kit with hand-drawn adhesive-backed craft foam cars and a bright, cheery sun. Then we loaded it up with sponges, paper towels and cleaning products.

 







 


 




DAD'S PADS Memo pads adorned with your original artwork make a noteworthy Father's Day gift. Simply decorate the top of a piece of paper and ask Mom to take it to a copy shop or printer to be made into notepads. Pads start at 50 cents each, depending on the paper size and your printer.

DAD’S PADS Memo pads adorned with your original artwork make a noteworthy Father’s Day gift. Simply decorate the top of a piece of paper and ask Mom to take it to a copy shop or printer to be made into notepads. Pads start at 50 cents each, depending on the paper size and your printer.

SWEETS THAT SAY I LOVE YOU Pairing a selection of treats with some sweet sayings can make Dad's day extraspecial. Tape your candy to card stock or poster board and write a clever message next to each piece, such as: Tootsie Roll:

SWEETS THAT SAY I LOVE YOU Pairing a selection of treats with some sweet sayings can make Dad’s day extraspecial. Tape your candy to card stock or poster board and write a clever message next to each piece, such as: Tootsie Roll: “Because you make us roll with laughter” Jolly Rancher: “Because you’re the jolliest, sweetest Dad” Hershey’s: “Because you’re an all-American classic” Pay Day: “Because you work so hard for all of us” M&M’s: “Because we love you More & More each day”

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