Father's Day is just around the corner!
What is your little one getting for their Dad (or any important male figure in their life) this year?
Homemade gifts are always a favorite in our home. Last year we did a lot of hand and footprint canvas crafts, and one of them was for Father's Day. I'll admit, my family is quite sentimental, but that aside, we do love a good canvas craft. They are fun decor, hold up well over the years, and there is something extra special about art done on canvas instead of paper. Even when it is by little hands.
We have two father's day canvas crafts from last year; one that my little one made at home with me, and another made at school.
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I'll Always Look Up To You
We used finger paints, crayon, and sharpie to put this masterpiece together on square stretched canvas. I first drew the tree trunk, then looked up a fun father's day quote and printed it with sharpie marker, and then let my little one use their hands to create the leaves with finger paint. We signed the canvas with my little one's name and the year as well (though I've censored that).
DAD - Canvas Picture Frame
I can't take credit for this masterpiece (thank you Ms. Julie, my little one's daycare teacher at the time!!), but it was so lovely I had to share the idea with my own take on how to put it together.
You can replicate this craft by using a rectangular or square stretched canvas and nontoxic finger paint to paint your child's hands or feet. Then help them leave handprints or footprints on the canvas. You'll want to help, even if you have a toddler, because if your child presses too hard they could rip the canvas.
Then cut out shapes for the letters D-A-D (you could also do the names papa, pa, or any other short word for an important male figure in your child's life) and use a hot glue gun or super glue to insert photographs of your child, or drawings done by your child.
My child's teacher signed the canvas with a sharpie as well.
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