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Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day crafts

I asked my son what he wanted to do for his dad for Father's Day and he immediately said he wanted to make him something. Let me tell you, I am NOT a crafty person but I was up for the challenge. Brighton is at the age now where he loves to help me with stuff and is actually pretty good at it. So we headed off to Hobby Lobby and put our thinking caps on. He wanted something that involved "gross candy" because his dad really likes "gross candy" so this was the idea we came up with. Only, I refused to by gross candy because if there was going to be leftovers, I needed that excuse to be able to eat it. :) 

 Materials you'll need:
Wooden open box
Chalkboard paint
Sponge paint brush (not shown)
Washi tape
Glass bottles
Chalk Pens
Candy (not shown)

Spray paint or paint the box with chalkboard paint and let fully dry for a couple of hours. In the mean time, decorate glass bottles with washi tape and fill with favorite candies. Once the box is dry, let your kids write sweet messages to Dad with chalk or chalk pens. Super easy and fun!

Beaded Key Chain
 (Vanna White hands

Materials you'll need:
Hemp or Leather cord
*note: make sure the hole in the beads is big enough. I made the mistake of not doing that and had to make another trip
Key Chain Rings

Loop leather or hemp cord around keychain ring and pull into a knot.
Thread beads on in order of your choice then tie knot at bottom.
That's it! Another super fun and easy craft to do.

Brighton got to celebrate Father's Day a few day's early with his dad because his dad will be in Africa for about a month. But they both seemed to really love his crafts and honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be! Dare I say, I actually enjoyed it too. :)

Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing Father's out there. I've been lucky to have not only an incredible dad but also an amazing step-dad in my life. I'd be lost without both of them and truly appreciate all they do for me and my little family. 

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