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« on: June 10, 2006 04:37:41 PM »

hi all, I teach art at a boys and girls club and this coming week i want to make fathers day presents with the kids (ages 6-11).  the problem is that I am totally drawing a blank.  these were my 2 inspiring ideas:
popsicle stick picture frame
construction paper greeting card -- I was planning on having them make a drawing on a small piece of white paper and glue it to the front of the card so it looks kinda decent
i dunno, i'm not too inspired by either of these, does anyone have any other suggestions?  i googled and all i can find is stupid things like cards that look like ties or penholders.  most of these kids dads work in the poultry plant, which isn't a job that lends itsself to ties or desk items, so neither of those seem entirely appropriate....

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006 06:00:43 PM »

How about those doorhanger kits made out of foam?  They could decorate one for dad like "Do not disturb--Dad's sleeping" or just glue on different shapes.

My son enjoyed making a rolled marble painting.  The laminated it for a place mat, but you may not have access to a laminater.  Basically, you get a shallow box and some construction paper, roll a marble in some paint, then let the marble roll all over the paper while it's lying in the bottom of the shallow box (24 pk coke can boxes work well).  Use different colors to make a neat effect.

is there some sort of keychain kit available?  Or some charms they can create to go on a keychain?

they could put their handprints on t-shirts with "Hands down, you're the best Dad"

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006 01:22:58 PM »

ooh, thank you for reminding me of marble painting!  i remember doing that as a kid, it was fun!  well, i went ahead with the popsicle stick picture frames and construction paper cards.  they turned out pretty cute, even the older kids wanted to make them.
but is it just me or is fathers day the most uninspiring holiday of them all? 

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