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Father’s Day is upon us! I don’t know about you, but I find that Dad really hard to shop for. My husband either has everything he needs, or I don’t know the right brand, model, or size of the garage item he needs. I’m hit double because he was born on Father’s Day so it’s two occasions of gift giving.
My favorite thing to do for impossible to shop for people, is to stick my kids on the job! No one will turn down a gift made with the love of their favorite little guy or girl! This year we made a super simple and inexpensive gift for both Dad and Grandpa.
Love You to Pieces Picture Frames
This project is super easy and can be for any age group. My daycare group is all 5 and younger so I can some use paint brushes and some used their fingers. If you have older kids, have them get really detailed and creative with theirs.
Basic wooden picture frames from a craft store
Puzzle pieces (I recommend your local dollar store)
First, before you get the kids, hot glue the puzzle pieces face down around the outside of the picture frame. I recommend using puzzle pieces with the brown cardboard backing because they are easier to paint on. Puzzles can be pretty expensive, so I hit up the Dollar Tree for ours. Can’t beat the prices, and it didn’t matter what the puzzle was since we were using the backside.
Once the glue is set, have your little ones paint their hearts out! Like I said, they can be as creative or as simple as they can handle. I had a five-year old who painted the puzzle pieces in a pattern. I also had one year olds that used their fingers. Remember, it’s all about the stage they are in and remembering them at that stage.
After the paint was dry, I took a black sharpie and wrote “I love you to pieces” across the top of the frame. Then add a cute picture and you’re done! I meant to take a picture of my girls in special shirts about Daddy being their hero and making them smile, but of course, I forgot. You could also use a special picture of them together.
We topped the whole thing off with a handmade card complete with stickers. Easy project with minimal prep and clean up, and one that is sure to make Dad smile on Father’s Day.
Happy Father’s Day!!