Sometimes crafts don’t go exactly as you planned but you roll with it. When my daughter was given a new pack of Do-A-Dot Markers for her birthday I knew what I wanted to use them for. A few years ago my son made my husband a Dad Canvas for Father’s Day and today was my daughter’s turn at this simple Father’s Day craft. As you will see that the project did not turn out as planned but it’s still a great kid made present for Father’s Day. Here is how we made it.
- Gather your materials. You will need a canvas , some Dot-A-Dot Markers or any other paint, contact paper, letter stickers, a marker and scissors.
- Draw a tie on the backing of the contact paper.
- Cut it out , peel the backing off and press onto the canvas. Add the letter stickers to spell out Dad, Daddy, Papa etc…
- Start painting! My daughter started with a few good whacks of each color. Then she carefully added pink and purple. Normally if my daughter says she is done painting I would say great and move on but for a project like this there really needs to be lots of paint at least around the image so you might need a few tricks to keep your little one going . What I did with my daughter was to spin the canvas around to encourage her to paint all over, then I asked her to count to 5 while we both make dots , then 10, 11, 12 and then she counted to 27 all on her own.
- Peel off. Make a sad face, but only for a moment because this isn’t the end of the world. I had a feeling this was going to happen because my canvas was old and the stickers didn’t stick to it very well. You can always place a heavy book over it and let it sit for a few hours before painting. I left it up to my daughter and she wanted to paint over it. Do not make a child change their art . It’s their creation but if they ask don’t resist, it’s their art .
- I outlined the tie with a silver Sharpie. Now we just have to hide it until Father’s Day.
Need more ideas for Father’s Day ? Check out our Father’s Day Rocks Pinterest board. Also don’t forget to swing by our Facebook page because today I will be asking our community about what they are doing for Father’s Day … because I need ideas!This post contains an affiliate link.