Nothing says Happy Father's Day like a homemade gift from the heart! Help your child surprise Dad with one of these super special crafts this year.
By Taryn Mohrman
Decorate Dad's dresser with a clay dish that doubles as a catchall for his coins.
What you'll need: White air-dry clay, wax paper, small rolling pin, water, cooking oil, non-washable ink pad, rubber letter stamps or chipboard letters, cotton swab
Make it: Knead a piece of clay for a few seconds, then flatten it on wax paper and roll it out so it's ⅛" to ¼" thick. To smooth the surface of the clay, wipe a little water on top and let it sit for about ten minutes. Use your finger to apply a thin film of cooking oil to the surface that you're going to stamp. Ink your stamp and press it into the wet clay. Use a cotton swab to clean up any undesired impressions or excess oil. Mold the edges up to create a bowl or dish and let it dry for two to three days on wax paper.
Kids can make garden steaks from craft foam and Popsicle sticks to give green thumbed dads.
What you'll need: Foam shapes, scissors, glue, wooden craft sticks
Make it: Basic foam shapes become fruits and vegetables that you can use as garden stakes. Assemble, glue, and let dry. Glue the shapes onto wooden craft sticks and plant these adorable markers in your garden.
Rock, fabric, scissors and -- craft! Turn a stone from the yard into a personalized paperweight for Dad using fabric scraps and glue.
What you'll need: Fabric, scissors, fabric glue, water, smooth rocks or stones, wax paper, felt letter stickers
Make it: Make a small cut in the end of the fabric and tear strips from it. Cut the strips into manageable pieces and brush watered down glue on the back (coat each piece as you're using it). Adhere the strip of fabric to the rock. Repeat with additional strips, overlapping the edges of the fabric strips. Set aside to dry on wax paper. Once the rock is dry, brush another layer of glue over the top of the rock and let it dry. Embellish with letter stickers, if desired.
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This article first appeared on Parents.com.