By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.
My dad always wore crazy ties. In fact, he’s been infamous for it in every place he’s ever worked. When I was a teenager I was mortified every October when he pulled out his arm bone tie, a three dimensional stuffed ties that looked ust like an skeleton arm, shoulder to fingertips. On the other hand, it’s always made gifts pretty easy to find for him, give him a wacky, themed tie and he’s a happy camper. Which is what led to the creation of these ties, although they ended up being neither wacky or weird, in fact, according to him, they get more compliments than anything else he wears (good ones, that it).
This is a quick and easy father’s day present that every dad will cherish, and which you can taylor to the style of the man in question through your paint and tie choice. For my dad, who teaches at the University of Missouri, we used black and gold for the school colors. One if from my son when he was small, the other is newer and form my daughter. He loves them both to bits and considering the older one has had a lot of use over four years and is holding up well, they should last forever.
Here’s what you need
Spread out the newspaper on your work surface and lay the tie out all the way so that you can pain all the way down. You don’t need to center each handprint, in fact, it looks cute to have partial hands here and there.
Allow the paint to dry according to the instructions on the bottle before wrapping it up for a Father’s Day Surprise. It’s sure to be a hit!
What are you getting dad for Father’s Day this year?