He may say that all he wants for Father’s Day is a long nap, but if you have young children at home, they’ll want to give Dad more than some quiet time on Sunday.
POTATO STAMP SHIRT
- One white t-shirt
- Large piece of cardboard
- Bag of large potatoes
- Cookie cutters (use shapes that will match dad’s interests, including dogs, trains, stars, sailboats, hearts, balls, or letters that spell out special words, such as “love” or “hugs”)
- Craft knife
- Fabric paint in a variety of colors
- Paint brush
- Scrap paper
- Insert the cardboard piece inside the t-shirt. This will keep paint from leaking through to the other side of the shirt.
- Cut the potatoes in half with the knife.
- Press the cookie cutter into the potatoes.
- Use the knife to cut around the cookie cutter. The design should sit at least a half-inch from the remainder of the potato.
- Remove the cookie cutter from the potato.
- Coat the potato stamp with a liberal amount of paint.
- Have your kids stamp the designs onto the shirt. If there’s too much paint on the potato stamp, use the scrap piece of paper as a blotter.
- When your children are done designing the shirt,hang it outside to dry completely before presenting it to Dad.
SOLAR S’MORE MAKER
- Large shoebox with lid
- Heavy-duty aluminum foil
- Oven bag
- Black spray paint
- Aluminum foil
- Duct tape
- Spray an even coat of black paint on the inside of the box.
- Allow the paint to completely dry.
- Cut a large rectangle out of the shoebox lid.
- Cut the oven bag to fit in the shoebox lid.
- Tape the bag onto the lid, so it looks like the lid has a window.
- When you are ready to use the s’more maker, stack chocolate and marshmallows in between two graham crackers.
- Wrap up the s’mores in heavy-duty aluminum foil.
- Place the foil wrapped s’mores inside the shoebox.
- Put the lid on the box.
- Place the box in direct sunlight.
- Wait an hour and then carefully remove the s’mores from the box and enjoy with Dad.