It's Father’s Day soon and we’ve rounded up some of our favourite nature inspired gift ideas that your little ones can make at home.
If you find it difficult to find the perfect gift for Father's Day, you're not alone. A lovingly handmade gift from his children is a great option. Not only will it keep your little ones busy for an hour or two but it’s also a brilliant excuse to head outdoors and gather nature supplies!
Here are our favourite handmade Father's Day gifts inspired by nature.
1) DIY paperweight
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Another easy craft that will make a handy Father’s Day gift, perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers to give as a homemade gift. You'll only need a few materials and in a couple of minutes, your children can decorate a lovely personalised paperweight. You’ll need:
- A small rock (or a few if you want to make more paperweights)
- Acrylic paints
- Black permanent marker
- Stickers, googly eyes
- Wash and dry your rock: set your little explorers up with a bucket of soapy water and some old toothbrushes, and let them scrub their rocks clean
- Paint your rocks with your child's chosen base colour and let it dry
- Paint more layers of different colours
- You can decorate the rock with stickers, googly eyes or other materials
- Write a special Father’s Day message if you wish using a black marker
2) Nature photo frame
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Make a super easy DIY photo frame for Father's Day. A perfect gift to keep those favourite family photos on display. To begin with, get your gang outside and collect lots of nature items they want to use.
- Small twigs
- Strong glue or glue gun
- Picture frame
- Simply glue all the nature items onto the edge of the frame. If your children are too small, you can help them with this step
- Let the glue dry and pop in your favourite family photo
3) Father’s Day handprint tree art
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This is the perfect gift for all the outdoorsy fathers out there. Super easy to make and will look great on the wall or as a handmade Father's Day card. You could even buy a plain notebook and use it as the cover.
- Green paint + other colours if you feel like making a more colourful tree
- Sheets of white and brown card
- Foam paintbrush
- Flowers, leaves or other nature items to decorate your tree (optional)
- Black sharpie
- Cut out the tree trunk from your brown card and glue it onto the white sheet. Let the glue dry. Alternatively, you can paint the tree using brown paint
- Paint your child’s hand with the green paint
- Place their hand over the top of the tree and stamp it all over to make the “leaves”. You can use other paints to make your tree more colourful. Let the paint dry
- You can now glue your nature items onto the tree to make it look even better e.g. by mixing your handprint leaves with the real ones
- When your tree is ready, add your message with a black sharpie.