Thursday, June 12, 2008

Father's Day Craft

We had a great Father's Day craft with the Tooele Mommies today. It was a lot of fun and something really original. We bought some empty quart paint cans from Home Depot and customized them from our kids to the dads. The tins had a quarter (in case dad gets lost and needs to call home), a ban-daid (in case he gets hurt), an envelope with stamp and an empty sheet of paper (so dad could write a letter to each child), a fingerprint (so dad knew who he belonged to), their hands traced out with a string tied on a finger (so dad would remember they were thinking of him), a picture of each of them, a picture that the kids drew doing their most favorite activity with dad, a letter that each of them personalized themselves, and a few "kisses" (Hershey's).

We ended up decorating them at home because I've been finding every excuse I can to use my Cricut. lol. What better way than to make these tins look amazing? I had some great paper and stickers and cutouts so the kids customized them exactly the way they wanted. To top it all off they each wanted to give Dad something very special. Carter ended up putting his football medal in the can. I was completely shocked because that's his favorite thing ever. He wears it almost every day. He said he wanted Dad to have it because it was special to him. And what do you think Peyton gave Daddy? A horse, of course!! lol. He had quite a few to choose from but he had to find one small enough that would fit in the can and one he knew Daddy would love.

We celebrated Father's Day today because Carter will be leaving us for 3 weeks to stay with his dad. Don't talk to me about it. I'm already sad. We had a "picnic" in our front room on the floor and watched a movie. The kids thought it was so fun! We watched The Last Mimzy. Then I made popcorn and we played games. It was an amazing night.

I'm so lucky to have 3 amazing men in my life everyday. I don't know what I would do without them. Each day with them is a blessing from above. I can't tell you how lucky I am. They are the best family anyone could ever ask for.



Get Hooked said...

What a cute idea!!! I love it! Your boys are soooo handsome. When they smile it is from ear to ear.

Nobles Family said...

what a great idea--i may hafta steal that! have a great weekend.

Rachel said...

Those are so cute! Maybe next year, I'll do that with Oliver - when he can "help" me, haha.

I'm the same as you, I'll find any excuse I can to use my Cricut, it's so much fun!