Faux Father’s Day

This year my hubby and kiddos will be gone for Father’s Day so upon realizing this, I had to act fast and plan a nice day for him. He is such a kid-centered, caring, supportive, loving, and active dad (I really could go on an on) that I wanted him to know how much he is loved and appreciated.

With that in mind, I decided that the weekend prior we’d celebrate our own Father’s Day, which he later dubbed as “Faux Father’s Day.”

A restaurant in our town makes these burritos that literally have every kind of meat in them that you can imagine.  Finally fulfilling their every breakfast wish, I got the hubby and our son some burritos. Viola breakfast in bed is served, you could practically hear them giggle while they ate! This was MUCH easier than the breakfast I was served for Mother’s Day. Not to brag, but my breakfast even had a raspberry compote! That A-MAZING recipe can be found here.

Then came the gifts the kiddos made. Having just cleaned out my son’s room I found some off-brand “Legos” and had the kids write activities that they would like to do with their dad. I placed them in a jar and made it look festive. This entire craft (since I already had the Legos) cost me nothing!!

Activities included: go for a hike, build Legos, play air hockey, go bike riding, play board games, watch a movie, etc… you get the idea. This will be perfect for days when we all want to do something, but aren’t exactly sure what to get in to!

To use our “Building Memories” sign just click the link below and print!

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My hubby really does enjoy the homemade simple gifts and when I found our next craft on Pinterest, I knew that it had his name written all over it!

He’s talked A LOT about creating Shrinky Dinks as a child. I never had them, didn’t even know what they were until I met him. So when I saw a craft that we could make using clear Shrinky Dink papers, paint, and my kids hand prints (that would soon become a key chain) I knew it was perfect!

To create this gift use a GLOSS acrylic paint. Paint your child’s hand and carefully put it on the Shrinky Dink paper. Once it’s dried, cut out the hand, use a hole puncher to put a hole in between the fingers and place in the oven (follow the Shrinky Dink directions.) Word of caution, at one point the hands will stop shrinking and they will be all crinkled up, give it a few more minutes and magically they lay flat! Once everything cools cover the painted side with Modge Podge glue (so that the paint doesn’t scratch off.) After the glue dries put a key ring through the hole(s). Shockingly, it was really exciting and I can’t wait to do more projects with Shrinky Dinks this summer!

For that project I already had all of the art supplies (with the exception of the Shrinky Dink papers- which can be found at Michael’s). If you find and print out a 40% off coupon for Michael’s (which I did) this entire craft will cost you $4.24!!

For some additional help with this project check out this link.

Of course the hubby also got the classic “best dad” underwear, baseball shirt of his favorite team, and a Nerf gun (still a kid at heart!) We also spent a large portion of the day detailing his car (4 hours to be exact! We obviously need to do this more often.)

Have any great Father’s Day ideas? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!

Enjoy the moment!
Stephanie