By Cori of Peace, Baby! Batiks
Got an hour between now and Father’s Day (June 17)? Then you
have time for the kids to make fun bookmarks for the dads and father figures in
their lives. My husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather all love to
read, so this idea was a no-brainer for us!
To start, I drew simple tie shapes on cardstock. I drew a
triangle with rounded edges for the knot, and a long rectangle with a point at
the end for the tie. I drew two per page, but I probably could have
squeezed three or four on there. (I'll be the first to admit that my tie shapes are not perfect, but I think that only adds to their charm!)
Then, I set my son to decorating with crayons and markers.
The first couple were simple, but he had a great time with patterns and shapes
on the last two.
Once they were decorated, he stamped “Happy Father’s Day”
onto the back of each and signed it. I dated them so the dads would remember. Then, I laminated them in clear contact paper. Add a loop or ribbon, and you’ve
got a gift Dad will love!
We’re also going to fill out one of these fun
questionnaires for my husband for Father’s Day. My son is four, and I can’t
wait to see what answers he comes up with. I imagine it’s going to be
hysterical. I think we’ll do it every year.