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Dads are the best. They take care of us. Protect us. Support us and even smile with gratitude, every time Father’s Day rolls around and we either give them an ugly necktie or keep them from sitting back and enjoying a game or two on television.
This year, why not give the pops in your life the kind of present that he can actually get a lot of use out of—a coffee mug and a candy bar? What’s so exceptional about either one of those things? Well, you know that we had to come with a twist. The mug will have artwork on it that’s from you and/or your kids, and the piece of chocolate will come complete with its own mask and cap. Why? Simple. It’s symbolic of how heroic you find the father in your world to be!
The cool thing about this particular Father’s Day idea is it’s affordable, fun to make and we’re confident that when dad opens his present up this year, the excitement won’t be just because “it’s the thought that counts”; it’ll be because he’s sincerely happy to get what he’s getting.
All you need is an hour, some creativity and the following instructions. Ready?
Before we get into it, be sure to check out Joann for all your crafting materials!
What You’ll Need:
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B06XWTXMF8″ locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]White/plain mug/cup[/easyazon_link]
- Acrylic or porcelain brush pen (We went with Category B; [easyazon_link identifier=”B00PUERBRG” locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]an EDDING one[/easyazon_link]. It works great!)
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B06XNP8J4R” locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]Paper tape[/easyazon_link]
Step One: I use the pen ([easyazon_link identifier=”B00PUERBRG” locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]or pens[/easyazon_link]) to draw a design or message on the mug. (Tip: It’s sooo much cuter when you let your kids do this part!)
Step Two: Once the art on the cup is complete, I then use paper tape to tape around the bottom of the cup so that I can draw an even line around it.
Step Three: Next, I take the paper tape off of the cup and let the marker ink dry for 15 minutes or so. Then it’s time to bake the cup.
Step Four: I bake it at 320 degrees for no more than 20 minutes. And the cup is done.
Now for the second present…
The Superhero Chocolate Bar
What You’ll Need:
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B076BG8RRV” locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]White paper or nude[/easyazon_link]
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B0772XSNXY” locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]Color pens[/easyazon_link]
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B00ZOE5TMQ” locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]Chocolate bar[/easyazon_link]
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B003A2I4V2″ locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]Cardboard paper[/easyazon_link]
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B01178RVI2″ locale=”US” tag=”twkmobile-20″]Hot glue[/easyazon_link]
Step One: With the paper tape that I have, I use it—along with a pencil—to draw a circle onto a white sheet of paper. After that, I then draw a mask (think Mask of Zorro) within the circle itself, along with any other facial features you may want. (Tip: Unless you’re a modern-day Rembrandt—which I am not—it’s best to draw the mask with a pencil first and then fill it in with a marker afterwards.)
Step Two: What’s the purpose of the masked face? It’s so I can create some superhero art! That’s why, after creating the mask, it’s a good idea to also draw some sort of superhero sign or message (especially if you’re letting your little one do most of the artwork). That way, dad will know exactly what he is looking at/getting.
Step Three: Once I am done making the face and sign (and also a black circle that’s the same size as the face; you’ll see why in just a moment), I pull out my chocolate bar and a piece of cardboard paper.
Step Four: I take the chocolate bar and wrap the sheet of cardboard paper around it, so that the paper looks like Superman’s cape.
Step Four: I either use glue or a hot glue gun to glue the head that I drew onto the top of the chocolate bar; right above where the cape goes.
Step Five: Once the front is secured, I turn the bar around and clue the black circle right on top of the face so that the back of my little superhero’s head is created (see why we needed that black circle?).
Step Six: Now it’s time to glue the cape to the bar and the sign right where the cape comes together on the chocolate bar and I’m all set!
As you can see in the video, I used some tissue paper, ribbon and a gift bag to wrap this Father’s Day present, but please, feel free to come up with your own super-creative way to present your dad/hubby/child’s father with their token of love and appreciation.
I hope the man in your life enjoys his Father’s Day. He certainly deserves it!
Perhaps you’re looking for more than two gifts to give your Father this Father’s Day? Here are a few of our favorite gifts to give!