Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Father's Day crafts

Did you know that I used to work at a daycare?
I was the infant teacher to 8 beautiful babies (miss them like crazy!!)
This time last year I was working at the daycare but searching for a bank job. Little did I know one of the babies in my room would lead me to my job now. The little brown eyed girl's mom worked at BOA and asked me if I knew anyone who wanted a part time job at the bank....lkjlskdgvusidvh WHAT????!!!
 DID SHE KNOW I HAD JUST APPLIED TO LIKE 10 BANKS?!! 
and the rest was history.
Well this time last year I was searching ideas on Pinterest for Father's Day coming up. Sure there were PLENTY of projects to do with TODDLERS but hardly any to do with infants.
I was frustrated and about to just make a card for the dad's but then I remembered this was most of their dad's first EVER Father's Day...one they will always remember...no pressure, eh?
So I racked my brain and finally came up with a few things
Project #1
Babies 1st Father's Day Craft
I traced their hands...while they were sleeping. 
Sneaky Miss.Shelby
Babies 1st Father's Day poem
Project #2
Father's Day footprint craft
Did you know that if you do foot prints when it's their bottle time it will make it easier to do?
 Obviously a 4 month old is not going to stand on a piece of paper and make a perfect foot print. So what I did was sit them in their high chair and take the piece of paper and clip it on a clipboard and then paint their foot, then with one hand press the clipboard to their foot while holding their foot up against the paper with the other hand.
Father's Day poem

It might not turn out perfect the first time and you might have to go through 5 pieces of paper but it's okay.
It's the thought that counts...remember?
See it looks like lil Mason only has 4 toes on his left foot.
Project #3
Do the foot print again (maybe try on their next feeding...promise it works)
and to make the polka dots use their finger.
I used poster board so it would be thicker and not tear once the paint was added. 


Make sure to get a picture of them with it on like the poem says!
Hope this gave you some new ideas for Father's Day next Sunday!!

10 comments:

  1. These are honestly the sweetest crafts/gifts ever! The second one is my favourite.

    I wonder if I stamped my foot on a card now, if my dad would appreciate it....

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  2. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the Grab A Friend Blog Hop. Thanks for connecting up!
    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party over at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back - I love making new friends!

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  3. i'm a new follower from the hop, nice to met you!
    have a nice day :)

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  4. LOVE these project ideas, especially the footprints. So sweet!
    I'm a new GFC follower, here from Grab a Friend Hop. I'd also like to invite you to Meet & Greet hop at my place. =0) Hope to see you there. I know I'm going to love visiting your blog.
    ~Kim
    http://www.2justbyou.com/2013/06/meet-greet-blog-hop-29.html

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  5. Great ideas! Found you through Style Elixir.

    Come link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday www.themummychronicles.com

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  6. Shelby...I love this ideas. New follower! Thanks for participating in the "2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed" Wednesday Blog Hop! I pray that you are having a blessed day and remember that God expects progress not perfection! We are perfect through him! Be blessed! www.blog.chamelscreations.com

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  7. These pieces are so awesome . You're a super dooper creative soul , I bet ;)
    Noor's Place

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  8. Hi Shelby! Great crafts, and that has got to be the cutest little poem ever. I came across your blog link on the Super Sunday Sync. I'm a new follower via GFC.

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