Friday

DIYP-Father's Day Edition

Do you have a link or an idea for a fun, last-minute Father's Day craft? Would you share it here in my forum? I know there will be some frantic searching this weekend for some last-minute gift ideas!

Our Dad Rocks

My kids and I saw this idea in the summer Family Fun magazine

We borrowed three round, flat rocks from our neighbor (who happens to be Mr. Rocky).

I set up plates with paint and each of my kids claimed a rock. They painted the rocks a solid color (even my 2 year old painted!)


It didn't take long for them to apply a few coats or to get overheated outside. While they took an unplanned swim break in our plastic pool (with their clothes on-still trying to say yes), I used Sharpie markers to add some detail:


When you put the rocks together, the resemblance is uncanny!


Father's Day Shirt Cake
Cooking Video - Father's Day Shirt Cake










Isn't that a cute Father's Day cake? 


Or you can just wing it, like we did. My kids were in charge and they were really pleased with the results (this pineapple upside down cake was delicious):


We celebrated early with my parents. They loved the cake! My mom chewed and thoughtfully said, "What exactly are the round decorations on the tie?"

My son said proudly, "That's my leftover Easter candy."

My Mom found her napkin quickly.

Nothing says happy Father's Day like old Easter candy.

27 comments:

grannyann said...

That was the cutest rock project. It turned out darling!!! Who'd a thought.

Casey said...

Love it! So cute!!

Easter candy?? Pfftt.... My kids just found and ate a candy stick that was bought waaaaaaay before Christmas. No wonder it was discolored. Oh well. :)

Kim said...

I just laugh & giggle everytime I read one of your posts. I could just picture your mom spitting out the candy. I would have eaten it & enjoyed it! I just ate old Easter candy just the other day. Thanks for the laugh. And the cake & the dad rock are just too cute.

Holly K said...

That rock project is about the cleverest thing I've ever seen. If you made that up, you are brilliant!

JC said...

This is too cute! We are heading up to the mountains to visit my parents this weekend and this would be a perfect project for all of the grandkids! Love it!

Robin said...

Love the rocks!!!

Composing Hallelujahs said...

i have to be honest. i've been working on saying yes too, but saying "yes" to my kids in regards to a cake would be REEEEAAAALLLLYYYY hard! but then again, there's nothing more precious than kids doing something all on their own just for dad! :)

Just Breathe said...

The rocks are so cute, what a great idea!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

What a cute gift idea!! :)

Mrs. Querido said...

What an awesome and cheap Father's Day present! How adorable!

kissykat said...

What a great project with the rocks!

Rebecca said...

ummmmm....your rock guy sure resembles *my* husband. Could it be that any rock guy looks like anyone?

mistress pink said...

nice rocks , i want to try that now .
love the shirt cake.
keep it up with the yes's you can doooooooooooo it .
lol
happy Friday

Melissa said...

The rocks are very clever!

Michelle said...

How cute! I went to Michael's earlier this week in search of the coffee cup project I wanted to do with the kids only to find the coffee cups were nowhere to be found and we had to settle for a lame gift card. Oh well!

Marie said...

Great ideas for Father's Day - thank you! I love the rocks - too cute.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

tmm said...

The 'rock dad' is too stinkin cute!!!!

Tammy

Stonefox said...

These are just the tips I needed! THanks for sharing, we are going to find some rocks!

Small Town Mamma said...

Hilarious! I once kept some Easter candy for a couple of years, in an air-tight jar. Definitely wouldn't have decorated a cake with it, though!!

Amber@theRunaMuck said...

This is great!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious!

Stephanie said...

OK your Rock Dad is great. Showed my kids and that was all it took... I linked your dad project to my blog (not that I get near the traffic you do, it's just a family blog). The project turned out cute and the kids really enjoyed making them too. Thanks so much for sharing the idea!

Storm said...

Love the rock project. Great job.

PamperingBeki said...

Those rocks are awesome!! Great job.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

The rocks turned out so cute! And I love the cake - hey, I would eat old Easter candy. :)

Bridget said...

HOW did I miss this post?!? I was looking through all of your DIYP and found it. Oh my gosh, that is so cool!

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