Monday, June 3, 2013

Father's Day Gifts

Hi everyone! I absolutely love Tara from 4th Grade Frolics and I cannot believe I have never linked up with a Monday Made It! So this week.. is my first!! I am very excited.. I hope none of my students' fathers are reading my blog right now because it will give away the gifts that myself and my students compiled ;) I really don't mind having school through the end of June because that way we can celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day!
So even though I did not in fact think of every craft that goes along with the Father's Day gifts, I am so excited to show you the overall picture and some fun freebies too!
The first idea that I came up with were these cute cups from the dollar store.. sometimes they even have them 2 for $1 but I wasn't so lucky this time! I bought 2 blue, 2 white, and 2 red (yes I only have 6 full time students!) and had them choose.  They were each grateful to get whichever color! I told the students who wanted to paint more on their cup to choose the lighter colors.  
I bought these paint markers for the kids to draw on their mugs - I found them at Michaels! I was looking on the website and couldn't find them, but I did find them on Check it out: 
Along with these markers, you definitely need a sealer of some sort: I have found this Acrylic spray works the BEST to hold the paint in place and make sure it doesn't rub off of any surface.  The only mistake I have ever made with the spray is spraying too close.  A little goes a long way, and it seals it for long lasting results!!
The crafts the kids created came from THREE amazing FREEBIES ! Free!
 You must check them out, and leave them some feedback for their hard work if you choose to use it :)

I was so excited to find this "Greatest Dad" diploma from the Activity Village: Click HERE to check out any diploma for a friend or family member! Kids can color the award themselves and I printed them on cardstock AND laminated them : ) 

I also found this adorable Father's Day coupon book in the shape of a tie! This FREEBIE comes from Savvy Second and Sixth Graders!! The kids were excited to make up coupons for their dads and decorate their ties and choose from 3 different designs!

I really "app"reciate you! freebie comes from Middle Grades Maven! Her products are so amazing and this product really interested my kids because who doesn't love apps and ipads?! We laminated them and made them look like an actual tablet.   You can see them sticking out of the gift bags!
I hope you enjoyed our father's day gifts!! Let me know if you have any questions!



  1. Really cute! I wish I had seen this earlier in the year, but may make these for something else. Do you teach special education?

    1. Hi! I teach a small multi age classroom in a private school setting :) grades 3/4... 5 4th graders and 2 3rd!

  2. Hey Laura! Thanks for linking up:) So excited you found me:) I LOVE the Father's day projects!!!! So super cute! If my teen/20 yr olds were younger...we would totally be doing that for dad this year:)

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Of course, Tara I have been a big fan of yours!!! :) You are a true talent!!

  3. Hey Laura! SUPER cute Father's Day gifts! Too bad my students are gone for the summer already; guess I'll have to keep this in mind for next year! :)

    Short and Sassy Teacher

    1. Aw you are too cute Erin! Thank you.. and yea I hear ya I am always late coming out with posts for upcoming events.. it usually takes me a little ;) but yay your summer already started!

  4. Super cute projects for Dad :)
    Fun in Room 4B

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth, it means a lot coming from you talented lady!!

  5. These are adorable!!

    Katie :)

  6. Cute gifts!! definitely pinning for future reference! THanks for sharing!

    Cheers To School

  7. Love those father's day gifts. Those fathers are going to be so appreciative. I really like the idea of decorating the coffee mug. This would be a great project for me to do with my three boys. Thanks for sharing and I'm your newest follower.

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

  8. Those are so cute! How did you end up with only 6 students!!

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  9. Those mugs for dads are awesome. I wonder why I couldn't find cute designs as those here in our place :( Anyway, you've got nice list of projects for fathers day gifts! Very creative.Must try :D


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