One of the most interesting things about families is that they’re all like snowflakes — no two are alike.
In our very real world of foster and adoptive families, we recognize that a father by definition does not have to have a biological link. It’s more of the role a man plays in a child’s life that defines his fatherhood.
We recently read a statistic that people spend $7 billion dollars more on Mother’s Day than they do on Father’s Day. But dads and father figures play just as much a role in a child’s life as a mom. In honor of our unsung heroes, OurKids is recognizing foster dads, adoptive dads, and father figures everywhere in gratitude for their hard work and love for our children.
We’ve scoured the Internet for the best inexpensive and creative DIY gift ideas that you and the kids can whip up for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 15. Maybe the man your kids will be honoring will be an old pro; maybe it will be his first Father’s Day. Whatever the case may be, we want to give you the best options to salute him. Best of all, when it comes to present time, his face will light up like a hundred-watt bulb.
10. Popsicle stick pen holder – Dad’s office could use some sprucing up. This popsicle stick pen holder will brighten up his day every time he reaches for a pen. And it’ll make for a great conversation piece with the boss.
9. Painted cork coasters – Mom will especially appreciate the preservation of a clean glass table, or a nicely finished wooden one, but dad will love his own personalized coasters. 8. Hand painted apron – Whether Pop is outside in the yard grilling up burgers for lunch, or he’s testing his hand at baking, he’ll love his personalized apron which not only saves his clothes from potential disaster, but also looks great on him. 7. Family TV – This is one scene you’ll never get tired of seeing. Pick a favorite family photo and paste it to a hand crafted TV set. He’ll love the unique display, and won’t mind that it doesn’t come with OnDemand. 6. Beach card – For those families that spend every weekend on the beach, this is the quickest and surest way to giving Dad a smile. Bring the beach to him with a sand textured card. Seaweed and sunburn not included. 5. Coupon box – Instead of giving Dad one gift, give him the option of plenty. No dad on earth would ever frown at a box of favors and kind gestures from his family. 4. Following in Dad’s Footsteps – A painting worth more than any gallery curator could dream of! Take Dad’s shoe when he’s not looking so he’ll never suspect a thing. 3. Penny Frame – Who said pennies are useless? This penny frame with a cute picture of the kids would make Dad smile every time he glances over at it. 2. Cork Key Holder – Not only is this the coolest thing ever to do with old wine works, but it’s also super practical. Dad will never misplace his keys again once this cork key holder is placed in the house. (PS – this site is in German, but the photos offer plenty instruction as to how to make it!) 1. We Love Daddy Foot Photo – Sometimes, less is more. Gather the kids around and paint “We ❤ Dad” on bare feet for a photo worth a thousand wonderful words.