Parents Day Craft Ideas
- Framed Photos
Scan any old family photo and get an enlarged copy of it printed at any photography or printing store. Paste it on a sheet of cardboard whose dimensions exceed the photograph by one centimeter on each of the four edges.Stick a string behind the cardboard using duct-tape so that the photo can be hung on a wall. For this craft project, you will need to cut the rounded edges of several ice-cream sticks so that they look like long rectangular pieces of wood. Stick these ice-cream sticks behind the cardboard as close to each other as possible. The purpose of doing this is to make the cardboard look like wood and also to increase the rigidity of the photo frame. Remember that the string that you’ve stuck on the cardboard must not be stuck under the ice-cream sticks. Next take more ice-cream sticks and stick them along the 1 centimeter border left around the picture. Note that these ice-cream sticks too must be cut such that their edges fit properly and the cardboard underneath isn’t visible. You can hang this photo of your family on a wall or keep it on a table if the picture isn’t too big.
- Paper Weights
You can take a smooth rock or a large pebble and paint beautiful designs on it. If you’re good at art, you could try realistic paintings, sceneries, etc. Those who aren’t gifted with this talent needn’t loose hope. Simple symbols, abstract art and psychedelic paintings are often as attractive realism. You can use oil or fabric paints on stone. Those who’re good at sculpture can clamp the work-piece on a vise and carve something on the stone. Of course this could take several days or weeks so you need to start preparing for such gifts well in advance so that it’s completed by Parent’s day.
- Pen Stands
You can make pen-stands using different types of easily available materials such as soft-drink cans, cardboard rolls, etc. If you choose to make it out of soft-drink cans, then you must cut the top, circular surface such that it forms a cylinder that’s open on one side. Press the jagged edges using pliers and cover the rim with a thin strip of black insulation tape. If you make a pen stand using a cardboard roll, you will need to draw the circumference of its open side on a cardboard sheet. Cut the sheet along the new marking so that you get a circular piece of cardboard that can be stuck to one of the open sides of the roll. Color the outer surface of the cylinder using paints of your choice. You can also decorate the pen stand by painting a single or double-tone background first and then by covering it with stencil designs.