My boys absolutely adore their daddy. They are indeed blessed with an incredible dad who lavishes them with his time, energy and love. Their daddy loves the beach. So in honor of Father’s Day, we came up with two projects that are beach themed. Homemade gifts from the heart made by little hands are the best!
Materials: tiny rocks, seashells, wooden frame, Modpodge, hot glue gun, paint brush, painter’s tape (all of the materials can be found in a craft store)
1) Put tape around the frame to avoid getting modpodge on the glass.
2) Apply a medium coat of modpodge in small sections.
3) Grab a small handful of rocks and scatter onto the modpodge.
4) Work through the whole frame in batches. Leave a small section for 1 or more seashells.
5) Leave the frame to dry for some time.
6) Gently tilt the frame to get the excess rocks off.
7) This step is for the parent as it involves hot glue. Hot glue seashell(s) in the corner.
8) Leave it to dry.
9) We inserted an acrostic poem the boys wrote in the frame.
Note: I used hot glue to glue back few rocks that didn’t stick to the modpodge.
Materials: wooden plaque, seashells, sand, tiny rocks, paint, modpodge, paintbrush, scrapbook paper, DAD mini wooden letters, hot glue, ocean animal stencils (all of the materials can be found in a craft store) funnel -optional
Directions: (After each step, wait few minutes for the paint to dry)
1) Paint the rectangle frame blue.
2) Paint Palm trees and the Sun. My boys didn’t want any animals so we did not use the stencils.
3) Apply thin coat of modpodge and scatter sand onto the glue. My kids used a funnel to spread the sand across the glue.
4) After the sand dries, (Parent step) add hot glue to the corner and attach tiny rocks.
5) (Parent Step) Hot glue the seashells on the sand.
6) For the bottom three frames, paint the edges white.
7) Then cut out preferred scrapbook paper in the same size as the frame. When paint dries, use modpodge to glue the paper onto the frame.
8) Finally, hot glue (Parent step) the letters D A D on each frame.
9) I took out the wire and replaced it with a pretty ribbon to hang the plaque.
Voila, you’re done! You now have a special, one of a kind homemade gift for Father’s Day! I absolutely love how this plaque turned out. My boys enjoyed making these special projects for their dad and of course playing with rocks and sand 🙂 Hope you give it a try!