I think I scared of few of you when I posted this picture to Instagram. Luckily all my limbs are still in-tact. And even better, I have a crafty Father's Day idea to share with you! It is a bit 'cheer inspired'-- you know "Give me a D, give an A, give me a D! What's that spell??? DAD!!" And it is also a nod to my love of funky photography for gifts. (Remember the chalk photo we did a few years ago?)
So to make your own, Father's Day Desk Plate, here is what you need:
-Photos of your kids posed like letters
-OR you could just frame the photos if you prefer to skip the power saw and what-not :)
To take the photos, find a neutral background and either a ladder or high stool. Pose your kids and take a pic. Keep in mind you can crop and adjust the brightness or color in PicMonkey if needed. And not only is this a cute photo opportunity, it actually is a good learning opportunity. My little one is in preschool, so this was perfect for her 'letter knowledge'. And my big one had the opportunity to play 'choreographer'. Win-win!
After the photos were uploaded to my computer, I used the collage feature on PicMonkey.com to put them in order. We are fortunate enough to have 5 special guys to celebrate on Father's Day. (Dad, Grandpa, Grandan, Gramps, Papa) So we made a lot of letters and a lot of collages. Your older kids can help create the photo collages (kids these days are SO tech saavy!)
|I made this to put on the back of the 'desk plate'|
And voila! A DIY Father's Day Desk Plate.
|"Front of the Desk Plate"|
|"Back of the Desk Plate"|
Hope you have a great Father's Day! And if you need it, feel free to grab and print this little tag below. Your kids could sign their name with chalk or a 'silver Sharpie' and attach it to a Father's Day gift.
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