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5 last minute gifts for Fathers Day

If you are anything like me you have ideas months before an event but then life, work and children seem to road block my major craft activities. Normally I find myself in a situation where I need to do some last minute inspiration with minimal resources. Here is my top 5 last minute gifts for Father’s Day.



1. Cool Bow-Tie Cards. I love these from Free time Frolics. Create a basic card and go the low-sugar option by using material to make the bow tie or indulge Dad in a huge, pinched in the middle pack of M & M’s.



2. Dad Rocks Paperweight

Love this paper weight idea of AmandaFormaro.com

FathersDayGiftsWhat You Need

1/4 cup salt

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup water bowl

Baking paper & 1/2 cup of small pebbles


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Mix flour, salt and water together in a bowl. If dough is too sticky add small amounts of flour until it is doughy and pliable. Be careful not to add too much as the dough will dry out and your creation will crack.
  3. Shape a piece of the dough into a ball in your hands. Place the ball on the baking paper and flatten to about ½″ thickness.
  4. Carefully select pebbles to spell out “DAD ROCKS”. Press them firmly but gently into the salt dough.
  5. Bake your paperweight for 2-2.5 hours until completely dry.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool before handling or removing from cookie sheet.
  7. Optional: You can spray your creation with acrylic sealer or paint it with a clear coat sealer.



 3. Paddle pop message

Colour in each of the paddle pops and leave a special message for Dad








4. DIY Tie

Raid the sweet jar and put them in a bag with a colourful triangle and – voila -the new season Tie. If anyone has ever seen Gavin and Stacey the classic saying ‘Tidy’ would be the funniest addition to anyone who appreciates a fabulous Welsh accent saying those words!






5. DIY photo

This might be a physical challenge but the results are worth it. A last minute print job at your local copy shop and that’s a photo worth putting up at the office!


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Hi I'm Bec and this is my my blog Daycare Decisions. I am a mum of 2, passionate about early education, nature play and a parents' transition back to the workforce after having a baby.

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