Get Crafty This Father’s Day!


“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters…”

-George Herbert, poet


This quote makes a valid point–we love our schools, but father figures are some of the most important teachers in our lives as well. Although we should be appreciative of them everyday, Father’s Day is a day set aside just for these special guys. This year, we wanted to get crafty and create our own homemade Father’s Day cards–here are some ideas if you’d like to join us!

We love these ideas for handmade cards:

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Grab some craft supply staples like scissors, clear tape, Elmer’s glue, beads and buttons, or strong construction paper and make Dad a note from scratch!

Extra Father’s Day goodies can be equally creative. Maybe make a homemade scrapbook bound in painted cardboard (carve three holes down the side with scissors and tie it all together with string for a quick binding!), or construct a kind of “treasure hunt” by placing some of Dad’s favorite things throughout the house in unexpected places (like chocolate covered almonds in his slippers, a new book on the carton of eggs in the refrigerator, or a coupon for 100 percent off of lawn mowing and dishes duty in his jeans pocket).

Of course, you can always opt for a breakfast in bed:


Happy Father’s Day from the Smart Lunches Family! We want to know–what are your favorite Father’s Day traditions? Leave us a comment below!



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