Father's Day Craft

father's day craft

How great is this Father’s Day picture puzzle I saw in our latest Clubhouse Jr magazine?! I’m so excited about it–almost as excited as the kids! It’s super easy and makes a fun presentation for Father’s Day. Ready to get to it?

First grab your materials:
popsicle sticks (I got the fat ones)
white glue
scotch tape
exacto knife
cute photo of your husband and kids

Now, the super easy instructions:

1. Lay out 8-9 popsicle sticks side by side and even across the top. (This actually took Lydia several tries.)

father's day craft

2. Put 2 large pieces of tape across the top and bottom. Then flip it over.

father's day craft

3. On the non-taped side, glue a photo onto the popsicle sticks. Make sure you put glue on the edges! Place under some heavy book (or a coffeepot, like we did!) until it dries. Once it’s dried, pull the scotch tape off the back.

father's day craft

4. Use an exacto knife to cut the popsicle sticks apart. I tried doing it on the back so I could follow the lines of the popsicle sticks but it was hard to get the knife through it. So, I grabbed an extra popsicle stick and used it as a line on the front. That was much easier!

father's day craft

5. Voila! Aren’t they cute? We stacked ours up and tied them with ribbons. I can’t wait to give them to my husband on Father’s Day. I don’t know what he’ll do with them after–maybe we’ll just keep them as a fun personalized puzzle!

father's day craft

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  1. That’s a great craft for my boys! Thanks!

    I’m stopping by from Making the World Cuter. Have a great Monday!


  2. so cute! what you can do is glue them together on a cardboard backing after Les has reassembled it, and put it on a picture easel or something like that and he can put it on his side of the bed or on his office desk or something…

  3. How totally cute is this!!!! I bet the kids had a great time making it too!

    I bet you could frame it once he’s put it together! That would look adorable and provide a way for the pic to always be up (plus give him a nice reminder of the project the made for him)!
    .-= Lolly´s last blog ..Buttons & Scallops Bridal Clutch =-.

  4. That is so fun!!!
    .-= Kaysi @ Keeping It SImple´s last blog ..Motivate me Monday #21 =-.

  5. so creative and unique :) come and link up to MMM!!!

  6. Very cute project! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love this! I’m going to do this as a homeschool project too, one for each of the girls with they’re own pictures!
    .-= Vashti´s last blog ..Homeschool has begun! =-.

  8. Coming via Crafty Crow – this is super cute! Definitely going to be doing this craft! Will link back when we do. Thanks for the great idea!
    .-= Kami´s last blog ..Learning About Africa Part 2 (printables included) =-.

  9. Visiting via Keeping it Simple…
    What a fun craft to do with the kids. Thank you so much for posting this.

  10. What a great idea! Maybe on the back you could write a message on a piece of swanky scrapbook paper and double the puzzle.
    .-= Leah Sidwell´s last blog ..Father’s Day in T-Minus 6 Days…. =-.

  11. Love it!
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  12. That is perfect – it will be very exciting for the kids on Fathers Day as it is assembled I am sure. Another thing you could do with it after the puzzle has been assembled is to glue the sticks to a plastic cup and turn them into a pen holder.
    .-= Sarah Craftylocks´s last blog ..Yummy Foods Collage =-.

  13. What a cute idea!!!

  14. So cool! I have loads of these tongue depressors (as in tons like about a thousand pieces) at home and I’ve been using them as gift tags. But this one totally made me giddy for another project using popsicle sticks! :) Thank you! 😛
    .-= Issa´s last blog ..Take Time To… =-.

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  16. Just wanted you to see that I took your idea and did it! My husband loved it! Thanks!


  17. That’s a lovely idea! I guess you could also use the scotchtape OVER each or the sticks to protect the picture? Lovely!
    .-= Luschka @ Diary of a First Child´s last blog ..Do Girls Really Need to be Daddy’s Princess =-.

  18. Yolanda Drietz says:

    very cute idea….my kids love puzzles

  19. What a great idea! I have featured this post to my Father’s Day Inspirations. I would LOVE to have you stop by and check it out! Grab an A++ button for your blog while you’re there!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. sabrina says:

    We are doing this and we are going to put magnets on the back. He can put it on his file cabinet at work. :) thanks for sharing1

  21. Hey it’s almost father’s day again and this looks like a good idea. will definitely try this at home! :)

  22. Thank you for this! We made one for Father’s Day!

  23. Amanda this is a great activity for kids for father’s day. We included it in our post for father’s day projects @ theclassroomcreative. Hope you have a great week!

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