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kiwibella Sun 19-Dec-10 20:20:52

we are giving handmade presents this year mostly to encourage the dds to put some thought in to doing something special for someone else. I'm stuck though... what can I make with dd (3yo) for her Daddy that isn't tat or going to be shelved by Boxing Day? She did a drawing yesterday which I have held on to... but what more can I do than frame it? Eeeek... stumbling on my own idea now grin.

southeastastra Sun 19-Dec-10 20:21:30

handprint on a mug

jollyoldstnickschick Sun 19-Dec-10 20:22:03

Our eldest ds covered a malteser box with star wars sticker almost 12 years ago -dh treasures that box as he knows they were ds best stickers.

kiwibella Sun 19-Dec-10 20:22:04

dd's suggestion was a purse with a flower on it??????????

onepieceoflollipop Sun 19-Dec-10 20:22:09

Some very simple baking? or sweet making?

Buy a paint your own mug or similar. I got some in Wilkos for about £1.

HopeForTheJingleBells Sun 19-Dec-10 20:23:49

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you! The mug is a FABULOUS idea, I am stealing it right now for our ds (3.9) to give dh for Christmas...the only problem will be getting him to keep quiet about it!

BikeRunSki Sun 19-Dec-10 20:25:12

DS(2.3) and I have just put fabric paint hand and footprints on plain white hankies for DH.

MilkNoSugarPlease Sun 19-Dec-10 21:32:11

I did footprints on a flat canvas with charges last year...each dc (3 here) has a different colour

looked ACE

maclover135 Sun 19-Dec-10 21:32:21

Brilliant idea for the hankies - thanks BRS smile

PurpleKate Sun 19-Dec-10 22:05:17

Iced homemde biscuits always go down well in my family. DD loves the biscuit making/icing and DH loves the eating!

twirlymum Sun 19-Dec-10 22:23:26

DS did two handprints in brown paint, which I turned into antlers for a reindeer picture. I stuck a little calendar on the bottom (you can get these in most stationery shops).

frazzled74 Sun 19-Dec-10 23:05:41

buy canvases and let them paint a picture, original art. you may want to buy the very small canvases though.

ReshapeWhileDamp Sun 19-Dec-10 23:10:26

Maybe not that daddy-friendly (but could be) but I got DS (2.10) to embellish some plain trinket boxes with paint, and then sequins, glitter glue, etc. They look rather fab! He loved doing it too. YOu could try a larger box - does your DH use cufflinks or something? YOu can get the blank boxes in Hobbycraft (I got mine in the local post office, which sells a large range of children's craft stuff).

ShanahansRevenge Sun 19-Dec-10 23:18:00

They coud paint a tshirt for him? Cheap white t shirt and some fabric paint.

iheartdusty Sun 19-Dec-10 23:41:54

scan the drawing in and get photobox or a similar company to make a mousemat from it

itsstillgood Mon 20-Dec-10 08:40:25

We made this 4 years ago and dh still has it on his desk. Mug and coaster would make a nice combination.

or Shrink plastic keyring?

Mine are glass painting beer glasses (for dh and fil) and wine glasses for me this year as we have no end of painted plates and mugs.

itsstillgood Mon 20-Dec-10 08:43:47

If she wants to do a purse, something like this

gillybean2 Mon 20-Dec-10 08:56:17

Ds has made xmas decorations most year that go on the tree year after year.
Can easily add the name of the recipiant/dad to some of these.

Has made this in the past for grandpa ainerID=10

For grandparents this year he made a tie dye shopping bag, snowflake candle holder which was painted and then glittered, and calanders with the pad things a previous poster mentioned.
The tie dying is great fun and can be extended to t-shirts, hankies, pillow cases, chef apron etc
This kit has quite a lot of pink in it, but you can simply change the colours by getting dylon cold water dye powder to top up bottles for use time and time again. ainerID=10 inerID=10 inerID=10

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