1. Hand Print Canvas - for this, we picked up some small canvases widely available - ours were £1 each in the Tiger shop in Bromley.
We took our time to practice first on paper and decided to make pictures of things that are important to the children - a giraffe hand print from Maegan - she had an imaginary pet giraffe! And Captain America from superhero obsessed Blake. We used a brush to apply the paint to the hand and then did one quick and steady print which we added details to afterwards with sharpies and finger paint giraffe spots, and a metalic star sticker for Captain America!
2. Decoupage Letters. Decopatch from Hobbycraft.
We used mâché letters (currently on a 3 for 2 offer) from hobbycraft spelling out DAD and used decopatch papers and glue also from hobbycraft to decorate the letters. This was our first attempt and there's a useful tutorial on the hobbycraft blog http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/fathers-day-decopatch/ Maegan (age 2) joined in, she really liked ripping the paper up into lots of small pieces but I was absolutely stunned at how quickly and easily Blake (age 4) took to it, he's a natural and really enjoyed this craft - I'm so pleased we tried it, I'd never have thought of doing this with Blake - it's something I'd thought of trying myself but now I'm seeing it in a new light as a craft kids can enjoy too - Blake can't wait to go and chose an animal and new paper in hobbycraft to create some more things for when we move house next month - I think we will have quite the menagerie!
Hobbycraft have a really useful section on their website full of great Father's Day ideas.
Grab a limited edition tee
3. House of Fraser have a great choice of tees for Father's Day, I particularly like this limited edition Lab Label Hex tee, http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-hof-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=189194421 bold skull print on so soft good quality grey marl cotton, regular fit and numbered limited edition run. House of Fraser have a plethora of delivery options including collect from store and next day delivery for a reasonable fee making sure your gift arrives in plenty of time.
5. The Expotic Teapot have just relaunched their new website and have a fantastic collection of gourmet tea steeples - silk pyramid shaped bags. With varieties such as Gunpowder Temple or Dragon Well - with 15 different teas I'm sure you will find one to suit Dad! https://www.exoticteapot.co.uk/tea/gourmet-tea-bags
For the coffee connoisseur
6. A Dolce Gusto Mini Me - easy to use, packs a punch with 15 bar pressure and comes in a variety of colours with an extensive range of drinks - many many different coffees as well as chilled coffee, iced tea, mint tea and a really great hot choc to name a few! We've had one of these in our house since Christmas and it's used daily! https://www.dolce-gusto.co.uk/coffee-machines/mini-me
7. A photo frame to showcase family snaps - the Shake 7 Multi frame from Red Candy is perfect - it holds 7 (4"x6") pictures and can be hung either portrait or landscape. It's made from wood with a white finish. Red Candy is a great website jam packed with gift ideas.
8. Dr.Oetker Chocolate Guinness cake. Easy to make, moist and yummy! We've also baked this recipe in a bundt tin http://www.oetker.co.uk/uk-en/rezepte/r/chocolate-guinness-cake.html?
Fix It Dad
Sugru! Like play clay for adults! Squish it, make it, leave it to set! Use it to fix or modify everything - it's addictive!
Available from http://sugru.com, B&Q and Wilko's
Emma in Bromley xx
Emma in Bromley xx