Life Holidays Father's
Father's Day Gift Calendar...
Makes Father's Day Last A Whole Week!
Craft a Father's Day gift based on
the idea of an advent calendar -- for a
week-long Father's Day celebration!
It seems a
shame to only celebrate Father's Day for one day when dads spend
all year being special. Here's a gift idea that can stretch Father's
Day out for a whole week...or more. It's simple, easy to make
and fits any budget!
Day gift calendar is a combination of the old fashioned Advent
calendars that many remember from holidays as a child and the
Chanukah tradition of giving a gift each day of the holiday.
Father's Day, dad gets to open a new window on the calendar every
day to reveal the surprise gift. Gifts can be simple... a kiss
or hugs from each member of the family, a special dessert, an
outing to a favorite beach or picnic spot, or anything that will
make Dad feel appreciated.
If your Father's
Day gift budget can handle more expensive gifts, add gifts tailored
to dad's favorite hobby or his favorite things, dinner at his
favorite restaurant or even a family trip to a resort where dad
can be pampered by the whole family and the staff at the resort
To make the
calendar you'll need two sheets of paper, non-toxic colored markers,
a scissors, some glue, and any decorations you want to put on the
both sheets of paper into seven boxes - one for each day of
the week. Leave about an inch margin on both the right and left
sides of one of the pieces of paper. You don't need to leave
any space at the top and the bottom.
with the left and right margins will be the one that will go
on the bottom. Write the Father's day gift for each day in the
box - make sure not to write in the margins.
boxes on the other piece of paper with markers. If you want
to get fancy you can glue stars, pictures or pieces of Father's
Day wrapping paper on each box. You can also make a card by
writing something to your dad.
finished with the decorations, it's time to put your Father's
Day Gift Calendar together:
Assembling your Father's Day calendar:
piece of paper that you wrote the gifts on face up so you can
read what the gifts are.
decorated paper on top of it with the decorations showing.
two pieces together - on the right side only.
few minutes for the glue to dry.
glue is dry enough to handle the papers without them coming
apart, cut the top piece so each box is separate. You should
have what looks like seven little decorated flags attached to
your Father's Day Gift list.
some glue in the 1 inch margin on the left side of the bottom
sheet. Carefully press the edges of the top sheet down so that
they are even. You don't want spaces where the bottom paper
will show through. When it dries...you're done!
Give dad the
Gift Calendar and let him open the first gift on Father's Day.
Each day after that he gets to open one more box and gets one