Here's what you need:
- Large Paper Mache Letters -- You just need one D, one A and one Y or just a D and an A for Dad or a P and an O for Pop-Pop -- I got mine from Jo-Ann's.
- Paint -- I started to used spray paint but it wasn't covering very nicely, so I switched and used acrylic. That's just what I had on hand. I'm sure poster paint would work just fine too.
- Digital Camera
- Smiling Children -- I had to bribe mine with fruit snacks and even then getting them to smile, hold up the letter, and look at the camera all at the same time was a bit of a challenge.
- Collage Frame with the appropriate amount of openings -- I couldn't find a frame with five openings in a straight line, so I went with the six and gave my kids a heart I cut out of card stock to hold for the last photo. I bougth my frame at Michael's don't forget to use your coupons for 40-50% off!
- 1 Piece of Card Stock in the same color as your paint
|Here's what the letters look like before you paint them.|
|Copy heart into MS Word, enlarge, print and cut out.|
- Paint your letters and let them dry.
- Cut a Heart Out (if necessary) out of your card stock. I'm not the best free-hand drawer or cutter, so I enlarged this heart in a word document and printed it out on my card stock first. Then I cut it out.
- Now you're ready for your photo shoot. Take a few shots of each child holding each letter, so you can choose your favorites for the frame.
- Get your chosen photos printed. If you order through snapfish.com or shutterfly.com, you can usually pick your photos up locally within an hour or so.
- Add your photos to your frame and Voila! You have a wonderful Home-made Father's Day Gift.
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