Home made Christmas gift ideas for dad

Written by george n. root iii
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Home made Christmas gift ideas for dad
Many dads appreciate home made Christmas gifts. (Getty Thinkstock)

Small children can be encouraged to be creative and make home made Christmas gifts for Dad. A child may opt to create a gift she feels is appropriate for her father based on his job, his favourite hobby or love for his child. Developing home made Christmas gift ideas for Dad can be a fun project for the rest of the family and the kids.

For the desk

Any father can take pictures of his children, put them in a store bought frame and put it on his desk at work, but children can create a special desk decoration as a home made Christmas gift for Dad. You can help children glue ice lolly sticks into the shape of a frame. Be sure to glue sticks as legs so the frame can stand up. Let the kids decorate the frame with glitter, stickers and magic markers. Once the frame is finished, have the kids write messages on a piece of paper for their father, including a poem and hand prints if there is room. Then glue the paper messages to the back of the frame so it shows through.

Lock of hair

Fathers that cherish their children might appreciate a hand made gift of a lock of hair. Instead of cutting a lock of hair and taping it to a card, help kids do a little extra to make it a special Christmas gift. Help children carefully cut a lock of hair from their heads so they can tell Dad that they made the whole gift themselves. You can have the kids wrap the lock of hair with a gold coloured thread purchased from a craft store, and then leave a loop of string so the hair can be hung on something. Thick string or gold coloured yarn works well for this project.

Home video

If Dad is a video enthusiast, then he would appreciate his kids making a Christmas video. For this particular gift, an adult needs to lend a hand with the filming. Children can create sets, brainstorm a sketch or script to film and act it out. To make the project complete, the finished product can include artwork made by the children.

Wrapping paper

To complete a home made Christmas gift, use home made wrapping paper. You can purchase plain white wrapping paper, or any other solid colour you prefer, and ask children to decorate it with designs in glitter or magic marker. Children can make the wrapping paper Dad-themed by drawing pictures of their father and writing messages on the paper.

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