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The Weekend Project: Arts and Crafts that Fathers Will Love

Jun 17, 2022
We celebrate the men we look up to, our fathers and the father figures in our lives, on the third Sunday of June. There are a lot of ways to show appreciation. One of which, especially if you have young kids, is to make arts and crafts. Not only do fathers have keepsakes, the time and effort during the arts and crafts session is one such memory that both the father and the child will hold dearly.
When did Father’s Day start?
According to historians, the earliest recorded celebration of Father’s Day was on July 5, 1908. The commemoration was in honor of the men lost in the mining incident, the Monograph Mining Disaster in West Virginia, in December of 1907. Around 361 men were killed and around 1,000 children were left fatherless because of the incident. Records also say that the origin of the Father’s Day celebration was on June 19, 1910, when the YMCA in Spolan, Washington with the help of Sonora Smart Dodd recruited clergymen to honor the fathers. Another was in 1915, Harry Meek and the Lion’s Club, celebrated Father's Day on the third week of June. It coincided with Meek’s birthday, whom the Lion’s Club named as the “Originator of Father’s Day.” After many attempts and much effort, Father's Day became a permanent national holiday in 1972 when then President Richard Nixon signed it into a law. It came after 50 years of celebrating Mother’s Day in May every year.
Arts and Crafts for Fathers
Nothing beats handmade presents. More than the gift itself, what we value in them is the time and effort put into making them, and one keeps the recipient in his mind while in the process of making the arts and crafts.
Best Dad Trophy
No other award-giving body can ever top the Best Dad Award given by his child. And the best thing is that in making this trophy, you get to recycle and reuse materials. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it is also money-saving as you do not need to buy the materials. The stuff that you need is a pencil, recycled shipping box, scissors, a can, super glue or glue gun, primer, and paint. As for the embellishments, you need beads, buttons, rhinestones, wood shapes, dried pasta, and other little ornaments.
Father’s Day Bobblehead
A cute and silly project that you can make is a bobblehead. For sure, giggles and laughs will echo the room every time you look at this craft. What you need to prepare are construction paper, a dixie cup, pipe cleaner, acrylic paint, markers, white glue, a glue gun, tape, a toothpick, and of course the photo of dad.
Daddy Clay Dish
If you want a more challenging craft to do, make a clay dish that can serve as a key holder or ash tray for the nicotine-dependent dads. The materials needed are air-dry white clay, a paintbrush, a toothpick, water, and a paper plate.
Workbench you can trust: Fleximounts WB102 Manual Height Adjustable Workbench
For the activities that you will be doing with your kids, it is good to be armed with a sturdy and height adjustable table. Kids can get a little clumsy, so a table that does not wobble easily is one that you should use. Moreover, as there is a stark difference in height between the parent and the kids, a height-adjustable workbench can let the both users fix it to their preferred height to be able to work comfortably. Another advantage of using the workbench is that it can be utilized not only for your weekend activities with kids but also in your other projects that may require more hard work and longer durations. Workbenches are a must-have for any garage workshop, whether making repairs, finishing DIY projects, or building anything from scratch. A decent work surface may be good for now, but if we are thinking long term, then you must pick a workbench that is scratch-free and can handle the weight and work that you will do. Plus, it should be a safe workspace that allows electrical, mechanical, and other tasks. A portable yet durable one takes the cake as your workspace can be moved depending on your needs and the space available in the garage. Utilizing a sturdy workbench not only makes your job easier but it also offers to maintain an organized workstation. We could not stress enough the importance of having a neat workspace. It aids in the faster completion of projects, and most of all, it secures your safety, especially when working with tools that can cause injuries when mishandled. One such reliable workbench that you can maximize when working is the Fleximounts WB102 Manual Height Adjustable Workbench. Height-adjustable workbenches are heaven-sent. There are tons of work and activities that rely on a stable worktop. If you add flexible height to the features, this product is a winner. The user can manually adjust the level of the frame to match the desired size. So, whether you like working either standing or sitting, you can count on this workbench. The Fleximounts WB102 Manual Height Adjustable Workbench lets the user confidently handle any sitting or standing work with maximum efficiency. It enables you to elevate your workstation to its ideal height, with a height adjustment range of 29.5 inches to 44.1 inches. The extra-large crank handle offers smoother operation than standard cranks, so you can easily lift the desk, even with heavy loads, such as items like the computer set, toolboxes, car cleaning machine, paints, and many more. And best of all, you would never need tools to adjust the height of the table legs as is necessary for other workbenches without a crank handle. The WB102 has a solid construction, is made of a 1.5 mm cold-roll steel frame, and holds up to 500 lbs. Its worktop table uses solid rubberwood as a surface and has desktop dimensions of 47.2 inches x 23.6 inches x 1 inch, which offers plenty of space to work on. You can also use it as a garage workbench, home office desktop, or even sewing and crafting table.