Easy Gifts to Make for Dad

Ages 4-6: Personalized Card or Clip Holder

In this age range, children are able to do many types of crafts. They're very creative, and they're very tactile. That's why they love working with clay. Tap into this passion and have your child make a personalized business card holder for dad this year. For this project, they'll need your close supervision and some design assistance.

What you'll need

  • Crayola Model Magic Clay (available at craft and toy stores)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • cookie cutters
  • a plastic knife
  • a business card


1. Help your child mold a small tray to hold Dad's business cards. Start by having him flatten out a small ball of clay.

2. Cut out a square of approximately 4 inches. Mold the edges upward to form a holder that will accommodate about 25 business cards.

3. Press the business card into the front edge of the clay, firmly molding the clay to the card.

4. Now your child's imagination can take over. She can mold flowers, animals, or people out of the clay. Or she can use the cookie cutter to make shapes. Another idea is to roll the clay into strips and make letters that spell out the word "Dad."

5. Allow the shapes to dry.

6. This part of the project you need to do yourself: With a glue gun, glue the shapes onto the business card. Allow the glue to dry.

If dad does not have business cards to display, you can make the tray a little deeper and it can be used as a paper clip holder. Dad will be very proud of this project that he can display and enjoy on his desk at the office or at home.

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