Easy Gifts to Make for Dad

Ages 6-8: Personalized Umbrella

Every time there's a gray and rainy day, remind Dad that you think he's the best by creating a specially designed umbrella just for him.

What you'll need

  • a compact umbrella in Dad's favorite color
  • several colors of puffy fabric paint in squeezable plastic jars with applicator tips (available at craft stores)


1. Lay old newspapers over your work surface

2. Open the umbrella and set it on the newspapers

3. Help your child draw designs or pictures and write "World's Best Dad" in large letters around the umbrella.

4. Follow directions on the paint jars regarding how long to let the paint dry.

Voila! Dad will stay dry, and his heart will be warmed by this useful and thoughtful gift.

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