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my hubby’s favorite father’s day gift so far is the portrait t-shirt and he wears it with much pride. this year i wanted to make him another t-shirt with both kids’ handprints or something like that, but i just didn’t manage in time. instead he got a gift which i played a much smaller part in: a book written and illustrated by my daughter.
she dictated the story to me and i wrote it down just as she told it. then she drew the pictures, did a bit of collage, stamped, etc, until she was happy with it. i know it’s not the first time that a kid makes a gift like this, but sometimes while trying to think of a good homemade gift, you can forget about the most simple things and how they can be the best gifts!
for her nonno (grandfather), sofia made a pen holder, using one of these tin cans (like i used here).
in the end i had to show her how to put more glue under the pieces that she cut out and glued on because rolling it up the edges came off the paper. unfortunately i forgot to take a picture before we gave it away, but you can get a good idea from here what it was like. i honestly don’t know how much the nonno appreciated this gift, but my hubby wanted one just like it for himself!
happy father’s day, dads!