Friday, June 15, 2012

Rewarding All Dads With a Trophy!

With Father's Day coming around the corner, do your little ones have a present to give to dad yet?  If not, why not give him an awesome gold trophy to place on his desk at work.  This easy peasy homemade craft is perfect for a father's day present.  I just did this with my little campers this week and they all enjoyed it (even the middle schoolers)! 

Materials Needed:
  • 2 styrofoam or paper cups (I used styrofoam because they were cheaper)
  • small paper plate
  • 1 gold pipe cleaner
  • masking tape
  • puffy paint
  • gold acrylic paint
  • Elmer's glue or glue gun
  1. Glue the bottoms of the cups together. Let it dry.
  2. Then tape the same part of cups that meet to reinforce the cup stability.
  3. Cut the pipe cleaners in half. Then insert the stems on the sides to make trophy handles.
  4. Use gold paint to cover the entire cup.  It took me 2 layers to get a good coverage of the foam cups.  
  5. Also paint the bottom side of the paper plate with gold paint.
  6. After it dries, glue the trophy to the plate.
  7. Then use the puffy paint to write "World's Best Dad", "#1 Dad", "Best Dad Award", etc.  I used sparkling black paint.  
** You can add Dad's favorite candy inside the trophy.

What do you usually give your dad for a father's day present?  I like to take my dad to a Columbus Crew game.  He's a big soccer fanatic!


  1. Okay, this thing is adorable. I wish we were still in school closer to Father's Day! It's such a cute idea! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. I also wish school was longer for all the dad's to enjoy the awesome cards and crafts the kids could do! Moms are so lucky they are a month before. Thanks for checking out this fun craft!

  2. This is such a sweet yet simple idea. We forget how easy it is to create such crafts if we put an effort. I remember how a few months ago when the family got together for an event and we had competitions for the kids, we had a trophy similar to school trophies made to award them instead of trying something simple and fun like this with the kids. Thanks for sharing Andrea. Another fellow blog stalker. ;)

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