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Fathers Day pen holder

Duration: any

Age: child

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun


Make a pen holder for Dad’s desk.

You can never find a pen when you need one! A personalised pen pot is a perfect gift for any Dad. He can keep it by the phone at home or on his desk at work.

Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  • Scissors, craft glue, paints and brushes.
  • A clean tin, preferably one that has been opened with a ring pull lid, such as baked beans or tomatoes.
  • Photos to cut out and paste or small drawings created by your baby.
  • Felt for the bottom of the tin.
  • Varnish (optional)

Putting it all together:

  • Ensure that the opening of the tin is safe before starting.
  • Have you child paint the tin inside and outside in the colour of their choice.
  • While the paint is drying, help your child cut out your photos or drawings so they are ready to stick onto the tin.
  • Once the tin is dry, arrange the photos around the tin and glue these on. As an alternative you could place hand prints from your baby around the tin.
  • When the tin is dry you can paint the varnish over the entire tin. This step is optional.
  • After the varnish is dry, glue the felt (cut into a circle) onto the base of the tin.

Fill this with some pencils or pens for Dad and deliver with a kiss on Fathers day.