Father's Day Craft Project: Sports Magnets
Make dad a set of simple sports ball magnets for Father's Day
- Magnet maker:Your kid.
- Glue gun operator:You.
- Four small balls:Real golf, racquet or tennis balls will work. Or if dad is more of a soccer, basketball, baseball or football fan, pick up some mini foam versions of those balls.
- Small, heavy-duty magnets:Check your craft store or order them online. You'll need one for each ball.
- Hot glue and glue sticks:Hot glue and glue sticks: Kids and hot glue don't mix, so make sure you do all the gluing— unless you want to spend Father's Day in the ER!
- Construction paper and markers
- Order a pack of mini foam balls or have your kid raid dad's sports bag for a few golf, racquet or tennis balls. (We don't recommend letting him bust out any brand new balls—dad might not be thrilled to miss out on a golf game in favor of a new magnet.)
- Pick up the magnets at your local craft store.
- Hot glue a magnet to the back of each ball.
- While you're hot gluing, have your kid use the construction paper to create some "free pass" Father's Day coupons for dad to go play his favorite sport. They can say something like, "Good for one guilt-free game of golf!" or "One ticket to play racquetball (and get away from the racket at home)!"
- Wrap the coupons and magnets and give them to dad on Father's Day, or stick them on the fridge with the magnets and wait for dad to find them. He'll be thrilled you didn't get him a tie!
- If you can snag an empty tennis or racquet ball container, try making three of the same magnets, putting them back into the container in step 5 and wrapping the whole thing in time for Father's Day!