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Father's Day

Dad is sure to love our awesome Father’s Day craft ideas. Make a handmade gift for dad this Fathers Day with our fantastic activities.

"DAD" Frame and Clay Character

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Would you like to know how we decorated our fantastic Dad frame as shown on the cover of our 2018 Father's Day Catalogue? Below are the steps on how we did it!
  • Step 1Construct your wooden frame using PVA glue to secure it together. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2Add an undercoat to your frame using white paint. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Decorate your frame. We have used orange acrylic paint with yellow dots! These frames can be decorated in a number of ways. Use the steps above as a decorative guide and mix up the techniques to create a unique combination of your own! Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Create your Dad's body using a small amount of clay. Then cut two pieces of armature wire, around 10 cm long. You can bend the wire in the middle like we have, depending on where you want your characters arms to sit. Wrap pieces of the same coloured clay around the wire, leaving space at both ends for step 6 and 7. These will be the arms of your character.
  • Step 5Use a different coloured clay to create two hands for your character.
  • Step 6Carefully attach the hands to the end of your arms by pressing them into one end of the armature wire.
  • Step 7Attach the arms to the body by pressing the other end of armature wire into either side of the clay.
  • Step 8Create the head of your character out of clay and add facial features.
  • Step 9Use a piece of armature wire to attach the head and body together. The length of the wire will depend on the size of your characters body and head.
  • Step 10Create the letters 'DAD' out of clay, then use a ball of clay and armature wire to help them stand.
  • Step 11Print and laminate your standard sized photo (10.2 x 15.2 cm) to protect it. Cut out your laminated photo to size making sure it fits within the dimensions of the frame. Adult supervision is recommend when using a laminating machine and scissors.
  • Step 12Place your photo within the frame and your clay character and letters on top. Now your frame is ready to gift to Dad!

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue
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Product Code: 10364 250ml
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted
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Product Code: 10708 Pack of 30
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Student Scissors
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Product Code: 10897 Pack of 20
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Armature Wire
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Product Code: 12904 1.5mm x 175m
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CleverPatch Laminating Sheets - A4 - 80 Micron
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Product Code: 14241 Pack of 100
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A3 Laminator
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Product Code: 15276  
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Product Code: 16878 75ml
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Product Code: 16879 75ml
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Product Code: 16886 75ml
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Fun Modelling Clay - 500g
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Product Code: 17893 Set of 15 Colours
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Product Code: 18521 Pack of 10
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