Because Mother’s Day falls during the school year, I am always the bearer of cute gifts made in the classroom. Dad’s out there tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to homemade crafts for Father’s Day because it falls after the school year is out for the summer unfortunately and so this leaves us moms to our own devices! I searched the internet high and low for something that the kiddos can make Kevin (aka Dad) for Father’s Day. But a few days ago, lo and behold, an email was delivered right to my inbox of a very creative card to make!
I follow a blog called Sidetracked Sarah over here and she wrote a post about a “candy” card that she and her kiddos made for their father. I had to
copy follow her idea as I knew it was perfect for hubby as he has a huge sweet tooth and I knew it was simply enough that all my children, ages 3-10, could participate in.
It calls for get this, 21 candy bars! We headed out to the local Wal-Mart with our list, where the kiddos decided to be on the
worst best behavior, and we ended up having to substitute a few candy bars for others we found but we managed to get 90% of them. Some were king size, some were normal, others were in the “candy” aisle instead of up by the checkout and so we spent a little bit of time gathering everything. Isabella decided on the bright lime green board because it was “bright”! When we checked out, I think the older lady was wondering what the heck was going on, because of course, in buying all this candy, we each then had to pick up one for ourselves to have a treat in the car! But she never asked and she continued to scan the candy without missing a beat.
I printed all the words out in big type and we merely taped on each of the candy bars. We weren’t able to make ALL the candy bars fit and so we had to just eat the few that didn’t make it — you know, to hide the evidence from dad that anything was being made!
Here’s the end result! We were so happy with it and the kids were so excited to give it to him!
Here’s how Sidetracked Sarah instructed us to do it:
Dear Daddy, We were going to get you a Whopping (Whoppers) (100 Grand) for Father’s Day, but the money slipped through our (Butterfingers). We had (Zero) (Extra) (Whatchamakalits) to sell and it was not (Payday). We thought about taking you to get a ([kit]Kat) or out for (Hot Talmales), but we know you would not like that. We did not think an (Orbit) around the (Milky Way) or a trip to New (York) would work, so (Crunch) this card as we wish you (Mounds) of ([Almond] Joy). We hope you don’t (Rolo)ver and get sick. If you do, we will try not to (Snicker). You are a (Lifesaver). We (Skor)ed getting you for a dad. We love you to ([Reese's] Pieces). Love,
Here’s a list of the candy, just in case you want to copy this exactly:
- 100 Grand
- Extra Gum
- Kit Kat
- Hot Tamales
- Milky Way
- York Peppermint Patties
- Almond Joy
- Reese’s Pieces
I think this card could be made into almost any occasion to use it for a gift — who doesn’t love receiving candy! Have fun!