Like every child her age, my four-year old loves to draw. Miss K draws complete scenes depicting things and activities she loves. When she drew a picture of her father and her flying paper planes it struck me that it would be a great idea to make a Father’s Day special for Daddy Dearest using these. When I asked her to write a message for her Daddy, she wrote “I lov you qaqa”!! I didn’t have the heart to ask her to correct it; besides, it did look adorable!
So I decided to turn my daughter’s artwork into a framed scrapbook layout for Father’s Day. Read on to see how you can make your own!
Father’s Day Scrapbook Layout Craft
- 12”x 12” Patterned/Scrapbook Paper
- Your kid’s artwork
- Picture frame or canvas
- Embellishments like buttons etc
- Scissors, glue and double sided foam tape
- Alpha stickers for the layout title
1. I began by cutting out some details from Miss K’s artwork, like some people and rockets.
2. Now’s the time to arrange everything on your scrapbook layout. If like me, you are not a regular scrapbooker, a scrapbook layout sketch is a good starting point. One source of great scrapbook layouts is the Page Maps site; it has a great collection of sketches and sample layouts for inspiration.
3. After choosing a scrapbook layout, I started playing around with the photos and things. One tip is to start with the main elements; in this case, they included the photos, Miss K’s artwork cutouts and paper planes. The plane was made by Miss K and her Dad together, so it was perfect for the layout!
4. Once I got the main elements positioned, I moved on to the embellishments, like buttons and stickers. I moved things around till I was finally satisfied with the outcome. When you’ve made up your mind, put everything together in place with glue and double sided tape. Here I’ve added a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ title and some journal-ling. I trimmed off the edges by half an inch and mounted the layout on a 12”x 12” canvas whose edges had been painted red.
Miss K was super-delighted with the result; especially with the fact that her artwork had found pride of place on the layout! She can’t wait to show it to Daddy, though she knows she must wait till Father’s Day. Go ahead and try it out with your kids too, and give Daddy a lovely surprise!