We decided on making a Jigsaw Puzzle in a box. On Fathers Day, Dhruvy would present Papa the box and help him put the pieces together to reveal a special message. Thankfully I have a pretty decent stash of craft materials from Itsy Bitsy so here’s what we used.
We started with painting the puzzle pieces green. My little monster loves to get his hands dirty with paint and goo so that was fun. We left it to dry as we began work on the box.
Next I studied my craft book to figure out how to create the box and found a template that looked easy enough. I folded and Dhruv glued and pretty soon the box was done.
We now needed to embellish the box. Dhruv set to work punching stars into the paper using a super cute craft punch from Itsy Bitsy. Then he placed some fruit stickers, once again from Itsy Bitsy on the lid. It looked pretty cool, our little box.
Our green puzzle pieces were dry and it was now time to paint the special message. This I had to do myself as our little man was still early on in the reading and writing timeline.
Once the paint dried, we dismantled the puzzle and placed the pieces in the box. Dhruv really likes working with pipe cleaners so we twisted a one into a spiral to add to the box decoration.
Voila! We were done! Now the only challenge was to get him to wait 6 days before showing it to Papa!!! Arghhh!
We would love to see your children’s craft creations for Fathers Day. Anything is welcome as long as you use at least 2 products from Itsy Bitsy. Contest closes midnight, Sunday June 24th 2012 and two lucky winners will get gift vouchers worth Rs. 500 from Itsy Bitsy.