Sorry Dads. From here on out, every Father's Day will be celebrated with balloons. Your "Pop" will love it. Get it? I don't love when balloons pop but in this instance, I'm embracing it. There is no better way to jazz up a gift for Dad than with this super simple Father's Day craft idea. The prep is easy and the kids can totally have a hand in making a super special moment for Dad.
I think gift baskets are always a great Dad gift idea. If I let my kids be involved in gifting, chances are my husband is going to end up with a Lego set or Harry Potter book (my kids like to shop with themselves in mind...). I like to splurge on things that he loves but I don't buy all the time (like his favorite almonds) and I also like to try to encourage him to take some time for himself since he works way too much. Aside from the gift, you just need a few supplies to create these balloon notes. I grabbed some cute paper at the craft store, some marble balloons and white yarn and my paper-cutter from the garage.
I pre-cut the paper to about 3" x 1" which I thought would be a good size for notes. I had my kids write their Dad some messages and draw him some pictures. Some of them were sweet and some were really funny. My husband loves to laugh so I let the kids write whatever they thought would make him giggle, which means I am certain there are some fart jokes...When all of the notes were written, the kids rolled them up.Then we put them in the balloons...
and used a Balloon Time helium tank to blow the balloons up. In these marble balloons, you can't even tell there is a note inside. If you used a clear balloon, you'd be able to see the pretty marble paper of the notes through them. I used 5 balloons, but you could also put 5 notes inside 1 large balloon. Make this idea yours! After we filled up all the balloons, we tied them on to the gift basket. At this point it just looks festive. But the boys were so excited about the fact that Dad would have to pop all of those balloons to get his funny notes out. Although this is a simple idea that is super easy to execute, it's fun, colorful and makes a big impact for not a lot of effort. Major key.I loved watching my husband read the notes. He loves being a Dad and this was a fun way to celebrate him. This is a super simple Father's Day craft idea that all the Dads in your life will love! Plus, who doesn't love balloons! This isn't for the faint of heart so be sure to warn people about the popping balloons if you are celebrating with extended family!
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