A "Crabby" Father's Day

I hope everyone's week is going well thus far.
The weather is supposed to be quite warm here this week
so I will probably be staying out of the sun and working in my craft room.
What are your plans for the week?

My son and I made a cute picture as a gift for Father's Day
and I thought I would share it with all of you :)

We used a large white canvas for this project,
but you can definitely use a smaller one.
We also used paint, glitter, Mod Podge, and sea shells.

My son dipped a sponge into the paint

 and "sponged" the canvas to give it a nice blue and white look.

We then let it dry for a little bit
and later applied Mod Podge to the bottom

then sprinkled glitter onto it for the sand.

We painted a sun up in the top corner
and my little guy wrote out with a marker,
"I love you, Daddy!
Happy Father's Day!"

Next we painted my son's hand with red paint
and firmly pressed onto the canvas.
The hands made the crab.

Once it dried we added two eyes
and then later a smile.
Sorry, we didn't add the smile until after I had taken the pictures.

And finally we used hot glue to apply sea shells to the sand.

Enjoy your week.
Blessings and hugs to you!



Sarah Louise said...

Brilliant, I was looking for ideas on cards to make for father's day, I really hope I find to make this! It's hard to find time when dad isn't here to make cards, especially if paint is involved. But I always love making cards out of handprints, then you can see how much they have grown the year after! Thanks Stephanie! x

Sherri B. said...

Oh Stephanie, this is just precious and what a keepsake it will be. I like what Sarah Louise said about seeing how much they have grown the year after..how fun.

Have a lovely day. xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,

It is really too cute...makes me smile. His daddy is sure to love it.

After an extremely hot Saturday, we enjoyed a breezy cool Sunday and Monday. I'm not sure what this week is going to be like. I love cool weather, but if it is warm, I should take advantage of it and get some color for my upcoming trip to Florida. I don't like sunning much.

:) Hope

Melanie said...

That is too cute! It is a gift that mean more each year! Love it!

Delvalina Tuanger said...

This makes me smile and brought tears to my eyes. I love your baby boy :)

Aunty Eva

Carol Z said...

What an adorable card. Enjoyed watching it being made, and know Daddy will enjoy getting it.

Debbie Harris said...

How adorable! I too enjoyed watching this made step by step with love I know.
Such joy and fun!

Have a beautiful day!

A Daughter of the King said...

So darling!

kitty said...

Simply adorable! Your hubby will love it!!

Jazzmin said...

This is so sweet, and creative! I love how you did the sky especially with the beautiful texture.

How sweet it will be for your husband to get this from your son on father's day :)

I hope you're having a blessed week so far!

Karen Frost said...

How precious! Someday you will look back on those tiny hands with love and pride. They grow up so fast. 'Daddy' will love this! Hugs, xoxo

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Adorable! I love that it's on canvas instead of paper so you can easily hang it up as a long time reminder of his sweet little hands. Thanks for sharing, Stephanie!

Vicky Hunt said...

This is simply adorable Stephanie...:) Looks like your little man enjoyed making it and I'm sure your hubby will love it! I love how you used glitter for the sand!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Stephanie, this card is heartfelt and such a precious gift. I am sure it will be the best gift your hubby receives for Father's Day. Such a thoughtful and loving idea.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Stephanie that is the cutest project, you both did a terrific job and such a creative job with the crab,what a treasure this will be for years to come!!
Today and tomorrow it is in the 90's here with heat index in the 1oo's, Our church is having Vacation bible school all this week so I am helping out with the crafts the kids are doing

Debbie said...

Awww, perfect!

Merlesworld said...

He is very creative I like things that kids make they are more personal.

Maggie Ann said...

How special!

Lala H said...

how cute! its a thoughtful gift!

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no spring chicken said...

Beautiful! I was at first worried at the title of your post. I thought, "if she's anticipating a crabby Father's Day and it's still days away... she must really be upset about something." I'm relieved to see that it's just a wonderfully creative gift!!

Blessings, Debbie

Cottage and Broome said...

I love that you did this project on canvas so much nicer than poster board. Dad should be happy! Thanks for stopping in and following, now following you too, Laura

Mary said...

That is so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

SO CUTE! Brings back memories.

Kat White said...

That is adorable and what a great gift for dad from his son! I miss having little ones around. I loved it when my kids did crafts with me and then later my granddaughter when I got to baby-sit her for 5 years before she went to school. Have a great day! hugs

Abiola said...

This is very beautiful...sure Daddy will love it.

Kate M said...

Looks like he had great fun making this canvas keepsake - I am sure Dad adored it!! Love the hand print crab!

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