DIY Gift Ideas for Dad For Father’s Day

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Mommas! What’s your plan for Father’s Day Gifts? DIYs from the Heart!

Still thinking of Father’s Day gifts for the hubbie? Nothing says Happy Father’s Day like a homemade gift from the heart! Help your child surprise Dad with one of these super cute DIY ideas this year.

 

Desi Fusion Breakfast in Bed for Papa

Everyone knows the way to a man’s heart is thru his stomach. Try something different this Father’s Day and have your kids help you make breakfast in bed for Papa, but with a desi twist by making Egg Bhurji Tacos. It’s easy enough that the kids can help, quick enough so you’re not spending all morning in the kitchen, and beyond delicious! After all, they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day….and this recipe will guarantee a great start to Father’s Day! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prep Time:  5 minutes Cook Time:  10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of oil (or cooking spray for a lighter version)

1 small onion, chopped fine

1-2 roma tomatoes, chopped fine

½ avocado, sliced

2-3 tortillas (corn or flour)

1-2 green chillies, chopped fine (optional)

½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

1-2 teaspoons of red chilli powder

1-2 teaspoons of ground coriander powder

1-2 teaspoons of cumin powder

3-4 eggs, lightly whisked (add a splash of heavy cream or milk for extra fluffiness)

¼ cup coriander leaves, chopped fine

Salt to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Lightly whisk eggs and add salt to taste. Stir and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in pan (or use cooking spray) on medium heat.
  3. Add onions and saute until translucent.
  4. Add tomatoes and stir until softened.
  5. Add green chillies.
  6. Add turmeric and red chilli powder. Stir for about 20-30 seconds.

7. Add whisked eggs to the pan and stir continuously until eggs become fluffy and crumbled in texture.

8. Put cooked egg bhurji in a bowl and top with chopped coriander leaves and sliced avocado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serve the mouthwatering egg bhurji with some warm tortillas and a piping hot cup of chai! Mmmmm…Happy Father’s Day indeed!

 

Footprint Papa’s Scooter Craft

 

Materials:

Cardstock or Paper for the card

Black Marker

Paint, various colours as shown below

Markers to draw outline of scooter and write

Child’s cute little foot and fingerprints 😉

  1. Make sure your child is in the mood to paint (which my little Isha is ALWAYS in)

Either paint or dip their cute little foot with the color paint that you want the scooter to be (right foot works best for this).

  1. Guide their foot to make a footprint towards the center bottom of the page:

  1. Pick the paint colors you want the balloons to be. For me it was easier to dollop the paints on a plastic or paper plate so that Isha could easily dip her fingers in the plate.4. Place the plate as close as possible to the balloon area, to make it easier for you to guide your child’s fingers to the correct areas. Remember, the balloons can really be anywhere you choose, so there is no real way to “mess up” on this step, just let them enjoy finger painting!
  2. We did 12 finger prints for 12 balloons to spell out “I L-O-V-E Y-O-U P-A-P-A”  Again, you can spell out whatever message you choose.
  3. Now your child’s part is done. Time for you to add the details onto the scooter and balloons. Add 2 semi-circles for the the mud-guards above the 2 tires. Next add the steering column.

 

  1. Next with a black marker draw the tires, semi circle for the back tire, and full tire for the front.

  1. Add a line of paint for the bench of the scooter.
  2. Add a light with yellow paint on the steering column
  3. Add an arch with white paint next to the bench in white
  4. With a black marker:
  • Draw the handle bars
  • Draw the outline of the light
  • Draw the strings of the balloons
  • Draw lines of smokes out of the exhaust (big toe 🙂

And….done!

Finally, an easy one for the mommas who have no time! I saw this idea on Pinterest and went for it.  I love Pinterest projects that don’t require too much shopping or time.

 

D-A-D Letters Picture Frame

Materials:

1 Picture frame for 3 photos

Foam Letters from your child’s existing alphabet foam mat (If you do not have this foam mat, then you can either cut-out letters from cardboard, or buy them at a local Michaels)

Printed photos

The extra photos from this little session are hilarious.  She had the letters in her mouth 95% of the time so I had to take it from her, hand it back, and snap the picture quickly to get a smile. LOVE them!

To make this photoshoot a little more personal for the hubby, I put my baby in a Texas Longhorns onesie. Please note: you may not get all perfect photos in one day, which is why my 3rd photo is of her in PJs 🙂

 

  1. Pick out your letter A and letter D (either from a foam mat, or store-bought)
  2. Have your little one sit on a couch or the floor with any props or background you choose.

  1. Take 3 different photos, each with a different letter.

  1. Voila! done!


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