Father's Day Fun

Lesson #10009

Create a decorative Father's Day jar to store special items for dad's hobbies or interests.

Grade Level:

Create decorative Father's Day jars to celebrate dad and his hobbies or special interests. Dad can use these jars to organize treasures from the garage to the office. Decorate personalized jars for camping accessories, fishing line and tackle, golf balls or collecting coins. Modify this gift for any father figure to meet student needs. This project can be created for any holiday or celebration, using any decorative die.

Develop organization skills by designing unique jars for storage of special items for Father's Day or any occasion.

16674-SM-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Geometrics, Small (4 Die Set) - Small 16766-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Tools (5 Die Set) - Large

Supplies Used: Button, Cardstock, Glue, Jar with Lid, Patterned Ribbon 4" Width, Plain Ribbon 1 1/2" Width, Pop-Dots, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut Pliers and Saw from chipboard and multiple colors of cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Leave one color of each whole and adhere highlights from another color (Figure A). Adhere the Pliers and Saw to chipboard for durability.
  3. Depending on the dimensions of jar, cut a rectangular piece of construction paper or any Geometric die shape, and computer print or write the words "Dad's Treasures" on it. Mat with contrasting color of cardstock or construction paper to create a label (Figure B).
  4. Wrap the 4" wide patterned ribbon around the jar and attach the label to the patterned ribbon with pop dots.
  5. Slide the embellished Pliers and Saw behind the label to secure to the jar.
  6. Wrap the 1 1/2" wide colored ribbon around the neck of the jar and tie a bow.
  7. Attach a decorative button to the bow with glue (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
  • 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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