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Easy Father’s Day Craft: Adeline’s Gift To Daddy

And another weekend has come and gone! This weekend was somethin’ else though – it was Adam’s first Father’s Day!

I can’t even put into words how much he means to our new little family, and the way Adeline looks at him and belly laughs with him is enough to melt my heart into an ooey gooey mess. Those two. Goodness I love ’em!

I wanted to pop in and share the craft that Adeline made for her daddy. It was so much fun helping her with her first art project, and I love how it turned out! She’s pretty much a baby Picasso already. #proudparent


I scoured Pinterest for inspiration, and finally settled on finger painting a photo mat, then framing a photo of the dynamic duo. I figured he could put it on his desk at work, and all the ladies at work could ooh and ahh over how cute they are. (I’m looking at you Kim and Monica 😉 )

I purchased everything at trusty Wal-Mart, and it was incredibly affordable. Budget crafting for the win!


One afternoon last week, I kicked Adam out of the house and we got to work. I taped down a trash bag, then taped down the photo mat so it also wouldn’t move. I then picked out three colors that would blend together easily, and gradually let Adeline stick her hands in the paint then play on the mat. I had to help guide her hands so they didn’t end up in her mouth, but once she started playing in the paint I think she enjoyed it! *Tip: if you’re thinking about doing this, make sure you pick colors of the same family, otherwise they will all blend together and look like poop.

I framed the final product once it dried, and that was that!


To celebrate Father’s Day Sunday, we stuck to our usual game-plan – baby waking at the butt crack of dawn, church, lunch, fussy baby, afternoon nap, fussy baby, bedtime.

How did you celebrate Father’s Day? What did you gift or craft?

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  • Reply
    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    June 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    AWWW the cutest!! It’s crazy to see how fast Adeline is growing! She’s gorgeous- just like her mama :).

    Hope you guys had an amazing first Father’s Day! <3
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      Sweet Miles
      June 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Christine! I KNOW!!!!! Time is flying by and it’s crazy!!! And thank you, you are so sweet 🙂

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    Heather @Lunging Through Life
    June 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Oh how cute! I also enlisted paint to help with Aaron’s gift. Once Annabelle got going, she loved it too!

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      Sweet Miles
      June 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      So fun!! I need to look into making edible finger paint since she kept putting her hands in her mouth!

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    Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    June 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    What a cute idea! love it!
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      Sweet Miles
      June 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you! I can’t until she’s a little bigger and can really get into it!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    June 22, 2016 at 8:23 am

    How adorable! What a fun project for the both of you.
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      Sweet Miles
      June 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks Julie! It was so much fun – granted it was quite a bit messier than I imagined!

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