One of my most vivid childhood memories of Father’s Day was from Kindergarten. I always loved how my elementary school used our school pictures in so many crafts, Father’s Day was no exception. We weren’t in school by the time Father’s Day came around so we had to hold onto this super special gift, until June rolled around.
I had made my dad this really great paper tie that had my picture on it, I colored it and decorated it and SAVED it all that time to present to him on Father’s Day morning. I’m sure he loved it and appreciated it, I don’t really remember his initial reaction but I do remember this snazzy tie had a string on it so my dad could wear it! Our family had plans to go out to breakfast at our favorite pancake spot. We were headed out and I noticed my dad wasn’t wearing his new tie. So he put it on and zipped up his coat (it was June in Kansas—ie not cold) and we were off. In the restaurant he had kept his jacket zipped and this part I remember so clearly. I had to make him take the jacket off so all could see his new father’s day tie that I was so proud to give him.
What a great dad I have!! Being a parent now I can see how sweet that moment was that he did actually wear in public a construction paper tie the size of a bib while we all ate pancakes. Of course that is not the only time my dad put my heart first and maybe look a little foolish to support me and bless me.
What I love most about this memory is that it is one me, my dad, and my mom look back on and enjoy a good chuckle.
Now days not all dads wear ties every day or ever sometimes but I have always wanted to make that craft with my kids, and I thought it’d be great to share it with you all too. This tie is a bit smaller but still features a spot for a child’s photo—I designed the printable to allow you to upload the photo right into the document and print it out.
If you choose to print out the back your child can make a little list of things they love about dad. It would make a great card just as is that your child can color and give to dad. Or you could punch a couple holes at the top and run a piece of yard through and give dad a tie he can WEAR!
I hope you all enjoy this sweet little Father’s Day Tie Craft Printable as much as I do.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads (PS. Father’s Day is June 19, 2016)
Elizabeth McCoy – A stay at home homeschooling mom of 3 in Atlanta, GA. When not homeschooling and tending to my duties at home I enjoy crafting and designing for my Etsy shop– www.SewBitandCo.com along with blogging at my blog—www.elizabethlmccoy.com