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Make this hysterical cake for daddy this Father’s Day – a remote control cake! Of course, I am not a proponent of promoting television watching, but in my home growing up, my dad definitely had “control” over the TV’s remote control…or he would fall asleep with it in his hand where you couldn’t move it. Ha!  Bake this cake or even make a big brownie sheet and decorate it with your children for this Sunday’s Father’s Day!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 baked 13- by 9-inch cake or brownie
  • Dad’s favorite frosting
  • Gel icing
  • Various candies

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.     Slightly trim the long sides of a baked 13- by 9-inch cake or brownie to resemble a remote control.

2.     Spread on a layer of Dad’s favorite frosting, then press on various candies (we used Skittles, M&M’s, and Spree candies) for control buttons.

3.     Finally, use gel icing to add numbers, arrows, or other symbols to some of the buttons.

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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day present? This six-piece desktop decoration showcases family photos on two sides when it’s assembled and doubles as a brainteaser when Dad needs a distraction.

You will need:

  • 6 (1 1/2-inch) wooden cubes
  • Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
  • Rubber band
  • Thin black marker
  • 2 photos (3×5 or 4×6)
  • Double-sided adhesive sheets
  • Scissor
  • X-Acto knife
  • Letter stickers (optional)

How To:

  1. Paint the sides of each cube, leaving the top and bottom bare.
  2. When they’re dry, arrange them in a rectangle, unpainted sides up, and wrap a rubber band around them to hold them together.

    Step 2

    Using the marker, trace the rectangle onto the picture side of each photo, making sure everyone’s faces fit within the rectangle. Apply a double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of each photo and cut along the tracing lines. Peel off the adhesive’s backing and adhere one photo to the top of the cubes and one to the bottom (since it’s a bit tricky, it’s a parent’s job).

  3. Divide the photos by cutting along the edges of the cubes with the X-Acto knife (another job for a parent). Add letter stickers if desired.

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When daddy’s at work, have him think about the kiddos and the family! Let kids redo this basic office staple as a gift for Dad — their messages will last well beyond Father’s Day.

How To:

Wrap a rubber band around a notepad cube and have kids write greetings and make drawings on two sides with a broad, pointy marker. (Fine tips will get caught between the pages.) Move band, and decorate the other two sides. Tie the notepad with a colorful ribbon. As an added gift, slide in a pen.

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Put a personal spin on a Father’s Day card: Add a photo that twirls on a string. Kids can pick their favorite snapshots of themselves and glue them back to back, or use only one and cover the other side with colorful paper. Then all that’s left to do is write a special message to Dad to tell him you love him! Quick, simple and a memory that will last forever!

Card How-To:

  1. Cut out a sheet of colorful paper with a width that’s divisible by three; ours is 12 inches (the height is 7). Use a ruler to divide width into three equal parts; fold paper at those points. Unfold. Fold left flap over middle (these panels will be card’s front), then fold both in half (use a bone folder, if you like). Draw a half circle (or half square) over outer fold as shown; cut out, cutting through all layers, just outside line.

 

  1. Trim cutouts. Lay one on photo; trace. Cut out photo; glue onto cutout.
  2. Glue string between photo and the other cutout (or another photo). Place string in fold of middle flap, positioning photo in hole; glue left flap to middle, trapping string inside. Trim string.

Decorate to suit Dad!

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Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.”


– Robert Frost

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Spell out to your daddy how much you love him this Father’s Day!  Make him a paper picture frame using the letters of his name or simply “DAD”.  This gift from your child can stand proudly on his desk, around the house or next to his bed with the easy help of bent paper clips! The photographs in this craft are trimmed to show your baby or kids faces, where they peek through the holes of the letters.


Items Needed:

  1. Lightweight card stock in any color
  2. One sheet of plain white paper
  3. Scissors
  4. Pencil
  5. 2 paper clips

Frame How-To

  1. Draw in block letters “DAD” with thick lines on a white sheet of paper to create a template for the picture frame (see picture for the shape you are).
  2. Lay the template over lightweight card stock – choose whatever color you like!
  3. Trace with a pencil and cut out.
  4. For all you mommies, cut out the middle parts of each letter.
  5. Trim photos to fit the openings, making them slightly larger than the holes
  6. Tape the photos behind the frame.
  7. To make the frame stand up, bend open two paper clips and tape the small sides to the backs of the letters at the very bottom (see picture).
  8. Give Daddy a hug and present this gift with love!

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Thank you for all the adorable contest submissions. We were certainly pleased and amused to have seen so many mini-mes. It was a tough one—and still, just couldn’t decide between two entries—so we made them both winners! Congratulations to Latoicha G. and Jennifer H.’s…husbands! 😉 Happy Father’s Day, Dads! Your Mini-Me gets gorgeously outfitted in $100 worth (retail value) of clothes from le•top’s new Fall 2009 Collection. Look for an email confirmation in your inbox soon. Thanks to all who entered…we really appreciate you sharing your fun photos with us!

Submitted by Latoicha Givens. A true mini-me! Son looks just like his DAD!

Submitted by Latoicha G. A true mini-me! This little guy looks just like his dad!

Submitted by Jennifer Holt. We were tickled pink to see how this little girl spends her day with Daddy.

Submitted by Jennifer H. We were tickled pink to see how this little girl spends her day with Daddy.

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