Father's Day Clock & Other Ideas…

Published June 17, 2015

father-s-day-gifts-made-easyAre you wondering what to make dad for Father’s Day this year?

Here are a few easy ideas that the kids will love, and dad will appreciate for years to come.

Photo Clock 

A few years back I saw this idea as a birthday gift and thought it would be a great idea for Father’s Day. I was surprised at how cost-effective this idea was. A quick visit to Michaels will allow you to purchase the necessary items.


  • 1 Artminds Round Clock Base
  • 1 Artminds Clock Movement kit (be sure to purchase a movement kit that corresponds to the size of the clock base)
  • Glossy photo printer paper
  • Mod Podge and foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Printer and colour ink cartridge


Print out your favourite photo of dad and set aside. Be sure to print it out to a size that will fit the 11-inch diameter clock base.

Carefully cut out the photo into a round shape that will fit onto the front side of the clock base and glue. Let dry. Once the photo is secured to the clock base apply another coat of Mod Podge directly over the photo and onto the edges of the clock base. Let dry.

Punch a hole through the back of the photo with a small nail for the clock and follow the directions on the package for assembling the clock movement kit. Insert a battery to operate the clock. Note: you have the option here to purchase a small stand for the clock to sit on if you would rather not hang it on the wall.

This idea also works nicely when done with a black and white photo.

Car Wash Bucket 

What dad wouldn’t appreciate a bucket filled with all his favourite car wash amenities? Choose a brightly coloured bucket and fill it with sponges, soaps, microfibre cloths, car wax and other favourites.

Fishing Treat Tackle Box 

This is a perfect gift for dads who love to fish. Purchase a plastic bead container from Michaels and fill it with dad’s favourite snacks for his next fishing trip. Gummies, Smarties, MM’s and nuts are perfect for this. Attach a small label from the kids on the inside panel. When the treats are gone, dad can use the container for his fishing tackle.