Father’s Day is two weeks away and I’ve got an idea for the fisherman in your life.
My husband is a fish biologist by trade (not marine biologist, he studies fish in inland waters..sorry I always have to clarify). He also enjoys fly fishing when he has time and line fishing with our boys. So…of course I had to play that up for his gift this year.
It’s a super simple idea…but aren’t those the best?
I grabbed the cheese factor for this printable from this cute kid snack idea I pinned from HERE.
Printed it up (printable at the bottom of the post), backed it with scrapbook paper and taped it to the top of a foam cooler. (please excuse the raindrops…)
It’s as fancy as I would let myself get, because I knew my husband would be a little annoyed if I tried pretty-ing this thing up any further. ;)
And…I know, I know. Foam is not great for the environment, but we use these for caught fish. I think that explains it. Plus…if you read the label they tell you how to recycle it. (There. Conscience satisfied).
I haven’t finished filling it up. But so far…
We have his favorite gourmet root beer I pretty much only buy this time of year, a fish scale because he doesn’t have one yet, and not fishing related but I knew he and the boys will love them – potato guns. Just the packaging makes me laugh (Swell!). I might regret it, or it might the most awesome thing I’ve bought for my boys. I guess I’ll find out.
We plan on adding some more fishing goodies, some pictures drawn by the kids, and new flies – it’s a tradition for my boys to pick out new ones for him every Father’s Day. I’m sure a fishing outing will also be involved. Easy, practical, and I know my husband will enjoy it.
Do you have a fisherman you think would enjoy something like this?
I created some free printables you can grab by right clicking and saving to your computer:
You can also use this one..but you’ll need to add the rest of the words…
I loaded these full size, so you can enlarge them a bit if needed.
If you don’t like how I spaced the images, you can crop the card to a square, or you can grab the image above ^^^ and make your own. Add grandpa, uncle, etc. to the inside the card instead if you like.
PLEASE NOTE: All printables are for personal use only. Thank you!
**Oh and one more thing!
If you need a gift that would be great for a young dad (or maybe a spry grandpa), Jessica from The Blue Basket sent our family these adorable shirts for Father’s Day.
So perfect for a Sunday afternoon nap wouldn’t you say? ;) (at least at our house)
Jessica originally designed and blogged this idea as a DIY project. Due to popular demand, she has begun selling them as professionally printed T-shirts…which is a blogger’s dream come true! How cool!!
You can buy them in black and white, and have your kids color them in, or get it in full color for a dollar extra. They are blank on the front, so it also serves as a great basic tee as well. Go HERE to purchase one. You have just enough time before June 16th!
Hope you’re having a great one.