Make a special tie for dad this week at The Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions.
Ages: preschool (with assistance) and above.
Yarn cut into a 28-inch length
White glue or glue stick
Father’s Day poem (see below)
Trace the shape of a tie about 7 inches long on a piece of construction paper for your child.
If your child is writing, have them copy the Father’s Day poem on the tie. Or, have them copy the poem on a card.
Using markers, they can decorate the tie. They can also add glitter.
The yarn is used to make a necklace out of the tie so that Dad can wear it around his neck. Put glue on the edge of the top of the tie. Glue the top edge over the middle of the yarn and tie the ends of the yarn to make the necklace.
Father’s Day is a wonderful occasion to show appreciation for Dad. The Art Studio is using the following poem:
For My Daddy
You play with me,
You hug me,
You tuck me in at night.
And when I have a
bad dream, you say
Dad, you do all these things.
And more, I’m sure it’s true.
That’s why I made you this
To say that I love you!
About the Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The mission of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is located at 215 N. 7th St. in downtown Phoenix, at the southeast corner of Seventh Street and Van Buren in the historic Monroe School Building. In 2011, it was named one of the “10 Best Children’s Museums” by Parents magazine.