Are you looking for an idea for a last minute father’s day gift dad will love? How about one easy enough for your child to make?
Read on to find out how to design a super stunning piece of digital word art using a program that’s free, and which is guaranteed to make dad smile!
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Why Word Art is the Perfect Gift
Last year at school, I was teaching my students online right around Father’s Day and wanted them to flex their digital design skills while making something super awesome for their Dads.
I settled on teaching the kids how to make word art because it’s a highly creative process and because the art can be personalized by colour, shape and the words themselves to really convey a message to Dad about how much he is loved.
Another great thing about word art is it can be used to create a variety of gifts. I’ll show you some examples below!
Examples of Father’s Day Word Art
The projects below are examples of some word art my 8 year old son and I made for his dad.
We got to pick the exact words that became a part of the art, as well as what words would stand out the most.
You can also customize the colours and font of the words. Black and white with a light grey background can look stunning!
There are lots of options for the shape of the art as well. For example, the hand above was a template, but there are many, many shapes that could represent Dad such as different sports and hobbies or a simple heart. We created the DAD shape ourselves.
How to Make the Art
To make your word art, you will need to go to WordArt.com. The online program is completely free to use.
Generally, the program is easy enough for school agers to use once they’ve had a little tutorial which is why I created the video below for my students. You can watch this with your child to learn how to use all the cool features of the program and how to download the image once it’s done.
Alternately, you could just visit the site and play around and figure it out with your child.
Ideas for Sending the Art
If you need your gift and it’s super last minute – why not download the image and send it to dad as an attachment in an email with a lovely note about why your child and you love him?
Alternately, you could print the art and frame it.
Or, if you have a little more time, you could print the image onto an object like a mug, canvas, water bottle or mouse pad at your local photo shop.
Here in Canada, I’ve used Vistaprint.ca several times to print mugs and prints. (I have not been paid any money to recommend this company! I have just been pleased with their fees and service.)
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To great Dads everywhere!