Dad’s Rock Paperweight: A Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Idea

Are You Searching For Last-Minute Father’s Day Present Ideas with Kids? Look No Further! Make This Dad Rocks Paperweight Now! It is fun and uses minimal supplies; chances are high you may already have everything needed for its creation!

Why Dad and the Kids Will Enjoy this Project
Kids thrive when given creative outlets outdoors. Send the children out into your yard to gather small pebbles (pea gravel would work too!), salt, flour and water and you are ready to craft an enduring Father’s Day keepsake that he can bring with him to work each day – sure to please both him and you!

Pair this paperweight with a fun printable Father’s Day card that your children can color themselves!

Supplies you will Need Download and print off a full printable list of instructions and ingredients at the end of this post.

How to make this Dad Rocks Paperweight Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Combine flour, salt and water in a bowl. If the dough is too sticky to work with add small amounts of flour until it becomes doughy and pliable; beware that adding too much will lead to dry out and cracks in your creation!

Shape a piece of dough into a ball in your hands and transfer to your cookie sheet. Flatten the ball out to about 1/2″ thickness.

Carefully choose pieces of pea gravel to spell “DAD ROCKS”, pressing them firmly but gently into your salt dough paperweight. Bake it for 2 – 2.5 hours or until completely dry before allowing to cool before handling or taking it off its cookie sheet.
Optional: Seal your creation with an acrylic sealer or apply a clear coat sealant for added protection.

Are You Curious to Try Plaster Casts with Sand? Wanting to explore another dough project? Check out my friend Suzy’s site where they provide instructions for creating plaster castings using sand!
This simple yet sweet Daddy & Me mug is an excellent way to commemorate Father’s Day for your dad if he loves drinking coffee or tea! Grab a plain white dollar store mug, some paintbrushes and paints, some acrylic paint and make this fingerprint mug! Plus you could fill it with dad’s favorite chocolate treats!
Be sure to add this free printable Father’s Day card along with your present! My friend Maggy created these incredible Crayon Rock Paperweights with her children! How to Create a Duct Tape Wallet Quick Orange Rolls (from my cooking blog), make an ideal breakfast treat before heading outside to grill pizzas together later!
Don’t forget our salt dough dad magnets!