DIY Father’s Day Gift: The Daddy Cam

Photography by Brenda Ponnay,

Still stumped for a great gift to give Dad this Father’s Day? How about a picture-perfect surprise, handmade by Dad’s favourite people? It’s a sweet daily reminder of the people who love him—and is particularly fitting for the dad who fancies himself a photography buff.

The Daddy Cam is a brilliant idea from Brenda Ponnay, which we stumbled upon over at AlphaMom. We love the fact that it uses items you probably already have around the house, is fairly inexpensive to make, and is so simple to put together that you can easily complete the project in an afternoon.

What you’ll need:
• Wood block
• Sandpaper
• Nails
• Hammer
• Plastic jar lid (like one from a jar of peanut butter)
• Smaller plastic lid (like one from a water bottle)
• Black paint (acrylic or spray)
• Glue
• A fabulous family photo

The full instructions for the Daddy Cam, along with some very cute step-by-step photos, are over on the AlphaMom site. This is a great craft for parents and kids to work on together—kids can sand and paint, while adults will need to lend a hand when it comes time to nail everything together. It’s a frame that any dad would be proud to display, and one he’ll surely cherish for years to come.

Looking for some more last-minute Father’s Day ideas? Check out our Father’s Day guide for plenty of food, gift and craft suggestions!

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