Most of you know my family situation. I am a badass co-parent with my son’s dad. Of course with Father’s Day and Cash being too young to make his own gift for Dad, I came up with this fun craft for Cash to make that would be personal to Josh and not break the bank. Hey, he’s not my dad ok!
I bought all the products at Target in their craft section. It was super easy because everything I needed was right there and voila!
I forgot to mention, you can add whatever flower you want to the vase but I chose a succulent from Lowe’s because they are drought and male-friendly. They practically take care of themselves and require very little water.
So while Cash was sleeping I painted the vase a base white so the other colors would pop. Cash’s dad is really into camouflage so we went with camo colors: green, bronze, and black.
I recommend getting a drop towel and some paper towels to clean up messy hands. I painted Cash’s hand with the lightest color, bronze and stuck it onto the vase and let it dry.
I cleaned off Cash’s hands and then painted his hands next darkest color, green.
I cleaned off Cash’s hands and let the green dry. I painted his hands black. This by far was the hardest color. I think if I were to do this again I would opt for a dark grey instead because at this step, he wanted to “play” with the black and it kinda got messy.
Let everything else dry and add the flower of choice, in my case the succulent
And of course remember: If you’re co-parenting, treat them how you would LIKE to be treated. Keep an open line of communication, and always put your child’s well-being first. Feeling like a child is safe and stable plays a huge part in their development and well-being.
If you’re struggling with co-parenting, drop me a comment or a email, I’d love to talk more and help!!