I am so excited to be partnering with Oriental Trading again to bring you some awesome Father’s Day projects. This project takes your gift all the way from creation to delivery easily. Summer is the time of year for hanging outside and enjoying the sunshine. From BBQ’s to summer parties, all of that outdoor fun unfortunately leads to drinks getting warm in record time. That is the only downside to the summer weather. Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal for the family with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. They are so easy to make that we made one for all of the grandfathers too! Then we wrapped them all up with a DIY Father’s Day gift bag. Boom! The gifts are ready to go.
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Kid Decorated Can Koozie Materials
First, give each child a blank koozie.
Next, open up your fabric markers and divvy them up between the kids.
- I recommend using at least 2 sets of markers to prevent fighting over colors.
Now, let your kids go nuts decorating the can koozies.
- These markers hold up to my rough and tough little man which is awesome!
- While the older kids will take their time the younger ones will fly through their decorating. If they finish before the other kids, allow them to move onto decorating their tie cards.
- Bonus Tip: be sure to point out which end is the bottom of the koozie. I did not and you can see that baby girl decorated one of hers’ upside down. I think I’m just going to tell Papa that it’s so he can see the design when he takes a drink. Lol!
After the kids have finished decorating their can koozies, label the bottom of each one with his or her first initial and the year.
Lastly, throw them in the dryer on the highest heat setting for 30 minutes to set the designs.
- Do not wash them before setting the designs.
- Don’t put anything else in the dryer with your koozies when you set them.
Father’s Day Gift Bag Materials
Give each kid a tie card. If you have more gifts to give than kids decorating, give the kids more ties to color. You will need one tie for each gift bag.
- We used crayons on ours and the coating on the cards made it very difficult. That is why I recommended markers in the materials list.
Push the metal end on the elastic cord through the pre-punched hole on the top of the card.
Next, straighten the metal end to secure it behind the hole.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the opposite side of the top of the tie card.
Lastly, attach your tie card to one gift bag handle by tying the elastic cord in a slipknot around the top.
Step 6 (Optional)
After putting your gifts in the bags, top each one with 2-3 pieces of tissue paper.
Fallout Guy Can Koozie
My husband is super into the Fallout games. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is a post-apocalyptic shooter game. I personally don’t get the draw of it but then again, he doesn’t understand my love of the Sims. He loves it when we find merchandise with the little dude on it. That’s why I decided to surprise him with a hand-drawn one on a can koozie. You can check out the quick photo tutorial below to see how I made it. Keep in mind that I free handed the drawing so there is no pattern.
- I used the pink fabric marker to color the skin. Do this very lightly.
These kid decorated can koozies were an absolute blast to make. We all had fun decorating our koozies and coloring. What’s even better is that our gifts are all ready to go with the Father’s Day gift bags. Done and done. In case you haven’t gotten your fill of Father’s Day fun then check back later this week for more awesome projects with Oriental Trading. Until then, you can check out this easy DIY ammo frame for your military man!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.