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Craft a Father's Day Paper Weight

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This paper weight will be as handy as it is handmade.
This paper weight will be as handy as it is handmade.

What dad's desk is complete without a paper weight? Try this one out for a Father's Day gift that's sure to be as handy as it is handmade.


  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Food coloring and glitter (optional)
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cookie cutter (optional)
  • Toothpicks


Mix together the flour, salt and water. For one paperweight, 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt and 3/4 cup of water works well. Food coloring and glitter can be added into the mix, then all the ingredients should be kneaded together until you have a nice doughy ball.

Then put the ball onto a cookie sheet. You can leave it round, squash it into a pancake or use a cookie cutter to give it some shape. Kids can also make a handprint or firmly press pebbles, sea shells and other small objects into the dough. For a nice added touch, write your name and the year into the bottom with a toothpick so dad can remember when he received the gift. Finally, have a parent help you cook your craft in the oven until it's completely dry, and let it cool.

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