Craft a Father's Day Paper Weight

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.