A Really Useful Coupon Book for Dad
We have all seen the coupon books that abound on Father's Day. "I will take out the trash." Or wash the car, or clean the garage, or perform any of the other chores I always try to get out of doing. While I am sure Dad appreciates the sentiment, these coupon books always bothered me because most of the stuff happened to be chores I was supposed to be doing anyway. Giving Dad a coupon book to "force" me into doing stuff didn't seem very nice to Dad or complimentary to me. So we decided to make up a coupon book for Dad that he would actually find useful. And yeah, we included a few chore-like items, but most of them were crafted specifically for Dad. After you read the instructions you will know what I mean. And while you are free to use our list of coupons, really sit down and think about those things your Dad would really appreciate. Adults or responsible older children should help cut out the coupons and use the hole punch.
Card stock or colored paper (use as many sheets to make as many coupons as you will need)
Colorful yarn or string
Cut the paper into thirds lengthwise using the scissors. Using the markers, write out the coupons for your Dad. Make sure to add a dotted line around the edge of the coupons to make them look more like coupons. Some of the coupons we used are:
Use the last piece of paper to make a cover for your coupon book. Use a catchy title, special message, or even cute drawings. Punch two holes in the end of each coupon. Stack the coupons to form a book and thread the yarn through the holes. Tie the yarn in a knot to hold it together. Give Dad a gift he'll love using!
Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.