Best Dad Trophy Activity

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Updated on May 2, 2013

Give your number one dad something that he truly deserves this Father’s Day! Kids can make their own custom trophies to celebrate that special guy in their life. Turn reused household items and some basic art supplies into a first place cup that is just for dad. This activity will help your child to express his artistic side and learn about the environment. Reuse, recycle, and repurpose everyday objects such as plastic containers, cardboard boxes, and rolls or tubes as you turn them into this holiday craft.

What You Need:

  • Reused household items (plastic containers, boxes, and other similar objects)
  • Clear drying, non-toxic glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Metallic gold non-toxic craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Foil


What You Do:

  1. Cut a rectangle or square shape from a thick cardboard box to use as a base for the trophy. Make the base at least ten by ten inches in size.
  2. Stack several washed and dried reused household items into your own trophy shape. For example, place two tissue boxes vertically next two each other balanced on their short ends. Attach two large yogurt containers end to end, and put on top of the boxes.
  3. After you have your basic trophy shape, glue and/or tape the pieces together. Set aside to dry if needed.
  4. Paint the entire structure in metallic gold or cover in foil.
  5. Create a “Number 1 Dad” plaque for the trophy. Cut a square or rectangle shape from the cardboard to approximately three by six inches. Paint or color with markers. Include a special message and the date.

Add in an extra lesson on physics and math, and ask your young learner to explore different weights and ways to balance the materials while creating a sculpture inspired trophy.  

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