Boys' Life magazine

How to Make 4 Cool Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up. Dad will be a happy guy with one of these cool gifts.


“Knot” anymore with this handy dispenser.

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

1. Poke the pencil through the center of the twine roll.

2. Put the twine inside the jar, eraser down. The pencil helps it unravel.

3. Draw around the flat part of the lid on the cardboard and cut out that circle.

4. Make a small hole using the needle.

5. Pull the twine up through the hole.

6. Put the cardboard on the jar and tighten the lid on top.


Dad will love this desktop paperweight.

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Use your hands to mix the salt, flour and water in the bowl.

2. Roll the mixture into a ball.

3. Flatten it on the cookie sheet.

4. Spell out a message with the pebbles. Bake for about 2 hours or until hard. Let cool overnight.

5. Put on your paint mask and gloves, and spray or paint with sealer.


This clothespin coaster is perfect for the big game.

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

1. Carefully take apart the clothespins.

2. Decorate them with the team colors. Let them dry.

3. Glue them together one at a time. (A little glue beats too much glue.)


Dad will think of you every time he sees this special keepsake.

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

1. On one piece of paper, use a pencil to trace around your dad’s shoe.

2. Put your shoe inside that and trace around it.

3. Fill in the two shoe outlines with different colors. Glue it to the poster board.

4. Cut the other piece of paper in half lengthwise, and write a message on the two strips. Glue them to the top and bottom of the poster.