Easy and adorable holiday gift for dad

The holidays are around the corner!  To help ease the transition for your kids, if you are newly divorced, have your kids create a Christmas or Hanukah gift for their dad.  Here is a fun and easy project that you will enjoy making and dad with enjoy getting!

Here is your supply list from a hobby store:

  • A glass block  (They come in several sizes and shapes and cost between $10 and $15.  They have a plastic plug in the bottom so you can insert a short string of Christmas lights inside.)
  • Short string of Christmas lights (clear works best).
  • Mod Podge (to coat and adhere paper to the glass).
  • Cheap 1/2″ brush for the Mod Podge.
  • Stickers, sparkles, ribbon, tissue paper or other accents your kids pick out.
  • Photos of your kids. (School photos work great, but are small so copy on a color copier at 150% or use a variety of photos.


  • Remove any stickers from the block and wash the outside thoroughly and dry completely.
  • Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge to the glass and quickly lay down any tissue paper or photos.  Paint a thin layer over the top and smooth out any bubbles.
  • Decorate with sparkles, stickers and ribbon.  They will stick to the wet Mod Podge or you can add more so they are well anchored.
  • Repeat on back side, with or without more photos.
  • Insert lights through the plug in the bottom of the glass brick.
  • Tie a ribbon around the sides with a bow on top!
  • Dry overnight and you have a great personal gift for dad and he has a festive reminder of them when they are not with him during the holidays.

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