Monday, June 7, 2010

dad's token tin

instead of the usual coupons, why not give dad some fun tokens this year. 

what you need:
*  small round tin (i got mine at michaels - it's about 4" in diameter)
*  one sheet of black cardstock
*  two or more sheets of white cardstock (depending on how many tokens you make)
*  sheet of tokens (download HERE)
*  black ink pad
*  scissors

step one: print your tokens, then punch out with 3" punch.

step two: trace and cut out white circles a little larger than your tokens. i used a large soup can. (you can probably use a cricut for this) then trace and cut out one black circle for the lid of your tin. this needs to be bigger than your white circle, but not bigger than the lid. 

step three: ink the edges of your white circles. 

step four: adhere tokens to your white circles. (adhere the black one for your lid) then have your child(ren) write things they are willing to do for their dad on the tokens. make sure to have them sign their names too.

(tokens were made using the papers and alphabet from the digital kit found HERE)

some ideas for your tokens:

back scratch
foot rub
breakfast in bed
car wash
lawn mowing
empty the trash
movie partner
afternoon nap
hugs + kisses


  1. I love this idea and the way you've decorated the tin and the tokens are so cute!

  2. What a great Father's day gift idea! So cute!

  3. Super cute! And will be loved by dads and grampas for sure.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love it. Great last minute gift idea to do with my class today. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love your blog.

    i have given you an award, you can find it over at my blog:

    have a great day. donna

  6. Absolutely FABULOUS!

  7. Armed with a 50% coupon, I marched myself to Michael's today just to purchase a 3" punch, because of all your amazing printables!

    I'm going to make your "o'fish'ally" tags for some of our teachers and of course will be linking back.

  8. We are going to make these for my husband! It is something simple and easy that my girls 8 & 6 can help and give to daddy for fathers day!
    Thanks so much for the fun idea!
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  9. This is a great twist on same 'ol, same 'ol coupons! Can't wait for my kids to fill them out! Thanks!


  10. very good idea for father's day! thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is too cute! I love this idea! :)

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  14. so so cute! Adding this to my list of 'father's day' goodies!

  15. Thanks for sharing. I've linked it to my blog:

  16. My daughter did this for her dad's birthday! I will be posting it on my blog tomorrow along with your link! Thanks for a cute idea!

  17. Here is ours!

  18. what a great idea and a cute project...thanks for sharing your tokens

  19. TY for using my kit for this project!

    You can now find it at Two Peas in a Bucket:


  20. Thank you for using my kit for this project!

    You can now find it at Two Peas in a Bucket here:


  21. Love it! Your card was featured in our Father's Day Round-up today!

    Thanks for sharing your darling printable!

  22. Love it. Will use it for different gift ideas.