DIY Kid-made Father’s Day Art inspired by Kisses for Daddy by Frances Watts

DIY Kid-made Father's Day Art

Cam gave my hubby  a copy of Kisses for Daddy for his first birthday as a father. The lucky boy regularly receives books from my kids. You can read more about this delightful book at the end of the post. Although, it’s such a wonderful book that you probably already have a copy on your own bookcase.

Kisses for Daddy cover
It became such a special book for Cam and her dad that it inspired a Father’s Day gift the following year.

It is such a simple but effective piece of art that my husband proudly displays.  I thought I’d share the art with you in the lead up to Father’s Day 2013.

It’s super easy and if your kids are anything like my Cam, they will have lots of fun creating it.


Supplies for Father's Day Art

  • Lipstick
  • A clipboard
  • A frame (6”x 8”)


1. Print the Kisses for Daddytemplate

Template for Father's Day Artwork

2. Apply loads of lipstick

Apply lipstick for Father's Day art

3. Kiss, kiss and kiss the template some more. The more kisses the better.  (We reapply the lipstick in different shades for a colourful effect)

Father's Day Art Process

4. Trim the page to fit the frame and add a special message for your dad.

5. Frame

Kid-made Fathers Day ARt

6. Make your dad happy this Father’s Day. It will look great displayed on his desk.

Kid made Father's Day Desk Art

About Kisses for Daddy:

Author: Frances Watts

Illustrator: David Legge


Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Little Hare (Hardie Grant Egmont), January 2006

Suitable for children aged 3+ (★★★★★)

Daddy’s Kisses an utterly adorable and warm story about a grumbly little bear, who plays a fun game with his dad before bedtime. Dad is trying incredibly hard to get a kiss out of his son but without any luck. The illustrations are so detailed and life-like, with lots of hidden animals to search for in each illustration.

Children's Book List about Dads

About Jackie Small of My Little Bookcase

DIY Kid-made Father’s Day Art inspired by Kisses for Daddy by Frances Watts


  1. This is a fantastic present Jackie…am going to do this with my twins as we have been reading that book non stop for a month now (personally i am running out of stamina to do actions for the different kisses lol!) Thanks so much for the printable!!xx

  2. So very sweet :) And Cammy is just too beautiful. I really love that Daddy gets books for Fathers’ Day. That’s a lovely tradition.

  3. This is so lovely! What a lovely gift idea for Daddy :)

  4. What a great present idea. We just got sprung making Mr Banya his father’s day present (he came home early tonight damn!), and we have loads of empty frames in our stash, so this might just be a great surprise extra gift. Thanks for the inspiration! (And for the great excuse to find the book at the library tomorrow :)

  5. This is awesome! And we LOVE that book – oh, and EEEK I better get sewing Daddy’s Father’s Day present!! Oh dear!

  6. What dad wouldn’t love that? Thanks for a lovely idea :)

  7. Kisses for Daddy has been getting a good workout at our place too. It is such a sweet idea to create this special creation.

  8. OH MY! Gorgeous! Pinning!

  9. This is such a precious idea! We love this book – what an adorable keepsake to remember those precious bedtime story tellings.

  10. What a gorgeous idea! I bought this book for my husbands first Father’s Day and we love it.

  11. I adore that book and have read it many times to Possum. She always says ‘again’ and kisses the pages as we read. Thank you for this great activity and a wonderful idea for Father’s Day.

  12. That is so sweet, love the photos of Cam with the lippy on! I bet she loved doing that!

  13. What a super cute idea!! And I LOVE the pic of Cammy in the lipstick hehe :-) Very memorable gift.

  14. Simple yet so much meaning

  15. What a simple and fun idea. It looks like Cam enjoyed herself!

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