Father’s Day Wood Photo Transfer

Create a photo transfer on wood as a DIY Father’s Day gift. Your favorite picture of dad makes this homemade Father’s Day gift extra special!

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  • Crayola Watercolours
  • Crayola No-Run School Glue
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Water Mason Jar with Lid
  • Wood Plaque
  • Black and White Photo with Dad
  • Disposable Cups
  • Measuring Cups

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This makes for a special Father’s Day gift, as well as a thoughtful handmade gift for any special occasion.
  • Save any leftover glue mixture for future art projects!


Step 1

On the printed black and white photo, use paint brush and watercolours to paint in areas you want to highlight. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 2

Once dry, cut out the image with scissors. Set aside.

Step 3

Create glue mixture by adding equal parts water and glue in a mason jar. Twist on lid and shake until well combined.

Step 4

Apply glue mixture to back of photo and place on plaque. Use paint brush and additional glue mixture on front to seal edges.

Step 5

On plaque, paint supporting designs with water, then fill in with watercolours. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 6

Write a thoughtful message for dad and sign your name with Super Tips.

Step 7

Give the finished wood plaque to him on Father’s Day!

  • Occasion:

    • Father's Day

  • Age:

    • 8+

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