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Father's Day Art Key Rings

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Father's Day Art Key Rings Imgur, Pinterest, 2018

One of the easiest and most efficient gifts to give Dads, Grandpa, Brother, Uncles and all father figures in a child's life is a key ring. Almost everyone carries keys with them and key rings are a simple touch to remind them that they are loved! Using a child's drawing you can make a simple keyring out of it and gift it for Father's Day. A little piece of art that can be carried forever!

Materials Required

  • Keychain Ring, Keychains, Phone Straps, Colored Paper
  • Pliers, scissors, Hole Puncher
  • Clear Scotch Tape, Glue
  • Child's Drawing

What To Do:

  • The first step is to get your drawing ready. In other words, it ought to be done and prepared to change into a keychain. The paper must then be folded in half where the drawing is to make it stronger and more durable. The two sides of the paper can be glued. Make sure your drawing is in the centre and upfront. The sides of the drawing should only have a fold. If you'd like, you can also attach a piece of coloured paper to the back of the key chain after it's been constructed for more strength and beautiful colour.

  • You can now go ahead and cover the drawing with transparent scotch tape after the adhesive has dried. Both the front and the back of the artwork should have it. This step's main goal is to safeguard the drawing, which will serve as the keychain's centrepiece. Expect a lot of dangers from the outside once it is transformed into a keychain, therefore you must ensure that the drawing is always safeguarded. The clear Scotch tape will not only safeguard the artwork but also have additional advantages. Increasing the drawing's durability is one of these advantages. Make sure that when covering the artwork the tape is flat and free from wrinkles so it will look nicer. 

  • Punching a hole where you wish to attach the keychain ring to the drawing is the next step. The upper-middle section of the artwork should typically have a hole. It goes without saying that you can use a hole puncher to complete this step, but be careful to locate the hole first. You can now proceed with cutting the sketch after making the hole in it. During the cutting procedure, you have the choice to leave a thin border. Without the requirement for a border, the image can easily be cut alone. It depends on you and what you desire. 

  • The finished product of your art should be visible once you've finished cutting. The drawing will serve as the primary component of the keychain you create. Before moving on to the next stage, make sure the drawing is sturdy enough by checking it.
  • The last components of your keychain should now be placed. You can attach the keychain, phone strap, or ring to the drawing. While inserting the ring into the phone strap or keychain hole, you can grab your pliers. To fit the keychain within the ring, slightly open it with the pliers. After securing the keychain in the little ring, insert the ring into the drawing's hole and use your pliers to secure it.

  • You've already created your own keychain using your art after attaching the ring and keychain. Make sure the ring is strong enough to hold the keychain and the image for a very long period. You can use a variety of keychain styles for this project. You can use a standard keychain, a phone strap, or other keychains of a like nature.

Hints and Tips

  • Glue thick cardboard to the back of the artwork in order for it to be durable. 
  • A laminator can be used to laminate and protect the artwork instead of scotch tape in order for it to be more durable. 
  • Pre-cut squares for children to do their drawing into. 
  • Children can make a number of drawing to add to their keyring 
  • You can also include the child's photo using the same process.

Key Ring Image By: Imgur, Pinterest, 2018

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Creative Play Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1
  • Sub Outcomes:
    • 1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.
Created On August 23, 2023 Last modified on Wednesday, August 23, 2023
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