Dallas, TX–Nothing says “I love you, Dad” quite like a homemade gift for Father’s Day. Here are some easy projects you can do with your kids.

Take an empty soup or vegetable can, remove the label and clean it well. Tear little pieces of masking tape and place them horizontally around the can, leaving the rough edges. Use a rag to wipe brown shoe polish over the tape, use another rag to wipe off the excess polish. The finished product has the look of leathery bark and makes a great pencil holder.

Make Father’s Day a noteworthy event with a nifty notebook. Help your child cut out construction paper covers and blank inside pages using a cardboard template of something Dad likes, such as a car or a fish. Punch holes in one end and fasten with string.

Handprints are another favorite. Use water-based paint to place your child’s handprint on a piece of paper or card stock. Once the paint is dry, your child can use a marker to write five reasons he or she loves Dad, such as “He takes me to the park.” Use the image to create a card or a piece of wall art.

Not crafty? No worries. Dads love massage too. “So pick up a Massage Envy gift card for Father’s Day this year,” said Lance O’Pry, Dallas/Fort Worth regional developer for Massage Envy, the leading provider of massage therapy in the U.S. “A massage gift card will surely be a surprise and a hit with Dad! Most men think of their wives when they give massages as a gift. Treat him to an hour or two just for him and enjoy the surprise on his face when he realizes the gift is for him.”

An introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $39. Memberships are available for $49 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members can also enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.

For more information, log on to www.MassageEnvy.com to find the nearest Massage Envy clinic. There are 25 locations in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Massage Envy Limited, LLC is a national franchise of massage therapy clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has opened 500 clinics in 38 states in just over five years, with 300 more franchises currently under development from coast to coast and 25 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. For more information about Massage Envy, visit the website at www.MassageEnvy.com. *Not all types of massage available at all clinics.

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