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How to Make Beards and Bow Tie Props for Father’s Day

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with these homemade beard and bow tie props! Kids absolutely love these props and we guarantee dads will be smiling too! Why not create these props with the kids and give them personalised designs? You could use them to capture a humorous family photo, as props in games, or as decorations for parties. There are so many ways you can use these props; we guarantee they’ll be a hit this Father’s Day and beyond!

You Will Need:

  • Printed Bow Tie Template (download here)
  • Printed Beard Template (download here)
  • Dowel Rods
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A4 300gsm Cardstock (colours and designs optional)
  • Pencil (to draw around the templates)
  • Pens, Pencils, Glitter or Paints (to decorate)
Download Beard Template Download Bow Template Baking

METHOD:

  1. Print out the bow tie and beard templates and then cut them out. Draw around the templates using a pencil. You can draw the designs onto plain white card or any other card you prefer. (Tip: you could use coloured card to create the beard and patterned card to create the bow tie.) Create enough bow ties and beards so the whole family can join in!
  2. Using whichever medium you prefer (such as pens, pencils, paints or glitters), create fun designs on the props. You have creative freedom here, so let your imagination go wild! (Remember, if you’re using wet materials, you’ll need to leave the props to dry completely before moving on to the next stage.)
  3. Using tape, secure each beard and bow tie to a dowel rod, and then let the fun begin!
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