Golf Tee Porcupine for Father's Day

We used our painted golf tees to create this cute gift for Dad.  What father wouldn't love to have this little creature on his desk or nightstand?

I cut a styrofoam egg in half and my 3 year old painted it.

After it dried, I glued on some google eyes and he stuck in our decorated golf tees.

Our wild porcupine:
Our domesticated porcupine:
This would be sweet packaged with the book Just Me and My Dad.  Little Critter and his dad spend some special time together camping, fishing, and telling ghost stories. (I realize he's not technically a porcupine but close enough...)

If you wanted to do this for a fun book project and not a gift, A Porcupine Named Fluffy is an adorable book about how Fluffy the porcupine tries to live up to his name by making himself fluffy.  He tries to become a cloud, soaks in a bath, and covers himself with whipped cream.  Discouraged when none of these things work, he runs into a rhinoceros named Hippo.  They both find this so hilarious, that they become friends and stop minding their names.

Pin It!

17 comments:

  1. this is such a cute idea!! i used to love the Little Critter books from when i was a kid! i'd love it if you linked this up to my party!

    ReplyDelete
  2. this is just adorable! and so creative! did you come up with this idea?! I'm just so impressed by your creativity :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

    ReplyDelete
  3. My husband is a golf maniac! He'd love getting a fun little gift like this for his work desk!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Now following!

    ReplyDelete
  4. this is cute, and when I saw the little critter book I just knew we will have to try this out! We(my boys 3yr and 1yr) love little critter and I am going to try to find some crafts for us to do this summer with some of these books. Now we have one to start with. Thanks for sharing-jaime @ frogs and snails and puppy dog tails

    ReplyDelete
  5. I just adore this! What a wonderful and clever idea for Father's day! I love it.. I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love this! I just had to stop by and say how cute it is. Absolutely adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a wonderful gift and so adorable! We haven't read A Porcupine named Fluffy, so I will have to look for it next time we go to the library! Thanks for another great book suggestion.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very cute. My dad would actually like this lol

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is so so cute! I love it!

    Thanks for linking to Fun Sparks xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh that's toooo cute! My little guy is HUGE into minigolf with his daddy right now, so it would be a neat gift for him to make {even though you don't use tees for that, lol}. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. These are so cute!! What a fun idea!! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just adorable! Thanks for linking it to the Kid's Co-op this week. I've put a link to it in the next week's co-op that goes up on my blog on Thursday as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Pinning! This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a clever fun idea!! We have ton of random golf tees around the house. I think we will have to gather them up and use them.:) Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a cute combo for Father's Day. Thank you so much for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your porcupine! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/golf-tee-porcupine/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!