Saturday, June 10, 2017


Care Bears fans can show a dad in their life how much they care about him on Father Day with these fun gift ideas.  The best gifts don't have to be bought and here are a few ways to make a hand-made present that will touch dad's heart.  Celebrate #DadsWhoCare this Fathers Day!

Kids can show their Papa Bear how much they appreciate him with a printable Fathers Day card that lets them personalize it with their own comments and drawings.  School's out for most children before Fathers Day arrives so if they didn't make a class project for Dad this free printout is cheaper than a $10 store bought card that is also a much more personal sentiment which kids can easily do at home.

As a dad myself, I can also assure you that moms and kids can never go wrong in giving a guy a sweet treat for Fathers Day.  California Donuts have created awesome Care Bear donuts and they've kindly provided A Geek Daddy the info so you can do them yourselves.  Baking up a batch is sure to put a smile on dad's face.  Or if you're not a whiz in the kitchen you could also just buy some plain doughnuts and decorate them.

What you will need:

  • 1 dozen donuts 
  • 2 cartons of white frosting 
  • 1-2 drops of blue, white, and black food coloring 
  • 1 small bag of candy melts, any color 
  • 2 quart zip-up plastic bags

  • Crush 2 donuts and stuff into the remaining donut's holes 
  • Place one carton of frosting into one bowl, and split the other carton into two bowls 
  • Add 1-2 drops of blue food coloring into the larger bowl of frosting and whisk 
  • Add 1-2 drops of black food coloring into one of the two smaller bowls and whisk 
  • Leave the other small bowl of frosting white 
  • Dip donuts in blue frosting or brush with a small spatula I
  • Insert two candy melts for the ears 
  • Paint the ears with the same frosting covering the bear  
  • Let dry for 30 minutes 
  • Place white and black frosting in separate small zip-up bags 
  • Zip both bags shut and cut a small hole in the bottom corner of each 
  • Squeeze a small amount of white frosting in a circular/oval shape to create the mouth 
  • Squeeze a small amount of black frosting in a circular/oval shape to create the eyes 
  • Dip the toothpick in the colored frosting bowl to draw the nose, mouth and eyebrows 
  • If you don't want to literally duplicate  Grumpy Care Bear's appearance you can always reverse the smile for some added cheer
  • Take a photo and share on social media using #MyCareBearsDonuts 

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