A Sticky Surprise for Dad

This Father’s Day, you could surprise your father or someone else you love with a photo puzzle and some yummy snack mix. Remember to have an adult help you with this craft and recipe.

Picture-Stick Puzzle

What you need:

a copy of a favorite photograph

8 to 10 large craft sticks


clear tape

a craft knife

What to do:

  1. 1.

    Line up the craft sticks side by side and place tape across the top and bottom of the sticks.

  2. 2.

    Turn the sticks over. Glue a photo onto the sticks.

  3. 3.

    Once the glue is dry, have an adult use the craft knife to cut the sticks apart.

  4. 4.

    Stack the sticks, tie them with a ribbon, and add a card that says something like, “I love it when we stick together.”

Pretzel Sticks Snack Mix

6 cups (840 g) checkerboard-shaped cereal

1 1/4 cups (190 g) mixed nuts

1 1/4 cups (190 g) pretzel sticks

3/4 cup (180 g) melted butter

3/4 cup (135 g) brown sugar

  1. 1.

    Combine cereal, nuts, and pretzels in a large bowl.

  2. 2.

    Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar until it dissolves.

  3. 3.

    Pour melted butter and sugar over cereal mixture, and stir to coat.

  4. 4.

    Pour 1/3 of the mixture onto a baking pan. Bake at 325°F (160°C) for 7 minutes. Stir and bake for 7 more minutes.

  5. 5.

    Spread mixture on waxed paper to cool. Repeat with rest of mixture.