Father’s Day 2017: 10 ideas for things you can make for dad

Make a Father's Day card at intu Chapelfield. Pictiure: KIRSTY SMITH photography

Make a Father's Day card at intu Chapelfield. Pictiure: KIRSTY SMITH photography - Credit: KIRSTY SMITH photography

Make a card, make a meal, make him nostalgic, make him proud with our 10 ways to prepare for Father's Day

1 Make a card – break out the paints and glitter and create an original art masterpiece.

2 For more card-based inspiration head to intu Chapelfield, Norwich, where Kids' Club members aged three and above (free to join) can make cards for dad this Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11, 10am-4pm. Free, but booking encouraged.


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3 Paint a plate or other pottery for papa at one of the pottery art shops in towns across East Anglia including Ipswich, Yarmouth, Framingham Earl and Hellesdon, near Norwich, Cromer, Holt, Newmarket, Bury St Edmund, Felixstowe and Rendlesham, near Woodbridge,

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4 Jump for his love – or at least watch other people jumping, and help raise money for the Big C cancer charity, outside the Norwich Forum from noon to 5pm on Sunday, June 11.

5 Make time for art. The drop-in Big Draw at Yarmouth's Market Place and St George's Theatre, is fun, free and includes materials and instruction. Draw still-lives, living statues, buildings and more, 10am-4pm, Saturday, June 10.

6 Plant up a pot of vegetables and promise to help him water, harvest and eat the resulting crop of tomatoes, runner beans or salad leaves.

7 Make him relive his childhood. It's the last chance to visit the Little Lives exhibition at Lynn Museum on Sunday, June 11. The exhibition has been running almost nine months, revealing the childhoods of real King's Lynn children, over two centuries, including the Breen brothers of the 1950s and 60s and Emma Morse, who grew up at the turn of this century.

8 Take a photo of some of his favourite people or places and, here's the old-fashioned bit, get it printed.

9 Make something woolly. It's worldwide knit-in-public day on Sunday and in Worstead, near North Walsham, Woolly Worstead Weekend runs from 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday. The festival includes weaving, spinning, dyeing and knitting, with free children's activities. Adults £2, or £4 per car, children free.

10 Make him happy by learning to cook his favourite meal. Or offer to help him transform himself into a kitchen king - look out for a special series of summertime recipes from top local chefs, launching in the EDP next weekend.

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