Finding an original Father’s Day gift can be tricky. How about giving Dad something your child can 1) do for him or 2) do with him - like a car wash. Washing cars in the driveway at home is fun for the whole family on a hot summer day; it becomes a water sport if everyone enjoys getting REALLY wet.
So take a trip to the hardware store to fill a bucket for Dad complete with car wash essentials: car soap, big sponges or wash mitts, a chamois cloth, window cleaner and a squeegee. Decorate the bucket with colorful ribbons and a card with hand drawn coupons for a car washing or two. Let the suds fly - Dad will love it.
Here are a few tips on how to wash a car when Dad is not directly involved - courtesy of The Art of Manliness - to help keep the clear coat finish of his car intact:
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Bucket: Martha Stewart Living