so, i hate to admit it, but before this week, i didn't really know what exactly a zombie was. my boys and husband are constantly talking about a zombie apocalypse, and how we would be moving into Costco if there was one. they also play that iPad game, Plants vs. Zombies…and i hear every one talking about the hit show The Walking Dead. so you would think that i would have learned a bit about zombies. but i guess i didn't really care to until now. apparently, they are pretty popular now days.
every year i make a special printable for Father's Day to share with my readers. i have done a Father's Day Star Wars printable, a Father's Day Mustache Printable, a Father's Day Angry Bird printable and i even made a Father's Day La Luche Libre printable. this year, since all of my boys, including the hubby have been talking about zombies so much, i figured that i would make a Father's Day Zombie Printable. apparently zombies are dead people who want to eat our brains. the only way to kill them is by killing their brain at the brain stem (i think). and if there was a zombie apocalypse we would need to take matters into our own hands and live off of what we had. we would need lots of supplies and rations to get us through the apocalypse.
so in keeping with that theme, we made a Daddy's Zombie Survival Kit with all the things he may need if there ever was a zombie apocalypse. it was pretty fun to make, and the boys are super excited to give it to their dad. luckily…if you have a zombie loving dad or kids, i have included this Zombie Father's Day printable for you to download as well!
to make the kit, you will need 7 sheets of colored card stock. i used wood textured kraft paper…i love how it looks. then just print out the printable on the card stock, cut out the labels and attach them to your gift items with tape, glue or twine.
i started off our kit, by buying a cool vintage bin to put all the survival items in. i was going to use an old tool box, which would have been great, but i thought this would work too. i tied a tag that said "Daddy's Zombie Survival Kit" to the front of the basket. i have also included tags for Grandpa, Papa and Father, just in case you use a different name for your dad.
then i packed the kit with food items, utility items and a few fun things you could use for a "zombie apocalypse".
for fun we got dad a new hat and called it "Brain Protection." i guess zombies really like to eat brains…and we don't want them to eat ours.
beef jerky, an energy bar and a bag of trail mix make good sustainable foods for when you are on the go. i got this great bag of trail mix at Target, and made the label to fit perfectly over the existing label.
besides food, you will also need some survival items to get you through the hard times.
you will definitely need a knife to kill the zombies! how about getting dad a nice blade or pocket knife. i attached a nice one to a card with thick twine. i think it looks pretty cool. and our dad loves Duck Tape. he can make and repair most anything with it…so that was included in the zombie survival kit. plus a flashlight to see in the dark.
ammo (aka party poppers) and Pops! (little poppers of gun powder) will serve as ammunition against the zombies. these are really fun to play with dad…under the proper supervision that is!
and don't forget to hydrate. water and energy drink are a must during a zombie apocalypse.
when asking people about a zombie apocalypse and what you may need, someone jokingly said Twinkies…because they last forever. so yes, we got some.
to finish off our Father's Day Zombie Survival Kit, i designed this fun card to give to dad. it says "Happy Father's Day. Thank you for loving us even when we make you feel like a zombie." it's a fold-over card, so once you print it out, you can write a nice message to dad inside.
and with that, our entire Daddy's Zombie Survival Kit is complete. of course you can add whatever you would like to your own, and change around the tags to go on whichever items you are giving your daddy. and if you do make one for your dad…i hope he enjoys it!
Happy Father's Day
click here to download the Daddy's Zombie Survival Kit
check out these other great Father's Day Gift Ideas!
Star Wars Father's Day Kit with Free Printable
Father's Day Mustache Jars with Free Printable
La Lucha Libre Father Day Gift and Free Printable
Angry Birds Father's Day Kit and Free Printable
DIY Father's Day Tie
What a great idea! Thank you. It is super cute. Love all your Father's Day printables!
This is such a cute idea, Jill! You're so incredibly talented! Love it! The Lucha Libre printable is adorable too!
Love this! Thanks so much!
Love this idea! So cute! Thank you!
That is Great!!! Thanks! I think my kids would love, love, love to put this together!
love this printable!
Thank you soooooo much. I assembled it with my 8 yr old and he cannot wait to give it to his dad tomorrow. What a fun gift and fun time spent w my son.
Thank you for posting - super ideas! I'm making a zombie apocalypse kit that will be auctioned for charity and this is perfect!
Thank you for this! So excited to do my own - wouldn't be the same without those labels!
This is so funny! My husband and my kiddos are always talking about moving into Costco if the Zombie apocalypse occurs. I'm going to take this idea for Father's day. Super cool!
too cute! my husband is a walking dead fan! this will be perfect for a father's day gift!
Me and my friends were looking something to make for fathers day we are so doing this... Thx for the idea =]
Thank you! My husband loved his Father's Day gift from the kids!
Thanks! My kids are looking forward to making this for my husband.
This was absolutely wonderful my son is obsessed with zombies when i showed him this he jumped for joy and said there is perfect for day. and also my husband a big big Walking Dead fan.