This reminded me of a kid's project for father's day. It was with Popsicle sticks and on the blank area its some glued puzzle pieces and the writing on the Popsicle sticks says "I LOVE YOU TO PIECES..." So cute...you should do that for Father's Day coming up!
Good idea for next year...Father's Day is after the end of the school year so I might just skip that. ^.^
Me and my lil sister used to build similar frames and small houses from Popsicle and small icecream sticks, the difference was that we didn't have supply store that sells the stuff, so we had to clean the sticks after eating and collect them for a while till we had enough material :)