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Gifts Kids Can Make for Dad
Dads are always there—helping with homework,
giving rides and advice, and so much more. Father’s Day for kids is a
special opportunity to show Dad how much he means! Homemade gifts for
Dad are his favorites, and offer Father’s Day activities that the whole
family can enjoy with Dad.
Find some fun homemade Father’s Day craft ideas below
(and remember—Mom, Grandma, Grandpa or Aunt and Uncle might like
them too!). Crafts marked with
Friday Fun are great for
classroom or group craft time.
The projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to AVERAGE.
Pictures say more than words, but pictures and words together will
help you decide which of these fun and creative Father’s Day craft ideas
to make for Dad this Father’s Day!
Stenciled T-Shirts - It might be a little fishy,
but Dad will love this wearable homemade Father’s Day gift. Fish and
seahorse stencils will have kids imagining a deep-sea dive for
buried treasure, while Dad will treasure this shirt for many beach
trips to come. You can also use your own store-bought stencil of one
of Dad’s favorite things!
Friday Fun - Show Dad
he’s tops with a thoughtful, creative pencil topper. This homemade
Father’s Day craft will remind him how much you love him every time
he writes a note! The craft project includes suggestions for silly,
funny and heartfelt pencil topper gifts to make for Dad using Aunt
Homemade Modeling Dough.
Simple Father's Day Cards
- Don’t yell it, spell it! Handmade cards for Dad that spell out
"D-A-D" are an easy Father’s Day craft project with results that Dad
will cherish. Kids will have fun making these simple paper cutout
cards and giving them as gifts, and Dad will appreciate the love and
effort put into them.
The Game of Achi
- Achi, a board game from Ghana, is a great Father’s Day activity
for kids and the whole family! Dad will love a handmade Achi board
made with either felt or paper as a Father’s Day gift, and you can
spend hours together playing this entertaining and easy game.
Ring Toss Game
Friday Fun - Head outside with
Dad this Father’s Day for an exciting game of ring toss, using Dad’s
very own homemade gift set! It’s a fun and functional Father’s Day
craft activity that can be played outdoors on the lawn, or indoors
on rainy days. Rules are included, so you, Dad, and the rest of your
friends and family can play with this Father’s Day craft any time of
Dangle Cards - Wait—how does it work? Dad
will be impressed by this handmade novelty card that stands up on
its own, showing off a dangling piece with images and a Father’s Day
message. Father’s Day crafts from kids are the things Dad loves most—he’ll
put this homemade card on his desk so he can look at it every day.
Hand-woven Bookmarks -
Dad can save his place in style with this handmade gift for Father’s
Day. A handwoven bookmark is easy to make, and it’s one of Aunt
Annie’s favorite Father’s Day craft projects! If Dad is more of a
coffee drinker than an avid reader, just increase the loom size to
make him a special cup coaster.
3D Refrigerator Magnets
Friday Fun - A great activity
for Father’s Day, 3D Refrigerator Magnets provides kids with a fun
craft project that Dad will love. His handmade set of plaster of
Paris magnets can decorate the fridge, a file cabinet at work, or
any other metal surface. Make him a special Father’s Day card for
the magnet to hold!
Vegetable and Fruit Printing
Friday Fun - Hate
eating your veggies? Good news. In this fun gift wrap paper project,
you’ll use vegetables to make patterned Father’s Day gift wrap! This
Father’s Day craft for kids can be done with very young children,
but older kids will love it too. You’ll be amazed at the classic
potato print (let alone the results of less traditional fruits and
- Dads are great at solving puzzles. How else could they help with
confusing math assignments? This handmade Father’s Day toy will be a
great escape for Dad when he needs a break. Flexagons are folded
paper polygons that can shift from color to color just as quickly as
Dad can pick you up and swing you around. This is project in the series,
Geometric Toys to Make.