Meaningful, homemade Father’s Day gifts that kids can make for Dads, step-dads, grandfathers, or any other influential father-figures.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I know your crafty kids are going to want to make something fabulous to give Dad on his special day.
The hooligans LOVE making gifts for their parents, and we’ve made several terrific homemade Father’s Day gifts in recent years. Today, I’m putting them all right here, in one handy post for you!
You’ll be able to refer to this whenever your child needs to make a special gift for a man, whether it’s dad or grandpa or an uncle or even a neighbour or teacher.
At the end of the post, you’ll find a few of my favourite Father’s Day crafts from some of my blogging friends too!
All of the Father’s Day gifts that we’ve made here are really easy to make, and the toddlers and preschoolers in my daycare have been VERY proud to give them to their Dads. And from what I’ve heard, their Dads were touched and honoured to receive them.
Without further ado, here they are!
Click on the links below the photos to see the full instructions for each craft.
Homemade Father’s Day Gifts Kids can Make
Tape Resist Mug and Bowl: This tape resist process is a fun way to create a custom design for Dad. This was one of the Father’s Day gifts we made last year. It’s a matching mug and bowl set, personalized just for Dad.
Pour Painted Paper Weights: Paper weights are always popular for Father’s Day. Check out how we made these funky beach rock paper weights with a simple but fascinating pour-painting process!
Painted Beach Stone Paper Weights: These paper weights are so easy that even the toddlers will be able to make a gorgeous, handmade gift for Dad!
Coffee Can and CD Wind Chimes: These wind chimes make a perfect Father’s Day gift for a Dad who loves music and coffee! It’s a great way to repurpose some old CDs that don’t play anymore too!
Scratch Art Family Portrait: What Dad wouldn’t love a hand-drawn family portrait from his child for Father’s Day? This classic art technique is so easy and fun. Place the finished artwork into an inexpensive frame, and your child will have a beautiful Father’s Day gift to present Dad with.
Wool Wrapped Pen Holder: We used take-out coffee cups to make these colourful pen holders. Have your child choose yarn in Dad’s favourite colours, and he’ll have a handy place to stash his pens and pencils at the office or at home.
Hand-Painted Fridge Magnets: This is one of my favourite Father’s Day gifts for toddlers to make. It’s very easy to turn one of your child’s masterpieces into an original and beautiful fridge magnet!
Homemade Duct Tape Bookmarks: Bookmarks are fun to make, and they’re such a great gift for a parent who loves to read. These duct tape bookmarks are super-easy to make for Father’s Day, and so fitting for Dad. Dads love duct tape, right?
And now, a few homemade Father’s Day gift ideas from my blogging colleagues:
Collect some bottle caps from Dad’s favourite beverages, and make a Bottle Cap Bird House for Father’s Day! – Kids Stuff World
This back massage tee-shirt is every Dad’s dream! Ok, who’s kidding who? I want one of these for Mother’s Day! – The Blue Basket
Kids can use permanent markers to make Dad this customized coffee mug for Father’s Day. – I Heart Arts n Crafts
And here’s one last creative Father’s Day craft that I absolutely adore! Make “pop art” for your Pops! Simply trace a favourite photo of Dad, and then colour it in, and frame it or transfer it onto a mug. What a fantastic personalized gift for Father’s Day!
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