I love nothing more than letting the kids get crafty to make homemade gifts that they hand over with pride. With Father’s Day on its way, I’ve been making a list of simple and easy Father’s day crafts for kids. These homemade Father’s Day gifts will be a real treat for Dads to receive!
We have put together a mix of gifts that can be made from free items found while out and about and some that require a bit more work. The majority of these gifts can be made easily by children of all ages. We hope you (and Dad) enjoy them!
Homemade Father’s Day Gifts
#1. Scribble Mug
This fun craft idea from The Yewman Projects is suitable for all ages. Pick up a plain mug and some porcelain pens and let the kids go wild. If you can’t get the pens, paint will do.
#2. Worth Every Penny Card
Check down the back of the sofa and gather up all the loose change to make Dad an extra special card this Father’s Day, like this one from Mama Knows. If you find enough coins, you could even make the letters completely out of cash!
#3. Dad Specs
How cool will Dad look in his homemade Father’s Day specs? He won’t want to take them off! Fine Craft Guild has all the instructions on how to make these super specs.
#4. Handy Man Dad
I love this idea from Love Create Celebrate using your wee one’s footprint. Who knows, it may even remind him he needs to get on with a job or two after Father’s Day is out the way…!
#5. Dad Rocks Frame
This idea from Macaroni Kid is probably one of the easiest crafts for toddlers.
Take the kids on a nature walk and have them find as many pebbles as they can. Bring them home, wash them and glue them to an inexpensive frame.
Your child can then draw a picture of Daddy, or insert a photo of them together. Dad is sure to absolutely love this homemade Father’s Day gift.
#6. Father’s Day Bookmarks
Is Dad an avid reader? Let him keep track of his place in the latest book he’s reading with these sweet homemade Father’s Day bookmarks from I Heart Crafty Things.
#7. Candy Tie
Has Dad got a sweet tooth? Pick his favourite sweet treats and make him some candy ties, with full instructions from Natural Beach Living for this simple Father’s Day project.
#8. Hero Daddy Hanging Plaque
Surprise him this Father’s Day with this gorgeous homemade wall hanging plaque idea from Shanty 2 Chic. It’s so simple to make and comes with a free printable too.
#9. POP Corn
Get it, POP Corn? If Dad is a movie man and likes his nibbles then he’ll love this cool idea from Tried & True Blog.
Make a batch of popcorn treats and tuck in a cinema voucher to treat him to a movie, or set up camp at home and watch one of the best family movies of all time.
#10. Homemade Father’s Day Cards
Kids will love making these fun cards – drawing, cutting, sticking and creating something special. Crafty Morning has a selection of fun card ideas for your kiddo to be inspired by.
#11. LEGO Brick Ideas Jar
Create an easy Father’s Day gift that will build memories to last a lifetime with this great idea from The Seasoned Mom. Sacrifice a few LEGO blocks, labelling each one with ideas for ways to spend quality time with Dad, and then use it as a picking jar for how to spend time together.
#12. Funky Ties
Does Dad have a unique sense of style? Or maybe the kids would like him to have one! Everyday Dishes shows you how to transform a tie into a work of art, or a humorous tie he’ll treasure forever.
#13. My Dad Rocks
Simple, easy and fun to make. Dad will love the reminder of how much he’s loved with this homemade paperweight for his desk. Get the tips on what paint to use from Our Family World.
#14. Hands Down the Best Dad T-Shirt
One of the most personal of the homemade Father’s Day gifts is this ‘Best Dad’ t-shirt from Coffee Cups & Crayons – little kids will love making it, while the older ones will love making him wear it!
#15. Gone Fishing Tackle Box
Make this fab idea for the fishing fan Dad in your life, thanks to instructions from Let Your Scribbles Be. We cannot guarantee there will be any jellies left by the time it gets to Dad, but the thought was there…