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10 Clever Father’s Day Craft Ideas

This Father’s Day, why not celebrate dad with a cool DIY gift that’s special for him and his hobbies. To help make your Father’s Day planning easier, we visited our favorite source—Pinterest—for crafty inspiration to find the best crafts kids can make for Father’s Day.

While some of these Father’s Day crafts are simple enough for kids to complete without much help, Mom or an older sibling may need to supervise the more complicated ones. And of course, don’t forget grandpa on Father’s Day! All these crafts would be perfect to make for him, too.

Kids will have fun making these crafts, and dad will love his homemade gift. Happy Father’s Day, and thank you dads, for all you do!

1. Dad, you are reel-y awesome!

fish art on a card

A handmade card is a great gift for Father’s Day, and perhaps one of the simplest for kids to make themselves. For kids who are too little to write, just print an image associated with dad’s hobby and fill in the blanks with crayons, markers, or glue on tissue paper (great choice for fish since it can look like scales!).

2. The best Dad by par!

golf ball with "Best Dad" written on it

Let dad see how creative his kids can be by decorating on an alternative medium. Paint a golf ball, baseball, football, or anything he uses while he’s having fun. It will be a great reminder of how loved he is!

3. You rock, Dad!

guitar art

You can also use an original medium, like a canvas, and show off your artistic skills. Go straight to your easel or put a sticker down to highlight a favorite hobby of your dads. Incorporate his favorite colors, and it’s sure to be his favorite work of art!

4. Fatherhood—you nailed it!

hammer

Create a message that will last forever! Whether it’s on a hammer with a building phrase like “I can’t wait to build memories with you, Dad!”, or simply a meaningful sentence written on paper for his wallet, there are plenty of phrases that will make him feel appreciated. You may even have an inside joke or special song you can bring to life, and it will mean so much!

5. Dad, you’re my superhero.

father's day superhero

This is a fun Father’s Day craft that dad will love. Make your dad into a superhero! Does he have a favorite superhero? Use the same colors for your paper super-hero dad, and personalize it with his hair and eye color.

6. Our dad is a catch!

father's day baseball

Here’s another example of a unique Father’s Day gift you can make by decorating something he uses while enjoying his favorite hobby. This baseball has the phrase, “Love you to the park and back.”

7. King of the grill

king of the grill apron

What artwork could be better than one your child makes with his or her own hands? All you’ll need for this craft is paint, a plate, and an oven.

8. Hockey Father’s Day!

hockey footprints

Footprints add a personal touch to artwork, too! Make sure to test out the amount of paint on each foot on a scrap piece of paper before going to your final masterpiece.

9. Dad code

keyboard picture frame

If your dad works at a computer all day or loves to game, think of what you can do with all of the pieces and parts to a computer. Whether it is a keyboard, the interior hard drive, or a computer screen that you craft yourself, this is a unique gift he’ll appreciate.

10. Dad, let’s celebrate every mile

tennis shoe stickers

Is your dad a runner? Or maybe he has a pair of shoes he wears when he plays golf or basketball? Either way, let him know you’re always thinking of him by personalizing his laces or making stickers that he can jazz his kicks up with.

 

Of course, the best gift on Father’s Day might just be spending time together. If you don’t have time for crafts, you can always bake his favorite dessert, read together, or draw pictures. Or print out our Father’s Day card and customize it for Dad! What are some of your favorite Father’s Day gifts or traditions?

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Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.

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