10 Creative Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Does dad really need another necktie? Or for that matter, another tie craft? This Father’s Day, why not surprise him with a cool DIY gift he can actually use, or a sweet keepsake, handmade by his little ones?
Check out our list of 10 simple DIY Father’s Day gifts kids can make for dad (or grandpa!) and use the printable card above to go along with it. Happy Father’s Day!
1. E-reader Stand
A craft store frame serves as the base for this DIY e-reader stand. With a little help cutting just one piece of wood, kids can build and decorate a useful Father’s Day gift, perfect for any tech-loving dad.
Learn how to build it at I Heart Naptime
2. Custom Soda Father’s Day Gift
Treat dad to his favorite soda (preferably in a cool vintage bottle!) Then add this free printable tag for a simple and unique gift.
Get the printable here
3. Backrub Shirt
A backrub for dad and playtime for the kids, all rolled into one! DIY this car playmat t-shirt for a fun Father’s Day gift.
Instructions found at The Blue Basket
4. LEGO Keyholder
This DIY couldn’t be simpler! Just three LEGO pieces are all you need to make a cool LEGO key holder for dad. Make your baseplate bigger to hold more keys, or customize it with dad’s favorite colors and characters for a personalized version.
5. Custom Candy Bar
Wrap dad’s favorite candy bar in this free printable wrapper. Pair it with the soda idea above for the perfect sweet Father’s Day gift!
Printable available at Skip to My Lou
6. Funny DadLibs
Remember MadLibs? Surprise dad with his own DadLibs! Kids will have love filling in the blanks to create a funny gift for dad.
Find the printable here
7. A Book About Dad
Have kids create a customized book all about their dad. Download the free printable pages for kids to draw and write in, then assemble into a book for a special keepsake.
Printable available at Eighteen25
8. Daddy Days Activities
Some of the best gifts aren’t stuff, they’re special time together. Fill a jar with activities that dad and his kids like to do together. Download the printable cards in the link below, or help kids write their own.
Daddy Days printable found here
9. Father’s Day Photo
Have a sidewalk chalk photoshoot to create a special photo for dad. Print it out and glue it to a card, or put it in a frame for a gift he can display at home or at work.
Get ideas for creating your own here
10. Handprint Art
Handprint crafts are a classic! Tell dad how great he is with this version, and add a frame for a display-worthy piece of custom art.
Get the printable at Catch My Party
Leave us a comment: How will you celebrate Father’s Day this year?
Ashley MacQuarrie began writing professionally more than ten years ago and has covered education, technology, current events, pop culture, and other topics. A former homeschooler, she studied English and Film & New Media, graduating with a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University. Ashley has classroom experience working with children who have autism and other special needs. She has also tutored students from kindergarten through college and taught English to teens and adults at a language school in London.
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