Easy DIY Father’s day craft ideas for kids 2024

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Father’s Day is not just another day; it’s a special occasion to show appreciation for dads, granddads, and father figures who sprinkle our lives with love and laughter. Here’s a list of Father’s Day craft ideas perfect for kids of all ages, from toddlers to older kids.

Cute Father’s Day Craft Ideas

1. Handprint Art on Tshirt

  • Materials Needed: Plain shirt, acrylic paint (various colors), paintbrushes.
  • Instructions:
    1. Help your child coat their hand with paint.
    2. Press their hand firmly onto the Tshirt.
    3. Once dry, use a fine marker to add a sweet message or the date.
    4. This creates a memorable piece of art that captures a moment in time.

This project is a great way for kids to express their creativity and makes a great gift that dad can display in his home or office.

2. DIY Best Dad Badge

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  • Materials Needed: Cardstock, markers, safety pin, glue, glitter or stickers for decoration.
  • Instructions:
    1. Cut the cardstock into a badge or shield shape.
    2. Decorate with markers, writing “Best Dad” or a similar heartfelt message.
    3. Embellish with glitter or stickers.
    4. Attach a safety pin to the back with glue.
    5. A fun accessory for dad to wear proudly on his special day.

3. Handprint Card

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  • Materials Needed: Cardstock or heavy paper, acrylic paint, markers.
  • Instructions:
    1. Fold the cardstock in half to create a card.
    2. Paint your child’s hand with their choice of color and press it onto the front of the card to make a handprint.
    3. Once the paint dries, use markers to add details like a face or message, turning the handprint into a cute character or simply writing “Happy Father’s Day.”

4. Inside, your child can write a personal message or draw a picture for dad.

Father’s Day Craft Ideas from Toddlers

1. DIY Tie Bookmark

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  • Materials Needed: Construction paper, scissors, markers, glue, ribbon.
  • Instructions:
    1. Cut the construction paper into a tie shape or follow the outline below.

2. Let your toddler decorate the tie with markers or stickers.

3. Glue a piece of ribbon to the top.

4. This cute craft is perfect for dads who love to read and can be used as a sweet reminder of their little one.

Toddlers will need a little help with cutting, but they’ll love decorating their tie bookmark with their favorite colors or drawings.

Father’s Day Crafts from Daughters

1. Personalized Photo Frame

  • Materials Needed: Plain wooden photo frame, craft paint (or spray paint), brushes, stickers, or any other decorative items, a favorite family photo.
  • Instructions:
    1. Paint the photo frame in dad’s favorite colors. Let it dry.
    2. Decorate the frame with stickers or handwritten messages.
    3. Insert a family photo or a special father-daughter picture.
    4. This personalized gift is sure to make dad smile every time he sees it.

Daughters can show their creative flair and give a gift that keeps memories alive.

2. Things I Love About Dad” Jar

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  • Materials Needed: Mason jar, colored paper, scissors, pen, ribbon.
  • Instructions:
    1. Cut the colored paper into strips.
    2. On each strip, have your daughter write something she loves about her dad, a special memory, or a thank you note for things he does.
    3. Fold the strips and fill the mason jar with them.
    4. Decorate the jar with a ribbon and a handmade label that says “Things I Love About Dad.”
    5. Dad can pull out and read these loving messages whenever he needs a smile.

This craft is a wonderful way for daughters to share what they cherish most about their dad, providing a heartfelt and personalized gift.

3. Hand-Decorated Pot with Plant

  • Materials Needed: Terracotta pot, acrylic paints and brushes, potting soil, a small plant or seeds.
  • Instructions:
    1. Paint the terracotta pot with acrylic paints. Daughters can get creative here, painting dad’s favorite colors, patterns, or even a message like “Dad’s Plant.”
    2. Once the paint dries, fill the pot with potting soil and plant either a small plant or some seeds.
    3. This not only gives dad a new plant friend but also a reminder of his daughter’s love and creativity.

Easy Father’s Day Crafts

1. Coffee Mug with Thumbprint Decor

  • Materials Needed: Plain white coffee mug, porcelain paint or markers, oven (to set the paint).
  • Instructions:
    1. Wash and dry the mug thoroughly.
    2. Let your child decorate the mug with thumbprints to create various shapes (hearts, smiley faces, etc.).
    3. Add a special message or date.
    4. Bake the mug in the oven according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions to set the design.
    5. This easy craft offers a functional and sweet gift perfect for coffee-loving dads.

2. Dad’s Favorite Things Collage

  • Materials Needed: Magazine cutouts, old photos, glue, a piece of cardboard or heavy paper.
  • Instructions:
    1. Gather magazines, old photos, and any printouts of things dad loves (like his favorite hobby, movie, food, or sports team).
    2. Cut out the pictures and arrange them on the cardboard or heavy paper to create a collage.
    3. Glue the pictures in place.
    4. Write a message on the collage like “All My Favorite Things About Dad” or just “Happy Father’s Day!”

This craft is incredibly simple yet highly customizable, allowing kids to creatively express what they love about their dad through visuals.

3. Father’s Day Coupon Book

  • Materials Needed: Paper, markers or crayons, scissors, stapler or ribbon.
  • Instructions:
    1. Cut the paper into equally sized rectangles. These will be your coupons.
    2. On each coupon, write out special things the kids can do for dad, like “Breakfast in Bed,” “One Car Wash,” “Hugs Anytime,” or “Control of the Remote for an Evening.”
    3. Decorate the coupons with markers or crayons.
    4. Stack the coupons together and staple them on one edge to create a book, or punch a hole in the corner and tie them together with a ribbon.
    5. Or else use the template below.
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Father’s day coloring pages and activities

Use the printables below for some father’s day activities.

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father's day coloring page
father's day coloring page
father's day coloring page

Related: Easy paper flower craft for kids for Father’s day

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