15 Easy Homemade Father’s Day Gift and Craft Ideas for Kids

Father’s day is one of those rare days when the man of the house gets the attention that he deserves. Most fathers spend a lot of time working and come home only to get engaged back in household chores. You can make your father feel really special this father’s day by making some interesting father’s day crafts.

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15 DIY Father’s Day Gift and Craft Ideas

Make your daddy happy with these heartfelt DIY gifts.

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1. Moustache Mug

An adorably cute mug that shows your love for daddy.

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What You Will Need

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How To Make

  • Go for a mug that is preferably light in colour so that your moustache can stand out really well.
  • Use a light coloured pen initially so that you can draw the moustache properly. Draw it on the brim parallel to the handle such that it comes right below the nose when somebody drinks from the cup.
  • Once the moustache shape is right, trace the outline with a black marker.
  • Fill the moustache with black colour using your marker.
  • Apply some gel in the area and then colour it with the marker again. This will take a number of tries until the colour is flat and vivid.

2. Scratch Card Gifts

Let your dad win the great offer of choosing how he would like to celebrate the day with this father’s day gift ideas from a daughter.

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What You Will Need

  • Design paper
  • Cardboard
  • Thick white paper
  • Metallic paint
  • Glue
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

How To Make

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  • Take the thick white paper and draw three boxes on it. Cut them out properly using scissors.
  • Write three gift ideas on those papers. These could be anything from your dad’s favourite food, to a movie he wants to watch, anything at all. Write them beautifully on those three cards.
  • Cover the cards with duct tape so that the writing part is totally covered.
  • Take a brush and paint these cards with metallic paint. The paint will dry over the duct tape, allowing it to be scratched.
  • Now cover the cardboard sheet with the design paper to make a nice coupon card of sorts.
  • Take some glue and stick these three cards onto the cardboard sheet.
  • Give them to your dad along with a coin. Let him choose which one he wants. When he scratches that card with the coin, the metallic paint will come off, revealing the gift that you had written earlier.

3. A Lovely Photo Collage

Something that your dad can keep on his desk at work and be reminded how much everybody loves him.

What You Will Need

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How To Make

  • Bring together all children and mom and decide the one thing about your dad that you love the most.
  • If you have a small toddler in the house, come up with something interesting for her.
  • Everybody writes their reason on the white sketch board using the pen and poses for a photo with it.
  • Each photo is clicked in sequence, with every person wiping the board clean and writing their own message on it.
  • When all photos are clicked, get them printed out using a colour printer.
  • Depending on how many photos are there, you will have to choose a base and photo frame accordingly.
  • Stick these photos on the white cardboard. Use sketch pens to colour the remaining areas or make it even more interesting.
  • Slide the cardboard inside the photo frame and let it sit on the table as a surprise for dad.

4. Using Your Favourite Photo to Create a New One

Taking an old photo with your dad and making a snazzy pop art version of it.

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What You Will Need

  • An original full-size photo
  • A plastic sheet of the same size
  • Marker
  • Watercolours or sketch pens

How To Make

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  • If you don’t have the favourite photo already, you can print one out using a colour printer.
  • Now, place the plastic sheet on top of it.
  • Use the marker to outline the borders of the faces in the photo, and any other specific details you want to be included. These could be spectacles, a little hair detail, the clothes, and so on.
  • Once these outlines have been sketched, remove the photo. You will see a version of the photo that is quite different.
  • Take a photo of this and print it out on white paper.
  • This can then be coloured using a variety of bright vivid colours that can be contrasted really well. Use either sketch pens or watercolours to paint the hair, skin, clothes, and other areas of the photo.
  • A pop version of the photo that you had earlier will now be ready to be shown to your dad.

5. I Love You So Much” Using Your Hands

Let your dad know the extent of how much his family loves him with this adorable Father’s day crafts pre-school kids can try their hands at as well.

What You Will Need

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  • Thick papers in different colours
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

How To Make

  • Choose a paper and trace the outline of your hand on it.
  • Cut along the outline to have one palm. Repeat for another palm, too.
  • Now, with another coloured paper, cut out a strip that can be as long as possible.
  • Start folding this strip in halves, until you reach its smallest section.
  • When you open the strip, there will be equidistant creases on it.
  • In the very first space, write the letter ‘s’. Then, fill all the spaces with the letter ‘o’ to make the word “so” as long as possible.
  • Fold it all together like before. Stick one edge on the back of one palm and the other on another palm.
  • On the first palm, write the words “I love you” and write the word “much” on the other palm.
  • Now give this to your father and when he wants to know how much you love him, he can pull the palms apart and see the length of your love.

6. A Pin-up Medal For the Best Dad Ever

Your dad deserves an award for taking care of you and the family, too.

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What You Will Need

  • A couple of sheets of your dad’s favourite coloured paper
  • Box card
  • Gold coloured wrapping paper
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue

How To Make

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  • Cut out two long strips from the coloured paper and fold them repeatedly in a way to create an accordion-like pattern.
  • Glue the ends of the strip together so that they create a circle.
  • Place it on the table and press the edges to flatten the circle.
  • Glue the centre so that the circle stays as is.
  • Cut a couple more long strips and make tiny triangular cuts on the end to form a ribbon.
  • Overlap the ends in a diagonal fashion and stick them behind the circle.
  • Cut out a small circle from the card as well as the golden paper.
  • Stick them together with some glue. On the card, write “World’s Best Dad” or any other small slogan you’d want to.
  • Stick this card onto the circle so that the medal is ready.
  • Go and pin it up to your dad’s shirt and let him know how proud you are of him.

7. Sweet Memories of Daddy

All those tiny things that your dad keeps in his pocket or drawer can now be used as a gift.

What You Will Need

  • A small board
  • Old tickets and other memorabilia
  • Glue

How To Make

  • The key is to find as many items as you know. These could be old bus tickets or plane tickets if your dad travels around a lot, movie tickets when you took you for your film, his photo when he was young, and so on.
  • Gather all the memorabilia together and glue them one by one on to the small board.
  • Place this board in your father’s bedroom and don’t let him know.
  • When he returns back for the day and enters the room, he will be surprised to know how so many things have been put together as a wonderful Father’s day crafts for toddlers.

8. Colourful Rock Paperweights

Why use the boring office blocks when your dad can take your very own craft item to the office.

What You Will Need

  • Large and smooth stones
  • Old crayons with papers removed
  • Oven
  • Newspaper

How To Make

  • Collect the stones together and place them in the oven. Set the oven to 180 degrees and heat them for about 20 minutes. This craft can be made only when the stones are extremely hot.
  • Until then, place the newspaper flat on a surface which can bear the heat and can be cleaned easily. Place multiple layers of newspapers.
  • Now you need to remove the stones from the oven and place them in the newspaper. Take mom’s help or your elder sibling’s assistance in doing this.
  • Take one crayon and start rubbing it slowly on the stone. It will start melting and the colour will start pouring on all sides.
  • Take another coloured crayon and do the same. The colours will now start mixing with each other.
  • After using multiple colours and having the stones covered completely, let them cool. They will now be fantastic paperweights to give to your dad.

9. A New Shirt From an Old One

Does your dad wear this old shirt every time he’s home? Add some zing by giving it your personal touch.

What You Will Need

  • Watercolours
  • Sketch Pens
  • Markers

How To Make

  • Pick out a shirt that is old and your dad usually wears at home when he’s relaxed.
  • Gather your siblings together and let everyone write a beautiful message on the shirt.
  • Alternatively, you can draw a nice cartoon on the shirt and let everybody add colour to it.
  • Let it dry and then put it back in the wardrobe. When your dad wears the shirt tonight, he’s going to be in for a surprise, making this one interesting Father’s day gift ideas from his baby.

10. A Pillowcase Made with Love

Let your dad know how much you love him when he closes his eyes for the night.

What You Will Need

  • A pillowcase, preferably white in colour
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Cardboard

How To Make

  • Place the cardboard in the pillowcase so that the cloth of the pillow stays tight and stretched and allows for easy writing.
  • Now take a pencil and nicely write your message in large letters. The pencil allows you to rub out any mistakes as well. Make tiny flowers on the corners if you want to.
  • Trace out the letters using the markers now. Fill in colours in the flowers or make tiny hearts with red coloured markers.
  • Once done, place the pillowcase on a board and iron it properly. This will imprint the markers properly into the fabric.
  • Wash the pillowcase so that it is properly clean. Replace your dad’s pillow cover with this one.
  • Let your dad step into his bedroom for a nice nap and smile on seeing the beautiful gift.

11. A Wacky Tie for the Lovely Wacky Daddy

so your dad an office person and has a funny side to him? Bring it out with this crazy tie.

What You Will Need

  • Thick coloured paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Coloured papers
  • Glue

How To Make

  • Use your pencil to trace out the shape of a large tie on the thick coloured paper.
  • Cover the portion of the tie with glue.
  • For the other coloured papers, tear them up into as small pieces as possible. Your little ones will have a lot of fun with this.
  • When this is done, sprinkle them on the glue layered portion. They will start sticking on to it. Put a lot of papers to cover the area completely.
  • Once it is dried, cut out the tie. You can now place this under your dad’s photo and present it to him.

12. A Bookmark

If your father loves to read books a lot, this is how you can stay with him even then.

What You Will Need

  • Ice cream sticks
  • Crayons or watercolours

How To Make

  • Bring all the ice cream sticks together.
  • Pick one and colour them in your favourite style. You can turn them into a cartoon character, or even write a small line or two on its surface.
  • Allow the ice cream sticks to dry properly.
  • Put them together in a cup and place them on the shelf where your dad keeps the books.
  • Every time he chooses to pick a book, he will pick out one of your bookmarks and keep them with him.

13. A Crown for Your Dad Made From the Things He Loves

Your dad is a king and deserves to be treated like one. Begin by making a wonderful crown.

What You Will Need

  • Thick white cardboard paper
  • Magazines, old books, newspapers
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To Make

  • Decide to pick what your father likes the most. Maybe he’s a fan of cars or likes natural photos a lot.
  • Look for old magazines and cut out all such photos from it. Cut out a lot of photos.
  • Get everyone together and stick all these photos onto the thick white cardboard paper. Let the pictures overlap each other. The more, the better.
  • Once they have all dried properly, cut the cardboard paper in half so as to make a long strip.
  • Glue both the ends together to form a circular loop. Now use the scissors to cut out patterns on the top of the loop, to create a crown-like shape.
  • Let your dad wear this crown and feel like a king on his day.

14. Special Offer Coupons for Daddy

Your dad should also have some special things done for him occasionally. Let your dad take his pick with the right coupons.

What You Will Need

  • An empty container
  • Coloured papers
  • Crayons
  • Pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To Make

  • Pick a coloured paper and cut a strip from it to be glued to the container. You can use a few papers together to make a strip that is thick enough.
  • Similarly, cut out another strip that is a little zig zag and glue it below. This will create a colourful top and base.
  • Now, cut the other papers in various shapes and write different activities or gifts on it. Some of them could be simple ones such as “pizza night” or “kiss everyone two times” and some others could be chore based like “help me wash the car today” or so.
  • Put all these coupons together in the container and place it in your dad’s room.

15. Easy Desk Organizers

Put together all those items on your dad’s table in cutely adorable containers.

What You Will Need

  • Old containers
  • Coloured papers
  • Crayons or sketch pens
  • Glue

How To Make

  • Apply glue to the outer areas of the containers.
  • Stick the coloured papers on each one of them. Add your own personal touch by drawing some cartoons, or writing what each container is for.
  • Place them on one side of your father’s table. Put different items such as pens, scissors, cards in their respective containers.
  • Your dad will be extremely thankful when he comes home to an organized desk.

Making beautiful and interesting Father’s day crafts for kids is not a tough task. With some household items and a few creative tricks, you can make sure your dad has a gala time on a day meant to celebrate him.

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