30 DIY Father’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

30 DIY Father's Day Card Ideas for Kids

Father’s Day is the time when dads are made to feel great about himself and children all over the world celebrate the fathers who brought them into the world. Rather than spending a lot of money on things Daddy may soon forget about, this Father’s Day, have the kids make him something special. There are lots of DIY projects that are friendly towards kids of all ages. Daddy will surely cherish greeting cards if they are made with love by Mummy and kids, whether they are funny Father’s Day card ideas or just sweet ones that show love.

 Homemade Father’s Day Greeting Card Ideas For Children

If you are looking for some inspiration for cards you can make with the kids, here are some great Father’s Day card ideas:

1. I Love Hangin’ Out with You

Here is how to go about it.

Handprint Monkey Cards

What You Will Need

  • Paint, brown
  • Squeeze paint, green
  • Paper, light brown
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Black felt pen
  • Heart stickers

How to Make

  1. Help the kids paint their palms and four of their fingers brown. Do not paint the thumb.
  2. Press the handprint onto a blank sheet of card paper.
  3. Using the brown paper, cut out a head, a pair of ears and a tail and stick the head where the thumb would have been.
  4. Stick the ears and the tail and then paint the face and nose onto the monkey.
  5. Stick the googly eyes.
  6. With the green paint, have the kids make some tree branches.
  7. Use the heart stickers for fruits hanging on the tree.
  8. Write “I Love Hangin’ Out with You” on the card.

2. I Love You Berry Much

 Here is how to go about it.

I Love You Berry Much

What You Will Need

  • White card paper
  • Black marker
  • Purple, red and green paint
  • Small paintbrush

How to Make

  1. Mix the purple and red coloured paint together. You need to aim for a rich raspberry tone.
  2. Have the little ones dip their little fingers into the paint and start printing out the shape of a raspberry.
  3. With a brush and the green paint, make the leaves and stem of the fruit.
  4. To give it a 3D effect, take some purple paint and lightly go around the individual prints.
  5. Write “I Love You Berry Much” on the card for Daddy.

3. My Best Teddy Bear

Here is how to go about it.

My Best Teddy Bear

What You Will Need

  • White card paper
  • Black marker
  • Brown paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Blue ribbon bow
  • Paintbrush, soft blending brush

How to Make

  1. Dip your little one’s foot in the brown paint and then make an imprint on the paper.
  2. Using a paintbrush, blend the print out so that most of it has brown colour. Don’t be rough as you do not want to smudge the print.
  3. The heel will be the head, so paint the ears on the heel.
  4. Stick the googly eyes at the appropriate place and draw the nose and mouth.
  5. Stick the ribbon where the neck should be.
  6. Write “Happy Father’s Day to My Best Teddy Bear”

 4. Following in My Daddy’s Shoes

 Here is how to make it.

Following in My Daddy's Shoes

What You Will Need

  • Paints, orange and brown
  • Paintbrush
  • White card paper
  • Dad’s shoe

How to Make

  1. Paint the bottom of dad’s shoe brown and make a shoe print on the white paper.
  2. Paint the little one’s foot orange and make an imprint of it inside the shoe print.
  3. On the side write “Following in My Daddy’s Shoes”.

5. I Heart Daddy

Here is how to do it.

I Heart Daddy

What You Will Need

  • White and red card paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons

How to Make

  1. Cut the letters and the heart shape out of the tape. Instead of writing “love” the heart will be used.
  2. Stick it onto the paper to say “I heart Daddy”.
  3. Let your little one go crazy colouring all over the paper.
  4. Once done, she can gift it to her Daddy on Father’s Day.

6. Fishing You Happy Father’s Day

Here is how it is done.

Fishing You Happy Father's Day

What You Will Need

  • Colouring page with the shape of a large fish
  • Coloured crepe paper, cut into square
  • Card paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Marker
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. Show your little one how to glue the crepe paper onto the fish.
  2. Stick the googly eyes in place.
  3. Cut out the fish from the paper and stick it onto the card paper.
  4. Write “Fishing You a Happy Father’s Day”.

7. You Love Pasta and I Love You

Here is how to do it.

You Love Pasta and I Love You

What You Will Need

  • Card paper
  • Butterfly pasta
  • Small paint brush
  • Paint
  • Markers
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. Spread out the butterfly pasta on some old newspapers and let your kids paint them however they want.
  2. Let the paint dry for 20 minutes.
  3. Take the cardstock paper and fold it into half.
  4. Stick the pasta bowties and write a lovely message, “You Love Pasta and I Love You!”

8. When You Hold My Hand…

Here is how it works.

When You Hold My Hand...

What You Will Need

  • Card paper
  • Coloured crepe paper, small squares
  • Paint
  • Marker

How to Make

  1. On top of the card paper, write “When You Hold My Hand…”
  2. Paint your little one’s palms and fingers with on the car.
  3. Under the handprint, write “I Feel So Loved!”
  4. Under this, draw a heart shape and allow your little one to fill it in with crepe paper

 9. It Takes a Big Heart to Hold Little Hands 

Here is how to make it.

It Takes a Big Heart to Hold Little Hands

What You Will Need

  • Two shades of paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Print
  • Black marker

How to Make

  1. Trace your baby’s hand on the darker shade of paper and then cut it out.
  2. On the lighter shade paper, cut out a big heart.
  3. Stick the big heart into the little hands and write the message, “It Takes a Big Heart to Hold Little Hands”.

10. You Are My Sunshine

Here is how to make it.

You Are My Sunshine

What You Will Need

  • Spiral pasta
  • White card
  • Yellow paint
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrush

How to Make

  1. Paint each of the spiral pastas yellow.
  2. Fold the white card paper and draw a big yellow circle at the center.
  3. Make lines around the sun with the glue.
  4. Stick the spiral pasta onto the glue.
  5. Make a smiley face on the sun and write above “Daddy, You are my Sunshine”.

 11. You Make Me Feel So Fly

Here is how to do it.

You Make Me Feel So Fly

What You Will Need

  • Coloured card paper
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

How to Make

  1. With the coloured paper, cut out small hearts to use as balloons.
  2. Fold the card paper in half.
  3. Get your little one to stick the balloons onto the paper.
  4. Then have your toddler draw lines to connect them to a point on the bottom
  5. Underneath write “You Make Me Feel So Fly”.

12. Hooked onto Daddy

Here is how to do it.

Hooked Onto Daddy

What You Will Need

  • Coloured Papers
  • Marker
  • Double sided tape
  • Paints
  • Paintbrush

How to Make

  1. Dip your little one’s hand in paint and use the handprint to make the fish on the blue paper.
  2. Cut a hook and a heart from the coloured paper.
  3. Stick the paper onto the white card.
  4. With the paint, your little one can add any other decorations and the message “Hooked onto Daddy”.

13. I Love You This Much

Here is how it works.

I Love You This Much

What You Will Need

  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker

How to Do

  1. Trace the shape of your child’s hand and then cut out the shape of it after folding the paper in half. You want two hands.
  2. Fold another long piece of paper into the shape of an accordion and attach each side to one of the hands
  3. On the outside of each hand write “I Love You”.
  4. On the accordion piece of paper, write “This Much”.

14. One in a Minion 

Here is how to do it.

One in a Minion

What You Will Need

  • Yellow and blue paint
  • Pink and white paper
  • Black marker
  • Bottle with cap
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. Have the children paint the bottle with the yellow paint.
  2. Glue a small piece of white paper to the bottle cap to make the goggled eyes and place a black dot to be the eye. Stick this cap on the bottle to form the eye.
  3. Draw the hair, mouth, straps of goggle, feet and hands on the coloured papers and stick them to the bottle.
  4. When the yellow paint is dry, paint the overalls with the blue paint.
  5. Cut out a heart with the pink paper and stick it onto the overalls.
  6. Write a sweet message “You Are One in a Minion”.

15. I Love Your Moustache

 Here is how to do it.

I Love Your Moustache

What You Will Need

  • Coloured paper, red and black
  • Card paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. Fold the card paper in half.
  2. Cut the red paper into a heart.
  3. Cut the black paper in the shape of a moustache.
  4. Stick the red heart on the card paper.
  5. Stick the moustache on the red heart in the place a moustache would be on a face.
  6. Write a sweet message.

16. You Are My Life Vest

Here is how to do it.

You Are My Life Vest

What You Will Need

  • Papers, orange, black, blue, brown
  • White card paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker

How to Make

  1. Take the orange paper and cut slits for the arms.
  2. Bring both the edges towards the middle and fold.
  3. Make small straps for the life vest with the black paper.
  4. Cut an oar out of the brown paper.
  5. Cut out waves with the blue paper and stick it onto the white card paper.
  6. Stick the oar and vest on top of that and write a message “You Are My Life Vest”.

17. To the Best Dad on Earth

 Here is how to do it.

To the Best Dad on Earth

What You Will Need

  • White card paper
  • Foam paper, blue, green, black
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. Cut the blue foam paper into a circle to make the earth and stick it on the white card paper.
  2. Cut the green foam into continent-like shapes and stick it onto the blue foam.
  3. Cut a moustache out of the black paper.
  4. Stick the eyes and moustache.
  5. Write “To the Best Dad on Earth”.

18. Yoda Best, Dad

Here is how it is done.

Yoda Best

What You Will Need

  • Paint, pale green, brown
  • White card paper
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrush

How to Make

  1. Paint your child’s fingers brown and palm light green and have them make an imprint on the white card paper.
  2. With a marker, outline Yoda’s face and robe.
  3. Fill in the face and ears with the light green colour.
  4. Add lines on the forehead, ears, mouth and nose.
  5. With some grey, add hair on the ears and head.
  6. Finally, once the finishing touches are done on Yoda, add the message “Yoda Best, Dad”.

19. You’re Reel-y Awesome, Dad

Here is how to make it.

You're Reel-y Awesome, Dad

What You Will Need

  • Gummy fish/worms
  • String
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Toothpick
  • White card paper

How to Make

  1. Stick the toothpick on one side of the paper and stick some of the string as if it is coming out of the toothpick to make the fishing rod.
  2. Stick the gummy fish or worm at the end of the string as bait.
  3. Add the message “You Are Reel-y Awesome, Dad” and any other decorations you want.

 20. You’re the Ketchup to My Fries

Here is how to go about it.

You're the Ketchup to My Fries

What You Will Need

  • Yellow craft paper for fries
  • Fry box on coloured print paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black felt pen

How to Make

  1. Cut out the PDF fry box into the right shape and stick it together.
  2. Cut the yellow paper into smaller rectangular bits for fries.
  3. On the outside of the fry packet, write “You’re the Ketchup to My Fries”.
  4. On the fries, write down on each fry a thing that your little one thinks makes Daddy great.

21. You Make My World Go Round and Round

Here is how to do it.

You Make My World Go Round and Round

What You Will Need

  • White paper
  • Card paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Cardboard

How to Make

  1. Draw the circle and divide it into eight equal parts like a pizza.
  2. Colour each slice a different colour.
  3. Write down different things that your kid can do with Daddy like “Watch TV together” “Back Rub” and others.
  4. Cut out the circle and then glue it onto the card paper.
  5. Make an arrow out of the cardboard and make a hole at the centre of the spinning wheel.

22. Daddy, You’re Grrreat

Here is how it is done.

Daddy, You're Grrreat

What You Will Need

  • Paint, black, red, white and skin colour
  • Googly eyes
  • Black sharpie
  • Card paper

How to Make

  1. Paint four of your child’s fingers black. Leave the thumb clean.
  2. Paint the palm skin colour.
  3. Paint above that with a line of red.
  4. Press the hand onto the paper.
  5. With the black paper, cut out a pirate hat.
  6. Make a skull and crossbones out of white paint.
  7. Stick the googly eyes and make an eye patch with the marker.
  8. Add a smile and write “Daddy, you are grrreat”.

23. You’re Tee-rific, Dad 

Here is how to make it.

You're Tee-rific

What You Will Need

  • Green card paper
  • Golf tee
  • White paint
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

How to Make

  1. Fold the green card paper in half and on the first half, make two slits and stick a golf tee inside it.
  2. Dip the little one’s fingers in paint and create a golf shape above the tee for the golf ball.
  3. Write “You Are Tee-rific, Dad”.

24. You Protect Me Like a Lion

Here is how to make it.

You Protect Me Like a Lion

What You Will Need

  • Papers, yellow and white
  • Paint
  • Black marker
  • Fork
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. Make a circle on the yellow paper and slowly add the rest of the face.
  2. Cut out the eyes using the white paper and add in the pupils.
  3. Stick it in place.
  4. For the mane, your young one can dip a fork in the paint and begin to imprint the mane around the head.
  5. Write “You Protect Me Like a Lion”.

25. You’re Out of This World

Here is how to make it.

You're Out of This World

What You Will Need 

  • Card paper, white and green
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Marker

How to Make

  1. Take the green card paper and fold it in half.
  2. Cut it into the shape of an alien head.
  3. Cut the white paper into three small circles for eyes.
  4. Draw pupils and stick in place.
  5. Out of the white paper, cut a small oval and write “You Are Out of This World, Dad”.
  6. Stick that inside the card.

26. We’re the Champions, Dad

Here is how it is done.

We're the Champions

What You Will Need

  • White foam ball
  • Scissors
  • Card paper, light green and blue
  • Tape
  • Marker

How to Make

  1. Fold the blue card paper in half.
  2. Cut the foam ball in half.
  3. Trace the kid’s hands on the green paper.
  4. Cut out the hands.
  5. Stick these on the blue paper as grass.
  6. Stick the ball on top.
  7. Decorate the football with the marker and write, “We’re the Champions, Dad”.

27. Guess Whooo Loves You Very Much?

Here is how to make it.

Guess Whooo Loves You Very Much?

What You Will Need 

  • Coloured paper, white, black, green, blue, yellow
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Pins
  • Picture of father and child

How to Make 

  1. Cut out the blue paper in the shape of an owl.
  2. Cut two round circles out of the white paper.
  3. Cut two small black circles for pupils.
  4. Cut two half circles out of the green paper.
  5. Cut a small triangle for a beak out of the yellow paper.
  6. Cut the wings out of the yellow paper.
  7. Stick everything at the appropriate place except the wings.
  8. The wings should be added on with the pins inserted in the place where the shoulder joints would be.
  9. Bend the back of the pin so it stays in place.
  10. The wings will move back and forth over the stomach of the owl.
  11. Stick the picture of the Daddy and child on the stomach so that it is covered by the wings when they are down
  12. On the wings write, “ Guess Whooo Loves You Very Much?” 

28. Daddy No. 1

Here is how it works.

Daddy No. 1

What You Will Need

  • Card paper, red, blue and white
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Gold glitter

How to Make 

  1. Cut out a blue circle.
  2. Cut out three triangles to fit behind the blue circle with the corners sticking out to form even ridges along the edges.
  3. Stick them in place.
  4. Cut out two long rectangular pieces of red and blue paper and stick them underneath the disk. These are supposed to be the ribbons.
  5. Write “Daddy No. 1” in glue and cover with glitter.
  6. Dust off and then stick it on a white card paper.
  7. Cut out stars from the coloured papers and stick them on.

29. Daddy Cool 

 Here is how it is done.

Daddy Cool

What You Will Need 

  • Bright green and pink card paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White card paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Marker
  • Ice cream stick

How to Make 

  1. Cut the green paper into the shape of a stick ice cream with a bite taken out of it.
  2. Glue the ice cream stick to the back of the ice cream.
  3. Make sure it is slanted and then glue the whole thing to the white card paper.
  4. Stick the googly eyes onto the ice cream.
  5. Cut out pink cheeks from the pink paper and draw a mouth.
  6. Write “Happy Father’s Day, Daddy Cool”.

30. I Ruff You

Here is how it is made.

I Ruff You

What You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Marker
  • Pencil
  • Brown foam
  • White card paper

How to Make 

  1. Draw a dog silhouette on the brown foam.
  2. Cut it out.
  3. Stick the googly eyes.
  4. Draw the mouth and nose with the marker.
  5. Stick this onto the white card paper and write “I Ruff You Dad”.

It’s always nice to get new things from the stores, but those types of gifts often lose their charm too soon after being gifted and lie around in a corner somewhere, forgotten about. These DIY cards are so much more special to Daddy because he will be able to see the love and effort that your child has put into making him something special. So try these Father’s Day card ideas for preschool kids, toddlers and older kids.

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