32 DIY Father’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

30 DIY Father's Day Card Ideas for Kids

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Father’s Day is the time when dads are made to feel great about themselves, 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 your child make him something special. There are lots of DIY projects suitable for kids of all ages. However, one gift that always makes it to the father’s office desk is a beautifully made card. This Father’s Day, get your child to make a stunning Father’s Day card with one of these card ideas.

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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 handmade Father’s Day card ideas:

1. I Love Hangin’ Out With You

Here is how to go about making this Father’s Day card.

Handprint Monkey Cards

What You Will Need

  • Brown Paint
  • Green squeeze paint
  • A4 size Light brown paper
  • A pair of googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Black felt pen
  • Heart stickers
  • A blank greeting card
  • Pencil

How to Make

  1. Help the kid paint his palms and four of his fingers brown. Do not paint the thumb.
  2. Press the handprint onto the front side of the blank greeting card.
  3. Now, on the brown paper, draw a circle for the head, two semi-circles for a pair of ears, a tail. Cut along the outlines.
  4. Stick the head where the thumb would have been.
  5. Stick the ears and the tail, and then paint the face and nose onto the monkey.
  6. Stick the googly eyes.
  7. With the green paint, have the kids make some tree branches below and around the monkey.
  8. Use the heart stickers for fruits hanging on the tree.
  9. Write “I Love Hangin’ Out with You” inside the card.

2. I Love You Berry Much

This Father’s Day card is one of the sweetest ways to surprise your father. Here is how you can go about it.

I Love You Berry Much

What You Will Need

  • Blank greeting card
  • 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 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, Daddy” inside the card.

3. My Best Teddy Bear

This time, gift your dear old man a cute little teddy bear Father’s Day card along with a big bear hug!

My Best Teddy Bear

What You Will Need

  • A blank greeting card
  • Black marker
  • Brown paint
  • A pair of 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 a 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” inside the card.

 4. Following in My Daddy’s Footsteps

Every child idolises his father. This handmade Father’s Day card is one way you can let him know how much you look up to him.

Following in My Daddy's Shoes

What You Will Need

  • Orange and brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • A blank greeting card
  • Dad’s shoe

How to Make

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

5. I Heart Daddy

This is the simplest and the most cutest Father’s Day card to make on this special occasion.

I Heart Daddy

What You Will Need

  • A4 size white card paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • A blank greeting card
  • Pencil
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. With a pencil, draw a heart and letters “I”, “D”, “A”, and “D” on the white card paper. Cut along the outline.
  2. Colour the cutouts with crayons.
  3. On the front side of the greeting card, stick the cutouts to form “I heart DAD”.
  4. Once the glue dries, let your little one go crazy colouring all over the greeting card.
  5. Once done, she can gift it to her Daddy on Father’s Day.

6. Fishing You Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is all about enjoying every moment with your father. This handmade Father’s Day is another way you can wish your daddy dearest.

Fishing You Happy Father's Day

What You Will Need

  • Colouring page with the shape of a large fish
  • Coloured crepe paper, cut into squares
  • Card paper/ A blank greeting card
  • A pair of 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 blank greeting card.
  4. Write “Fishing You a Happy Father’s Day” inside the card.

7. You Love Pasta, and I Love You

This creative handmade Father’s Day card is a special treat for pasta lovers. Here’s how you can make one.

You Love Pasta and I Love You

What You Will Need

  • Cardstock paper
  • 1 bowl butterfly pasta
  • Small paintbrush
  • Paint
  • Markers
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. Spread out the butterfly pasta on some old newspapers and let your kids paint them in their favourite colours.
  2. Let the paint dry.
  3. Take the card stock paper and fold it in half.
  4. Stick the pasta bowties and write a lovely message, “You Love Pasta, and I Love You!”

8. When You Hold My Hand…

Father’s are the support system of every family. Express all that you feel for your dad in this beautiful handmade Father’s Day card.

When You Hold My Hand...

What You Will Need

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

How to Make

  1. Fold the card paper in half.
  2. On top of the card paper, with a marker, write “When You Hold My Hand…”
  3. Paint your little one’s palms and fingers one colour. Print the handprint inside the card.
  4. Under the handprint, write “I Feel So Loved!”
  5. Under this, draw a heart shape.
  6. Put some glue inside the heart and let your little one fill it in with crepe paper.

 9. It Takes a Big Heart to Hold Little Hands 

Cherish your father’s selfless contribution with this cute little handmade Father’s Day card.

It Takes a Big Heart to Hold Little Hands

What You Will Need

  • Two shades of paper – 1 each
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Print
  • Black marker
  • A blank greeting card

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 hand cutout and write the message, “It Takes a Big Heart…”
  4. Stick this palm cutout on the front side of the card.
  5. Inside it, write, “…to Hold Little Hands! Happy Father’s Day, Papa!”.

10. You Are My Sunshine

This easy homemade Father’s Day card idea is for the sunshine in your family.

You Are My Sunshine

What You Will Need

  • 1 bowl spiral pasta
  • A blank greeting card
  • Yellow paint
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrush

How to Make

  1. Paint each of the spiral pasta yellow.
  2. Draw a big yellow circle at the centre of the front side of the greeting card.
  3. Make lines around the sun with some glue.
  4. Stick the spiral pasta onto the glue.
  5. Make a smiley face on the sun and write “Daddy, You are my Sunshine” on or above it.
  6. Follow this with a heartfelt poem or a message inside the card.

 11. You Make Me Feel So Fly

Most dads may look tough, but they have sensitive hearts. This homemade Father’s Day card idea is best suited for the dads who put your needs before theirs.

You Make Me Feel So Fly

What You Will Need

  • A4 size coloured card paper
  • A4 size coloured paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

How to Make

  1. On the coloured paper, draw small hearts and cut them along the outline. These will be used 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

This Father’s Day card idea is a fascinating one to tell your father how much you love him!

Hooked Onto Daddy

What You Will Need

  • Coloured Papers
  • Marker
  • Double-sided tape
  • Paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Blank greeting card

How to Make

  1. Dip your little one’s hand in paint and use the handprint to make the fish on blue-coloured paper.
  2. Cut a hook and a heart from the two different sheets of coloured paper. Use a different colour for each of these cutouts.
  3. Stick the paper onto the blank greeting card.
  4. With the paint, your little one can add any other decorations and a message stating “Hooked onto Daddy”.

13. I Love You This Much

Sometimes, telling your father how much you love him is the best thing to do. With this handmade Father’s Day card, you can tell him that!

I Love You This Much

What You Will Need

  • A4 size craft paper (folded in half)
  • Coloured paper – 2 sheets, glued horizontally to make one long sheet.
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Pencil
  • Decorative items – sequins, buttons, ribbons, etc.

How to Make

  1. Trace the shape of your child’s palm on the folded chart paper and then cut along the outline. Make one more palm-shaped cutout this way.
  2. Fold the long sheet of paper, write “This Much!”
  3. Then fold it into the shape of an accordion and glue each side to one of the hands.
  4. On the outside of the first palm cutout, write “I Love You”.
  5. Then, let your child decorate the rest of the card the way he wants to.

14. One in a Minion

If you’ve had the best time of your life watching minions with your daddy dearest, this Father’s Day card idea is the best way to tell him how much you adore him.

One in a Minion

What You Will Need

  • Yellow and blue paint
  • Two A4 size white sheets of paper
  • A6 size pink-coloured paper – 1
  • Black marker
  • Bottle with cap
  • Glue
  • Pencil

How to Make

  1. Have the children paint the bottle with some yellow paint. Let the paint dry.
  2. Then use the blue paint to make the dungaree/overalls on the bottle. Let it dry.
  3. Cut a small circle from a white paper and glue it to the bottle cap to make the goggled eye of the minion.
  4. With a black marker, make a black inside the white circle to complete the eye.
  5. Using the marker, make the hair on the top of the bottle cap.
  6. Then, draw the straps of the goggle and the mouth underneath it.
  7. Now, take another white paper and draw the feet/boots, and the hands, and cut along the outline.
  8. Colour the hands in yellow paint and the boots in black paint on both sides. Let the paint dry.
  9. Cut out a heart from the pink paper and write a sweet message, “You Are One in a Minion”.
  10. Stick the pink heart on the overalls.

15. I Love Your Moustache

This handmade Father’s Day card is perfect for fathers who cannot get enough of their moustache.

I Love Your Moustache

What You Will Need

  • A4 size coloured paper – red and black, 1 each
  • A4 size Card paper – 1
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. Fold the card paper in half.
  2. Draw a heart on the large red paper and cut along the outline.
  3. Draw a moustache on the black paper and cut along the outline.
  4. Stick the red heart on the folded card paper.
  5. Stick the moustache on the red heart right in the place a moustache would be on a face.
  6. Write a sweet message underneath the moustache.

16. You Are My Life Vest

Celebrate your father’s life with this handmade Father’s Day card and express how grateful you are for being your greatest support system.

You Are My Life Vest

What You Will Need

  • Papers – Orange, black, blue, and brown, all in A4 size
  • A4 size white card paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Pencil

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 the folded card paper, and inside, write a message “You Are My Life Vest”.

17. To the Best Dad on Earth

Here is how you can make this beautiful Father’s Day card for your daddy dearest.

To the Best Dad on Earth

What You Will Need

  • White card paper – folded in half
  • Foam paper – in blue, green, black colours
  • 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 on the circle.
  5. Inside the card, write “To the Best Dad on Earth”.

18. Yoda Best, Dad

This Father’s Day card is for all the Star Wars Dads!

Yoda Best

What You Will Need

  • Paint – Pale green and brown
  • White card paper – Folded in half
  • 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 front page of the folded 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 colour, add hair on the ears and head.
  6. Finally, once the finishing touches are done on Yoda, add the message “Yoda Best, Dad” inside the card.

19. You’re Reel-y Awesome, Dad

This Father’s Day card is perfect for the awesome dad! Here’s how you can make one.

You're Reel-y Awesome, Dad

What You Will Need

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

How to Make

  1. Fold the card paper in half.
  2. 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.
  3. Stick the gummy fish or worm at the end of the string as bait.
  4. Inside the card, write the message “You Are Reel-y Awesome, Dad”.

 20. You’re the Ketchup to My Fries

Here is how to go about making this homemade Father’s Day card.

You're the Ketchup to My Fries

What You Will Need

  • Yellow craft paper for fries
  • Colour Fry Box image printed out on 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

What’s a world without some excitement? Here’s how you can tell the dad how he makes the world go round for your child.

You Make My World Go Round and Round

What You Will Need

  • A4 size white paper
  • A4 size card paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Cardboard

How to Make

  1. Draw a circle on the white paper 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”, “Backrub”, etc.
  4. Cut out the circle and then glue it onto the card paper.
  5. Make a small arrow out of the cardboard and make a hole at the centre of the spinning wheel.
  6. Stick the arrow on the top right corner of the card, overlapping a bit on the circle.
  7. Inside the card, write a sweet Father’s Day message.

22. Daddy, You’re Grrreat

For a grrreat dad, you need a grrrreat Father’s Day card. This is how you can make one.

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 with the 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. Draw a smiley face and write, “Daddy, you are grrreat!”.

23. You’re Tee-rific, Dad 

Here is how to make this interesting Father’s Day card.

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!” inside the card.

24. You Protect Me Like a Lion

The lion of the house needs a little pampering. Tell him how much the kids love him with this Father’s Day card idea.

You Protect Me Like a Lion

What You Will Need

  • Coloured sheets of paper – yellow and white
  • Paint
  • Black marker
  • Fork
  • Glue

How to Make

  1. With a pencil, make a circle on the yellow paper and slowly add the rest of the face.
  2. Cut out the eyes using white paper and draw the pupils with the black marker.
  3. Stick the eyes 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” on the card.

25. You’re Out of This World

This card is a sweet way to tell the father how awesome he is! Read on to know how you can make this Father’s Day card.

You're Out of This World

What You Will Need 

  • A4 size card paper – White and green, 1 each
  • 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 two oblong circles for the eyes. You may use a pencil to trace the eyes beforehand.
  4. Draw pupils in the eyes and stick the cutouts on the card.
  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

This Father’s Day card idea is perfect for the champion fathers!

We're the Champions

What You Will Need

  • White foam ball
  • Scissors
  • Card paper – Light green and blue, 1 each
  • 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, and cut it along the outline.
  4. Stick these on the blue paper as grass.
  5. Stick the ball on top.
  6. Decorate the football with the marker and write, “We’re the Champions, Dad!”.

27. Guess Whooo Loves You Very Much?

Add an element of fun into your Father’s Day card with this interesting idea.

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
  • Pencil
  • Blank greeting card

How to Make 

  1. Draw an outline of an owl on the blue paper, and cut along the outline.
  2. Draw and cut two round circles out of the white paper.
  3. Draw and cut two small black circles for pupils.
  4. Draw and cut two half circles out of the green paper.
  5. On the yellow paper, draw a small triangle for a beak and two semi-circles for the wings. Cut along the outline.
  6. Stick everything on the blank greeting card at the appropriate place except for the wings.
  7. The wings should be added on with the pins inserted in the place where the shoulder joints would be.
  8. Bend the back of the pins so they stay in place.
  9. Put a small piece of tape on the pins on the backside so they do not prick.
  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

Every dad deserved to know he is number one for his kids. Here’s how you can make this handmade Father’s Day card.

Daddy No. 1

What You Will Need

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

How to Make

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

29. Daddy Cool 

This Father’s Day card is apt for the coolest dad and the dad who likes the coolest ice cream. Here’s how you can make one.

Daddy Cool

What You Will Need 

  • Bright green and pink card paper – 1 each
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White card paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Marker
  • Ice cream stick
  • Pencil

How to Make

  1. On the green paper, draw the shape of a stick ice cream with a bite taken out of it.
  2. Cut it along the outline.
  3. Glue the ice cream stick on the lower backside of the ice cream cutout.
  4. Make sure it is slanted, and then glue the whole thing to the white card paper.
  5. Stick the googly eyes onto the ice cream.
  6. Cut out pink circles from the pink paper (for the cheeks) and stick them on the ice cream cutout.
  7. With a marker, draw a mouth.
  8. Write “Happy Father’s Day, Daddy Cool!”.

30. I Ruff You

This cute Father’s Day card idea will surely remind the father of the times when he spent hours teaching your little one how a dog barks.

I Ruff You

What You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Marker
  • Pencil
  • Brown foam

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”.

31. Father’s Day Vest Card

This card is a great idea for fathers who love wearing vests.

Father's Day gift idea

What You Will Need

  • Coloured paper
  • A blank card
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Button
  • Ribbon
  • Crayons
  • Marker pen
  • Scissors

How to Make

  • Using the blank card as a template, trace a rectangle on the brown-coloured paper. Then, arrange the paper such that the length of the rectangle is horizontal. Draw two triangles starting from either side of the rectangle.
  • Take the card and let your child colour it with crayons.
  • Then, using more crayons and a marker pen, write a sweet message for his father.
  • Then, keep the card on top of the brown paper and bring both the triangles over it such that the card is wrapped inside it.
  • Use some glue to stick the triangles at the point they meet. Then, glue a button on it.
  • Take some white-coloured paper and cut a two-inch long, and an inch thick strip. Colour it in the colour of the card. Bring the ends of this strip together at the centre and push them down so that it resembles the collar for a shirt. Stick the ends and glue the collar at the top centre of the card as shown in the image.
  • Then make a bowtie from the ribbon and stick it slightly below the collar (refer to the image given).
  • You may then decorate the brown paper to make an attractive vest.

32. Father’s Day Picture Card

This is a sweet and simple way to wish your father this Father’s Day.

Father's Day card idea

What You Will Need

  • A blank card
  • Crayons
  • Marker pen
  • Glue
  • A picture of you and your father

How to Make

  • Take the blank card and draw a cloud-like figure large enough to have some empty space in the centre. In this space, write, “Happy Father’s Day!”
  • On the outside of this outline, freestyle some more clouds and draw some stars.
  • Colour these in your favourite colours.
  • Then, paste a picture of you and your father, or the entire family in the centre.
  • Inside the card, write a sweet message or a wish for your dad.

It’s always nice to get new things from the stores, but those gifts often lose their charm. These DIY Father’s Day cards are so much more special to daddy because he will be able to see the love and effort you have put into making him something special. So, whether it is for preschool kids, toddlers, or older kids, these Father’s Day card ideas are sure to work their magic!

Also Read:

Father’s Day Gift and Craft Ideas for Children
Father’s Day Poems for Kids
Father’s Day Quotes and Wishes
Father’s Day Games & Activities

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