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13 Father's Day Gifts That Kids Can Make

These Dad-friendly ideas will make Dad's Day a breeze

Published on: May 15, 2017

Dads can be the hardest people to buy for. That's why we rounded up some quick ideas. Consider them as you decide what to get Pop this Father's Day.


Photo credit: The Tortoise and the Hare

Milk mustache

Does your dad love milk mustaches? Give him a permanent one with this cute mug from The Tortoise and the Hare. All you'll need is mug, Sharpie and Pebeo Porcelaine gel and pen (available at most major craft stores). A steady hand, a quick imagination and voilà — you've got a cup fit for a king. 


Photo credit: Bakerella

Super sweets

Cake pops are all the rage and thankfully, Bakerella makes them look downright easy to make with these cool Superman-esque pops!

No doubt Pop (sorry, we couldn't help it) will have a hard time resisting a plateful of bright blue super cakes, and we're sure everyone in the family will enjoy celebrating with these pint-sized treats. Check out Bakerella for the full recipe behind these heroic sweets.


Photo credit: Daffodil Design

Q&A With D-A-D

This idea from Daffodil Design takes a little bit of prep work but is well worth the effort. With your kid(s), brainstorm a personalized questionnaire all about Dad. Fill it out, tidy up the results and print the final product. If you're feeling extra fancy, add a frame for a piece of art that's one-of-a-kind!


Photo credit: 4 Crazy Kings

King of the castle

We love the homemade Father's Day crown featured on 4 Crazy Kings, and we have a feeling Dad will too!

Made from a large piece of cardstock and pictures cut out from magazines, this project is quick, inexpensive and great for small hands.

Simply cut out Dad's favorite images and get to work making a collage crown fit for a king. Bonus: This project offers a great opportunity to clear out clutter and upcycle old magazines.


Photo credit: A Day in My Life

Lend a hand

Expect a high five with this nifty card from A Day in My Life. Super simple for even the littlest of hands, this card gives "handmade" a whole new meaning.


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First Father's Day

Though Jill of Meet the Dubiens made these adorable newborn footprint pictures for decorative keepsakes in each of her kids' rooms, we think they would make an excellent first Father's Day gift for any proud papa!

Jill made these by painting her newborns' feet and plopping them on some cardstock, but this easy, inexpensive and thoughtful gift can be done for all ages. 


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It's a snap!

If Pops loves photographery, consider making him a "Daddy Cam" like this one from Alpha Mom.

A clever way to make a personalized picture frame, this project only needs a painted wooden block, a small lid (such as a water bottle cap), a large lid (think peanut butter) and of course, a fun family photo!

Visit Alpha Mom for the full scoop on creating your own neat camera frame. Overall, a great homemade gift idea for the dads out there always snapping photos.


Photo credit: Let's Explore

Painted coasters

These cork coasters featured on Let's Explore are bright and beautiful!

A perfect homemade gift to include in a goody basket for Dad, this colorful craft project is easy for kids to make and practical for the whole family.

Made with cork coasters or trivets, painter's tape and acrylic paint, these cool coasters don't take long to make. Check out Let's Explore for the full walkthrough, including tips on different patterns and colorful ideas.


Photo credit: That Artist Woman

Dad's new favorite tool

Is the dad in your life a real Mr. Fix-It? Check out That Artist Woman for tips on how to make a crafty card in the shape of a saw!

This creative card only requires a handful of materials, including thick paper such as cardstock, aluminum foil, glue, tempera paint and scissors. That Artist Woman has the full tutorial and a printable template. Overall, a handy addition to Father's Day!


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Tie time

Instead of buying Dad a traditional Father's Day tie, make him one instead! Make and Takes features this neat card idea with a lovely stitched tie on the front.

Download the tie's printable pattern and begin threading with DMC floss. If you're hoping to make this with younger tots, swap out the needle and thread for some kid-friendly glue and yarn — nice and easy!


Photo credit: Crafts By Amanda

Rockin' the gift-giving

We absolutely love this clever idea for a quick and easy Father's Day paperweight featured on Crafts By Amanda.

First, gather up some colorful pebbles. Then create this long-lasting gift with dough made from just three ingredients: salt, flour and water.

Overall, this idea is a great project for younger children and a thoughtful way to tell Dad just how much he rocks. 


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Picture perfect

Though Megan of Plum Pudding made these painted frames for holiday gifts, we think they're great for Father's Day, too.

All you'll need is acrylic and gloss medium paint and a good dose of creativity. Find inexpensive, unfinished frames in various sizes at your local craft store. This is such a neat idea for an affordable, personalized treat!


Photo credit: No Time for Flash Cards

Dad's new gizmo

Does your dad never leave home without one electronic or another? Then check out No Time For Flash Cards' fun idea for making homemade smart phone photo frames.

A neat project for younger kiddos, this cool "phone" is made with foam sheets, tin foil, glue, markers and magnetic strips. Overall, a super easy a idea for those plugged-in papas.


Pop on over to these other great ideas

Need more ideas for your holiday planning? We suggest this article featuring not one, not two but 17 crafts and activities to make sure this year's Father's Day has plenty of family fun in the mix.

Suggestions include flying kites, building forts and racing juice box sailboats. Start planning!

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