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Fun Father's Day Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

Updated on June 10, 2014

Father's Day Crafts

Enjoy a variety of Father's Day crafts including a picture frame, time capsule, Best Dad Award, pencil holder and more. Crafts are not only fun to create, they make for wonderful personalized gifts. These are fun for at home or can be great for the classroom.

If you prefer, I also have some craft kits available. These are particularly good for group projects. Father's Day is a great time to celebrate dads and crafts are a creative way to do this.

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Dad Rocks Craft

Dad Rocks Craft
Dad Rocks Craft

Start with a smooth rock. Be sure to clean it off. Now, there are a couple of ways to go about painting it. You can keep it simple and just paint it one color or if you prefer what you see in the picture, pick some colors of washable paints and let kids finger paint with them. Just be sure you keep the color light enough so once the paint dries, you can write Dad Rocks on it.

Fathers can use this as a decoration on a shelf or a handy paperweight. I would not recommend putting it in the garden as it's washable paint, so you wouldn't want it to get wet.

Image by WriterJanis.

Father's Day Award

Best Dad Award
Best Dad Award

To begin, click on the image below to be taken to a printable version of the award. It's free to print out thanks to WPClipart. You can use it as it, but I preferred to add glitter. If you choose to add glitter, I recommend applying the glue with a really thin brush.

Once dry, write your message on the award. Next, use a single hole puncher to punch a hole in the top, then cut some yarn, run it through the hole and tie the ends together. Dad can now be presented with his award on Father's Day which he can proudly wear for the rest of the day.

Award image by Writer Janis.

Father's Day Frame

Father's Day Frame
Father's Day Frame

This is an adorable craft that's quite easy to make. Take four craft sticks and glue them in the shape of a frame. Once the glue has dried, let kids color the frame. After the glue is dry, write your special Father's Day message. Finally, dab some glue and sprinkle glitter over the frame. Wait a bit of time, then shake off the excess glitter.

As far as giving this frame, there are a few ways to go about this. You can give it as is or glue a picture onto the back of it. The other option is to take a picture of Father and child holding the frame, print out the photo and glue it on to the frame.

Frame image by WriterJanis.

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Super Dad Craft

Super Dad Craft
Super Dad Craft

This craft is good for preschool kids. Cut out a sun image using either yellow or orange construction paper. In my case, I happened to use a pre-cut shape. If you have any of these of the sun, you can use one as well.

Print out the Super Dad image below. As with the earlier print out, click on the image to go to the free, printable version from WPClipart. Glue the sun onto the back of a paper plate, then glue the image in the middle of the sun. Lastly, write Super Dad on it. Now Dad will feel like a real superhero to his kids.

Image by WriterJanis.

Super Dad

Time Capsule Craft

Time Capsule
Time Capsule

Here's a gift that can be added to each year. Take an empty shoe box and use wrapping paper to cover it. If this is being done by just one child, have the paper reflect something they really like. In the case of the time capsule you see here, my daughter was really into Bratz at the time. If this is going to be from more than one child, pick a wrapping paper that either depicts Dad or the entire family.

Now it's time to fill it. Suggestions include photographs, drawings, letters to Dad and Father's Day poems. On Father's Day, Dad can open it and discover the treasures inside. However, at the end of the day he will have to give it back so it can be hidden until next Father's Day when each child can add additional items to it. This can become a wonderful holiday tradition.

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Pencil Holder Craft

Father's Day Pencil Holder
Father's Day Pencil Holder

All you need for this craft are 30 craft sticks, paint and glue. Pick one color for your base and then choose what colors you would like to paint the holder. You can do one solid color, alternate between two colors or use a variety of colors as shown here. (The same six colors of paint are used on each side.)

Once the paint is dry, you can start building it. Glue the six sticks together for your base. Next build each side by gluing six sticks together. Be sure to use enough glue to make them sturdy. Once the glue is dry, glue the four walls together to create the holder.

A warning: This can be a bit tricky to do. It's best to have an adult do this part. Now, if you would like to make this sturdier, before you glue the walls together, cut craft sticks the width of each wall and glue one on the back of each wall. (I recommend this.)

The final step is to glue it onto the base. Now, Dad has a colorful new pencil holder. If by chance this is a school project, you may want to spread out making this over time as it takes time between each step for either the paint or glue to dry.

Image by WriterJanis.

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Father's Day Craft Kits

If you prefer to have everything pre-set for you or if you're looking for a group project, you might prefer a craft kit. Here are some geared especially for Father's Day.

Father's Day Foam Photo Magnet Craft Kit (12 Count)Photo Frame/Gift by Fun Express
Father's Day Foam Photo Magnet Craft Kit (12 Count)Photo Frame/Gift by Fun Express

Isn't this cute? This set of 12 is great for a school project, Sunday school, Boy Scouts or family gathering.

 
Father's Day Craft - #1 Dad Tool Chest Ornament Craft Kit-Foam/Gift/School Activity/Scouts
Father's Day Craft - #1 Dad Tool Chest Ornament Craft Kit-Foam/Gift/School Activity/Scouts

The pieces are pre-packaged for individual use. What makes this even nicer is that it comes with a Father's Day greeting.

 
Color Your Own Father's Day Ties One Dozen/Craft Kits/Father's Day/School/Art
Color Your Own Father's Day Ties One Dozen/Craft Kits/Father's Day/School/Art

Kids can use their imagination and color their own Father's Day tie. This comes with 12 ties, so it's great for a group setting.

 

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @asereht1970: He should be able to do it.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @Coffee-Break: I think it's cute.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Great father's day craft ideas, thanks for sharing :)

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      This is good. I'm going to teach my nephew how to do the father's day frame. He's only 7 but I'm sure he'll be able to do it. Thanks for the tip.

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      A cornucopia of great ideas!

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      DuaneJ 3 years ago

      These are fun ideas!

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      Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      These gifts are so cute, I love them all. The best dad award is my favorite.