12 Father’s Day Crafts You Can Make in One Day
There are all kinds of dads. Some are crack-ups, others are bookworms, and some want nothing more than to watch the game with their kiddos on the sofa. But no matter what kind of dad yours (or your kid’s) is, he’ll definitely appreciate getting a hand-made Father’s Day crafts for his special day.
It starts with the presentation
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No matter what you put inside, the way your Father’s Day craft is wrapped sets the stage. Build the anticipation with this easy-to-make Shirt Tie Gift Box craft from PaperCrave. Easy to individualize, the box can be made out of any card stock pattern or colors. You can also match the box to whatever special gem is nestling inside. You’ll need a printer for this one. No time for this one? Try these 11 hacks for wrapping a gift without wrapping paper.
For the mountain man in your life
This adventure-themed Father’s Day craft turns your child’s footprint into a snow-capped mountain. Stacy, a military spouse and blogger at The Crazy Outdoor Mama, was inspired to create this good-for-any-age craft by the magnificent mountains of Grand Teton National Park. It’s easy to do, and only requires paper, paint, and a brush—not bad for a craft, destined to become a forever keepsake. Here are 58 Father’s Day gift ideas every dad would love to have.
Don’t forget the card—part one
If you’re lovingly fashioning a DIY Father’s Day craft, you’ve got to enhance it with just the right home-made card. The Totally Promotional staff came up with a winner for their Totally Inspired blog (#6 down the page). It’s an easy breezy take on the shirt-and-tie theme that dads always love. This one takes about five minutes to make, and requires scissors, scotch tape, card stock, and a pencil. Need inspiration for what to write in his card? Here are 50 poignantly funny dad quotes for Father’s Day you don’t want to miss.
Don’t forget the card—part two
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If dad is the wise old owl in your child’s life, he’ll love this Guess Whooo Loves You Father’s Day craft, from Rachel Nipper’s I Heart Crafty Things blog. It’s owlishly adorable and sure to provide dad with a hoot or two. Dad can use it as a wall hanging after the big reveal. If you love puns, you’ll also love these 31 groan-worthy dad jokes.
This Father’s Day craft will have you hooked!
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Once the fishy-themed goodies you’ve included have been gobbled up, Printly’s DIY Father’s Day Hugs and Fishes Gift is perfect to use as a tackle box. You’ll need a photo printer and heavy-weight photo paper for this, plus a tackle box and all the fish-shaped candy you can find. Speaking of sweets, 20 dads share the sweetest, most heart-warming gifts they’ve ever received.
Need s’more Father’s Day gift ideas? Check this one out
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Another great Father’s Day craft from Printly is their Father’s Day S’mores Treats and Printable. The whole family will enjoy eating this one as well as making it. This two-part craft includes making the labels and baking the s’mores. Can you say yum? Dad sure will. Don’t miss these ooey-gooey s’mores inspired recipes.
Dads like plants, too
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This Father’s Day, why not make DIY plants that will last? Jennifer Refat’s blog, Craftic, features gorgeous, paper succulents that will appeal to every dad’s softer side. Her paper succulents need a glue gun (and adult supervision) to make. Choose any color, or patterned card stock, and get ready to melt dad’s heart.
Dot, dot, dash
If you’re sending out an S.O.S. for a functional Father’s Day craft, Susan, a military mom who has organized a double-digit number of homes, has got your back. Her easy, Sharpie Dot Mug is a Father’s Day dream-craft-come-true. You and your kids will need some supplies for this one, including a plain white ceramic mug and glass paint or Sharpie oil-based paint markers. You’ll also need to bake the mug in a 375-degree oven which has not been preheated.
Because he lights up your life
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A personalized photo candle holder makes a sentimental Father’s Day craft and a wonderful way to memorialize your favorite family photos, too. You’ll need a printer, watered-down glue, and a glass, safety-candle holder. Making this craft also provides a great teaching moment for instructing your kids about candle safety. Nab instructions for this awesome craft from Red Ted Art. Find out the best Father’s Day gifts these dads ever received.
A great craft for weekend warrior moms and crafty (older) kiddos
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If your favorite kind of DIY craft includes a handsaw and drill, Lowe’s has got a great Father’s Day project for you. (Older kids can participate in making, but still need to be closely supervised by an adult.) The Tunnel of Fun Water Sprinkler is a craft that kids—and dads who are basically big kids—will love to use once it’s completed. For this craft, you’ll need 40 PVC pipes and a good amount of DIY know-how. Don’t miss the stories of 31 times dads were the funniest people on the planet.
For the coziest dad ever
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Make dad’s day the coziest one ever, with a DIY No-Sew Body Pillow from the blog, Satsuma. You’ll have to steal dad’s old flannels, plus get your hands on a bolster pillow and sewing machine. Experienced sewers will be able to whip this craft up in about ten minutes, but your child may require more time–plus adult supervision.
Serve dad breakfast in bed–on his very own, personalized plate
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From toast to tortillas, whatever you serve dad on Father’s Day will taste ten times better if it’s on a personalized plate, you made yourself. The You Are Special Today Plate, from Satsuma, requires a ceramic plate, some Sharpies, an oven, and imagination. Choose from among Satsuma’s suggested sentiments or come up with a special message all your own. Want to give your dad the gift of time together? These are 17 fun Father’s Day activities that will make life-long memories.