Father’s Day gifts don’t have to come from an expensive store. Simple Father’s Day crafts for kids to make are a perfect way for showing Dad how important he is to them. Father’s Day is a great reason to get creative. While the shops try to promote the same boring gifts such as ties and golf balls, a hand-made gift from a child means so much more and is not easily forgotten. It is also more enjoyable for children to get creatively involved in Dad’s present. You will find below some fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas!
1. Father’s Day Gifts Ideas From the Heart
What are Dad’s hobbies and passions? Does he play sports or computer or video games? Does he listen to music, make model cars, or enjoy gourmet food? His interests can help when deciding what to create for him.
For the gourmet dad, home-made and hand-decorated Father’s Day cakes and cupcakes are simple enough for older children to make, are effective, inexpensive and quick. The musical dad would appreciate a mixed selection of his favourite tunes compiled on a playlist by a technically-minded child, while a gift certificate to purchase his favourite video game or sports team gear serves for a gaming and sports dad.
2. Crafts for Kids
Even the youngest child can create something for Dad. A baby’s footprints and handprints or a toddler’s finger-painting masterpiece can be framed and dated. A child’s thoughts and feelings about Dad can be recorded or written down.
For older kids, a handmade pencil holder is always useful and is simple to make with recycled materials. A clean tin can, some glue, strips of newspaper or magazine pictures, and some glitter can be turned into something special for Dad. Kids can also make a Rocks Salt Dough Paperweight to give to Dad on his special day!
3. Meaningful Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Gifts don’t have to be tangible. Doing special things for dad are just as meaningful. Surprise Dad by washing his car or with breakfast in bed. Plan a picnic, cut the grass, or make a computer slideshow of funny pictures. Magic tricks, puppet shows, or musical performances from theatrically talented kids are always entertaining for the whole family. Tickets to the “show” can be slipped into a hand-made Father’s Day card.
Grandfathers should be remembered too. Photographs of the grandchildren can be pasted onto strips of card to make bookmarks, or glued onto blocks of sanded wood to make interesting paper-weights.
You can also print out this Father’s Day Printable Certificates for Dad, Grandpa or Uncle!
4. Other Useful Resources to Make Crafts
Hundreds of Father’s Day craft ideas can be found online. For example, the Art Attack website is especially created for children and is loaded with colourful ideas and clear instructions. Local libraries are also a great resource for finding arts and crafts books and magazines. Art museums are also useful places for creative ideas.
Happy Father’s Day
Hoping you enjoyed our selection of Fathers Day gift ideas! Celebrating fathers and their important role in the family can be made even more special with the thought, effort, and love that go into their gifts. Nothing says “I love you” like a handmade gift, and children will find added joy by giving something they made themselves. Don’t forget to make a card!