Sometimes, a store-bought gift just doesn’t send the perfect message for Father’s Day. Instead of buying something from the store, crafty moms and kids can make their own Father’s Day gifts right at home. Dad will love getting a unique gift that was made with love by his family.
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Mini Mint Tin Toolboxes
Turn the classic Altoids tin into an adorable mini toolbox that’s perfect for Father’s Day. The tin is the ideal size for holding small items such as coins, gum, nuts and bolts, and other on-the-go supplies.
Dress up a boring porcelain mug with a cheeky mustache that brings some character to his morning. All you needs is a plain mug, a sharpie, a mustache stencil (if you don’t trust your own drawing skills), and a porcelain paint pen, which you can find at most craft stores.
Father’s Day Picnic
Leave the fancy dining for another day, and instead enjoy a casual picnic on Father’s Day. Pack a picnic kit with all the essentials, plus a few embellishments you and the kids create.Head out to Dad’s favorite outdoor spot (or the backyard) for a fun and stress-free meal.
I Love You This Much Card
Show Dad how much he’s loved with this cute craft that’s easy for kids of any age to create. All you need is some paper, scissors, glue, and a marker or some print-outs for the lettering.
Jumbo Tape Dispenser
Dad has several varieties of tape in his workshop, and chances are he can never find the one he needs when he needs it. Create a jumbo tape dispenser that helps him keep all his tape organized and ready.
Luggage Handle Cover
Traveling dads know what a hassle it is to locate his luggage among a sea of other suitcases at the airport. Make a handsome luggage handle cover to embellish his suitcase and make it easy to spot when he’s waiting at Baggage Claim.
Gather an armful of Dad’s favorite goodies and have the kids help organize a Father’s Day goodie basket.
Father’s Day Candy Gram
Write a fun message that’s peppered with candy puns, and use it to make a candy gram for Dad to enjoy on Father’s Day.
Homemade Fishing Rod & Reel
Every dad loves a good fishing trip with the family. Help him cherish the memories by creating a homemade fishing rod and reel. You can make up fun fishing games to play on Father’s Day, and Dad can display his gift in the home or office all year long.
Sketch A Shirt
With a little help from Mom, kids can create a totally unique shirt for Dad to wear. Encourage kids to get creative with their drawings, or have them write the classic Father’s Day messages such as “World’s Best Dad.”
Bow Tie Wrap
Add a quirky finishing touch to your Father’s Day gifts by sticking a bowtie to the wrapped present. It’s an easy addition that makes a huge difference.
Soda Can Coasters
This is a great gift idea for kids who are older; younger kids can watch Mom while she works. Use the empty cans from Dad’s favorite soda or beer to create a set of soda can coasters.
Pops For Pop
Satisfy a sweet tooth with something besides the usual candies and cupcakes. These Father’s Day cake pops are too cute-and delicious-to pass up!
Father’s Day Questionnaire
Create a questionnaire that’s all about Daddy, and have the kids each fill it out. This is a gift that works best for younger kids, as their answers could prove to be both sweet and silly. Frame the finished questionnaire for Dad to display and enjoy.
Dad is the designated bug guy in the house, so help make his job easier by making a bug trapper. This is a great project that can be completed over the weekend.
Bow Ties Card
Gather some decorative paper and make a charming bow tie Father’s Day card. Keep it simple, or get creative when decorating your card.
Daddy Cut Out Father’s Day Card
Mom can help kids with this colorful “Daddy” cut out Father’s Day Card. Encourage kids to get creative with their art renditions, which will show through the letter cutouts.
Father’s Day Crown
Mom is always the queen of the house, but Dad can be king for a day with a handmade Father’s Day crown. It’s a fun and easy project for kids of all ages to help create.
If Dad is the designated grill master or king of the kitchen, make sure he looks the part with a handsome homemade adjustable apron.
Retro Father’s Day Labels
Turn Dad,s favorite foods into personalized gifts for Father’s Day. Create your very own retro food labels (or use the pre-designed printables) and stick them over the boring store labels.
Hand Print Art
Paint your kids’ hands with craft paint, and have them go to town creating hand print art for Dad.
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Embroidered Linen Tie
Ties are always a great gift for Father’s Day. This year, you can go with the classic gift, but a little bit of crafting makes it stand out from all the rest. Embroider his first or last initial on any store-bought tie, and you’ll give it a whole new look he’ll love.
Daddy’s Car Wash Kit
Kids love helping Dad wash the car, so create a car wash kit that keeps all his car-washing supplies in one convenient spot. Next time the car needs washing, Dad and the kids will be able to get right to it.
Father’s Day Paper Coffee Cup
This fun and simple paper coffee cup craft is a perfect gift idea for young kids. Fill it with a handful of lightweight treats or candies for Dad to enjoy on his special day.
Father’s Day Coupons
Coupons are always a fun gift idea. You and the kids can create a coupon booklet filled with great “deals” for Dad: 100% off a car washfrom the kids, free breakfast in bed from Mom, etc.
King Of Duct Tape Treat Crowns
Duct tape is the ultimate tool for the ultimate dad. Create a shiny silver duct tape crown to dress up a batch of Father’s Day cupcakes, a can of soda, a bowl of snacks, or whatever else you and the kids can think of!
Dad’s Token Tin
Tokens are a cute idea for Father’s Day, and the kids will have tons of fun coming up with great ideas for actions and favors to add to the tokens. Decorate a tin to put the tokens in, and Dad will be so excited to start cashing them in.
Father’s Day Candy Jar
Turn a simple glass jar into a creative gift for dad. Use decorative paper to make a tie pattern and to decorate the top of the jar. Fill the jar with Dad’s favorite snacks and treats, and present it to him for a happy Father’s Day.
#1 Dad Card
Show Dad who his number one fans are with a clever Father’s Day card inspired by the “#1” sports fan foam hand.
Father’s Day Lawn Mower Card
Landscaping is usually Dad’s job, so a funny lawn mower card is a cute gift idea for the kids to create. Use a printable template, and then have the kids put it together to add their personal touch.
Keep a trio of cleaned tin cans and turn them into a “Dad” desk organizer. Use paint or decorative paper to color the outside of the cans, and let the kids use their imagination to decorate the tins.
For the Dad with a sweet tooth, you can make a batch of themed cupcakes. Decorate them using his favorite sport as inspiration.
Father’s Day Manly Gift Basket
A Father’s Day gift basket is something kids will have a lot of fun helping with. Treats and snacks are always a good option, and you can also pick out some men’s accessories, household items, and toiletriesto make it a manlier gift basket for Dad.
Dad Cutout Frame
A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, “Dad” is the word. Mom can help kids make a “Dad” cutout picture frame that he can proudly display at home or in the office.
Tin Can Treats
Use decorative paper and twine or ribbons to turn a tin can into a Father’s Day treat. By using a can opener to remove the bottom of a pop-top tin can, you can empty the can, fill it with treats, and replace the bottom so the pop-top lid is intact.
World’s Greatest Dad Medal
You need only a handful of household craft items to make the world’s greatest gift for the world’s greatest dad. He’ll feel like the world’s luckiest dad as he wears his homemade wear his homemade medal withpride.
Dad’s First Father’s Day Newborn Footprints
For new fathers, a newborn’s tiny hands and feet are just about the most precious things in the world. Create a lasting memory and a wonderful Father’s Day present: use craft paint to make Baby’s footprints, and frame the prints for Dad.
Use acrylic paints to decorate cork coasters or trivets. Painted coasters make a loving gift that Dad will enjoy using at home or at the office.
Dad’s Favorite Tool Card
Dads love their power tools, so have the kids make up a card in the shape of his favorite tool to tell him how much he means to them.
Father’s Day Care Pack
Put together a dad-approved care package with everything you need in order to have a family adventure on Father’s Day.
All kids need a great memory of learning to fly a kite with their dad. Give Dad and the kids the opportunity to share in the memories by crafting a homemade kite to enjoy on Father’s Day.
Recycle old tin cans, bottle caps, and other household items to create a charming tin can robot. Use magnets to attach the robot’s features, so Dad and kids can play around with the robot’s look.
The best gifts don’t always come from the store. Creating a homemade gift can be a fun bonding experience for Mom and the kids, and the finished product will be a completely unique gift that Dad will love and cherish for years to come.
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