12 Father’s Day Craft Ideas
Father’s Day is just around the corner. What do you get your special man on Father’s Day? Nothing comes from the heart more than something you’ve made yourself. That’s why we’ve put together our list of DIY fathers’ day craft ideas. Some may take a bit of time and effort, whilst some can be put together in moments. Whatever you decide to make, we know Dad will be over the moon with his homemade Father’s Day gift.
- Homemade Keyring
Something made by you or the kids will be so much thoughtful than a gift you have just bought. This keyring is a fab father’s day craft idea that is both simple to make, and has an end result that will look brilliant on his keys. If you have letters left over, you can make them for friends and other family members too.
You will need to gather a few supplies:
- Alphabet beads (I found these cute wooden ones at Walmart)
- Split Rings found at the craft store
- Leather Jewelry String, or plastic works too just as long as the bead holes will thread onto them.
- Decorative beads (hearts, colors, etc.) are optional.
- Customised Father’s day photo
With this one, sharing a photo is a brilliant way give your Dad a memory of just how special his family is. However, you could take it one step further and make it bespoke to the occasion like in this photo. Write something on your kid’s feet, or simply create a sign saying something awesome. It will make the perfect photo to keep on his desk or to put on the wall.
- Tie Rack
This one is a sure-fire winner as a father’s day craft idea for the kids as it’s so easy to make. All you need is an old bit of wood that is ideally flat, some nails and a hammer. Hammering nails into a bit of wood is an activity that many kids of a certain age would absolutely love. Use your creative flair to make it look nice, and perhaps paint a father’s day message on the wood before you hang the nails in. Remember not to hammer in the nails too far so the ties will hang appropriately.
- Organise A Special Activity Day, Then Create A DIY Treasure Hunt As The Day Goes By
Ok so technically this isn’t a homemade gift, but we know that activities and experiences with the family rank very high on any Dad’s list of things they like doing. Once booked, the homemade aspect can go into how the gift will be revealed. You could create a treasure hunt around the house, finishing up with the ‘race track’ prize. Or perhaps hide something in his ‘breakfast in bed’ (see later post). Or you could organise a whole day, and after each activity, reveal the next.
- Hot Pepper Olive Oil
For any food orientated Dad out there, this is a nice and aesthetic addition to his cooking tools and is ridiculously simple to make. Simply slice open a number of ornamental chillies (subject to desired spiciness), add them to a sealable bottle, then fill with olive oil. Make sure the chillies sink to the bottom. You could go one step further and create a range of oils. You could try rosemary or garlic or any other ideas you may have.
- Make A Card
Making a card is so much better than giving a real one. Why not use the tried and tested ‘painted feet and hand print’. Easy to do for any ages. Check out this site where they take those images and turn them into awesome designs. We love the monkey “I love hanging with you”.
- Make A Cake
Cake’s aren’t just for birthdays right? Not having a cake on Father’s Day seems like a missed opportunity. Not only that, it’s a chance to get creative with your cake making skills. You can make the cake around whatever your dad is into. Check out this video with a run through of how to do it.
- Breakfast In Bed
Surprise Dad with breakfast in bed complete with all his favourites. Be sure to plan what you’re going to make and how you’re going to make it, and set your alarm so you can be sure he’ll receive it just as he wakes up. You could also include a newspaper or a special homemade Father’s day card.
- Post It Note Surprises
Father’s Day is a day to let Dad know how much he is loved by everyone. An awesome Father’s Day craft idea is to hide post it notes in all the places Dad often visits, each with a thoughtful message to let him know how great he is. Hide one in his wallet and one on the bathroom mirror. How about the car steering wheel, the bread basket or inside a book he’s reading? You could put one in the loo, and on his favourite thing in the fridge. Ideally, he’ll be finding little messages from you all day long. What’s not to love?
- Do Some Chores
Nothing can make your parents happier than helping them around the house. After all, they do all the work keeping you fed and watered. If you can think of anything that you know Dad has wanted to get done for ages, but hasn’t had the time, doing it for him would make him grin from ear to ear. Whether it’s to tidy the shed, or sort all the things in the loft. Perhaps it’s weeding the garden or cleaning the car? I’m sure if you ask Mum, you’ll discover a whole host of things he might need help with.
- Make A Song
If your family are the musical sort, then what could be better than to put on a show. Your kids will love choosing their favourite, then practising it in the weeks leading up to Dad’s special day. Here’s a list of songs all about Dad for you to choose from.
- Cook A Meal
Some of the happiest memories in a family are when everyone is sitting around a table eating delicious food. Nothing is more joyful than getting everyone together. By preparing a meal, you can make Father’s Day super special. Go all out. Get a cookbook out and create something you’ve never made before. Decorate the table with candles, fairy lights, flowers or anything Dad related. Make little treats for afterwards. Light candles or get some fairy lights. Invite some surprise guests. It doesn’t take a lot to make an occasion feel special. And we know that this is a surprise that any Dad would love.
We hope you enjoyed our list of Father’s Day craft ideas, as well as some homemade surprises to make his day extra special.
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