Mothers just had their day in the sun (or at the spa, what have you), which means that it’s time for fathers to be showered with affection and appreciation. Yep, Father’s Day is fast approaching…and when it comes to finding the perfect gift, your kid’s allowance isn’t going to cut it. Fortunately it’s the thought that counts and homemade is where the heart is. Without further ado, here’s a roundup of Father’s Day crafts for kids that includes simple cut-and-paste projects for toddlers that actually turn out looking good, slightly more ambitious undertakings for tweens (think: homemade trophy) and even sentimental art projects that dads and kids can do together. Read on and then gather your brood to make something meaningful.
The 45 Best Father’s Day Crafts for Kids
Letter beads, puzzle pieces and some glue are the only materials needed for kids to turn a plain wooden frame into a memorable Father’s Day gift. (Pro tip: Feel free to snag some of the materials from your kid’s existing collection of incomplete puzzles.)
Wallpaper is the surprising and very cool medium used to create this visually appealing and easy to accomplish work of art—but we think strips of fabric, colorful cardstock or any number of other materials could work if you don’t have any wallpaper lying around.
Kids of all ages can add some flair to the resident handyman’s tools with nothing more than a selection of paints—though we probably don’t need to tell you that the older the child, the prettier the finished product. (So you might consider getting dad in on the craft.)
This craft is better-suited to slightly older kids, since the process requires quite a bit of precision and some equipment that’s best kept away from little kids (think: X-Acto knife and hot glue gun). Still, with a little help from a grown-up, these colorful and eye-catching ribbons will look good enough to eat.