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25 Easy-as-Pie Father's Day Crafts the Kids Can Make for Dad

Your kids will love making these DIY goodies.

mother and two children craft making at kitchen table
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Sure, dads like unwrapping the usual presents on Father's Day. There's nothing wrong with ties, cologne, or gift cards, even if he says he wants nothing. But this year, in between his favorite hearty Father's Day breakfast and fun Father's Day activities, why not give him something he'll cherish forever? Nothing says love like a homemade present from you and the kids, because it shows him his family cared enough to used their creativity, time, and DIY skills to make a keepsake just for him. Of course, it's important that the whole clan joins in on the project, so we've put together a list of the best Father's Day crafts that are so easy even toddlers can lend a hand.

From picture frames to puppets, piñatas to pen holders, these are surprisingly simple-to-make Father's Day gifts that are as fun for kids to craft as they are for dads to receive. There are ideas for homemade best golf gifts if that's his favorite hobby, as well as papas who flip for baseball and birdwatching, too. We're sure you'll find the perfect one for the special dad in your life, because these are all Father's Day crafts that come straight from the heart.

mason jar with building blocks labeled with activities
The Seasoned Mom
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Building Memories with Dad

Just about all you and the kids need for this clever project are building blocks and an imagination filled with fun things to do with Dad.

Get the tutorial at The Seasoned Mom.

SHOP BUILDING BLOCKS

baseball with child's hand print on it inside baseball glove
Sunny Day Family
2 of 25
Handprint Baseball

Sure to bring a tear to his eye, this adorable craft will forever remind Dad of the precious times he spent playing catch with the kids.

Get the tutorial at Sunny Day Family.

SHOP BASEBALLS

candy filled clay pot with child's drawing of family on it
Made to be a Momma
3 of 25
Kids Art Candy Pot

Your little Michelangelos will get a kick out of making art for Dad on a clay pot, which is an even sweeter gift when you fill it with his favorite candy.

Get the tutorial at Made to be a Momma.

SHOP CLAY POTS

pencil cup decorated with fabric shirt and tie
Chica Circle
4 of 25
Homemade Pencil Cup

What dad wouldn't be pleased as punch to sit this beautifully attired pencil cup on his desk? To get the look right, use a fabric scrap that has the look of a men's dress shirt, and finish it off with white felt for the collar.

Get the tutorial at Chica Circle.

SHOP WHITE FELT

white mug with thumbprint figures and daddy and me written on it
Crafts by Amanda
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Fingerprint Daddy and Me Mug

Your kids' fingerprints are used to make the figures on this mug, which will melt the hearts of every coffee-drinking daddy around.

Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.

SHOP WHITE COFFEE MUGS

small, smooth hand painted stones with various pictures on them
Our Wabi Sabi Life
6 of 25
My Dad "Rocks"

Simple, inexpensive, and loads of fun to create, these rocks can be decorated with portraits of Dad, words that describe him, pictures of the things he loves, or anything else the kids dream up.

Get the tutorial at Our Wabi Sabi Life.

SHOP PAINT MARKERS

homemade father's day cards with colorful kids' handprints
A Little Pinch of Perfect
7 of 25
Handprint Craft

Whether the kids want to turn this cool craft into a card or art to frame and hang - or both! - Dad will high five this thoughtful gift. It comes with a free template to make it even easier to create.

Get the tutorial at A Little Pinch of Perfect.

SHOP CRAFT PAINT

three homemade father's day frames with pictures of fathers and children inside
I Heart Crafty Things
8 of 25
Photo Frame Craft

Frames filled with photos are one of the most popular Father's Day gifts around, but they take on even more meaning when they're handmade by the littles.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things.

SHOP GLUE STICKS

paper lunch bags with googly eyes, shirts and ties
Our Kid Things
9 of 25
Paper Bag Dad Puppets

Brown paper lunch bags form the basis for these puppets inspired by Dad, which are even more lovable thanks to googly eyes.

Get the tutorial at Our Kid Things.

SHOP PAPER LUNCH BAGS

award ribbons for best dad ever, 1 dad and world's greatest dad
Chica and Jo
10 of 25
Dad Award Ribbons

Printables make these cute award ribbons for the best Dad you know easy-peasy to create. There's even a blank badge so the kids can write in their own award.

Get the tutorial at Chica and Jo.

SHOP HOT GLUE GUNS

four colorful origami paper shirts and ties
The Dating Divas
11 of 25
Origami Shirt and Tie

Forget the glue and ribbon—all it takes to make this fun keepsake card for Dad is two sheets of paper and a little patience!

Get the tutorial at The Dating Divas.

SHOP PAPER

hand holding two back scratchers, one with stick figure dad on it
Delia Creates
12 of 25
Back Scratcher

Here's a new take on an old favorite for Father's Day—the kids draw a design in pencil on a wooden back scratcher, and then you use a wood burning tool to make them indelible.

Get the tutorial at Delia Creates.

SHOP WOOD BURNING PEN SETS

keepsake box made out of popsicle sticks with my dad rocks on lid
Life with Darcy and Brian
13 of 25
Keepsake Box

Guaranteed to put a grin on Dad's face, this box made out of craft sticks will give him somewhere to stash other keepsakes.

Get the tutorial at Life with Darcy and Brian.

SHOP CRAFT STICKS

three colorful salt dough kids' handprints hanging on a fence
Create Craft Love
14 of 25
Salt Dough Handprints

Whip up the dough from salt, flour, and water, and then let the kids' creativity run wild creating this classic craft for Daddy.

Get the tutorial at Create Craft Love.

SHOP SALT

round clear magnets with colored thumbprint hearts
Rhythms of Play
15 of 25
Glass Thumbprint Heart Magnets

Kids' thumbprints form the "heart" of these magnets, which are surprisingly simple to make with pre-bought glass gems.

Get the tutorial at Rhythms of Play.

SHOP CLEAR GLASS GEMS

blue striped pinata tie with candy and confetti spilling out of it
Crafts Unleashed
16 of 25
Mini Necktie Piñata

You and the kids can make this piñata from a template in about an hour, and then fill it with candy, notes, coins, and other great little gifts for Dad.

Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed.

SHOP HOLE PUNCHES

gray journal with "dad" spelled out on the cover in blue
Sew Woodsy
17 of 25
DIY Father's Day Journal

Making the journal is just half the fun for the kids. Afterward, they can add pictures, notes, and even handprints memorializing this Father's Day and every one to come!

Get the tutorial at Sew Woodsy.

SHOP CRICUTS

square pen holder with faux grass, pens and golf ball
Organize and Decorate Everything
18 of 25
Faux Grass Pen Holder

The kids will score a hole-in-one with their duffer Dad on Father's Day thanks to this effortless DIY craft even the youngest kids can take a swing at.

Get the tutorial at Organize and Decorate Everything.

SHOP FAUX GRASS

yellow tie with polka dots made out of a paper plate
About a Mom
19 of 25
Paper Plate Tie

Give Dad a Father's Day tie he'll adore with this fun paper plate craft, which preschoolers can complete in less than 30 minutes.

Get the tutorial at About A Mom.

SHOP PAPER PLATES

paper pirate faces made from kids' handprints
Simple Everyday Mom
20 of 25
Handprint Pirate

Whether Dad has sailed the high seas or not, he'll love these handprint pirates you and the little mateys make with card stock.

Get the tutorial at Simple Everyday Mom.

SHOP CARDSTOCK

homemade book with the best dad ever typed on cover
The Dating Divas
21 of 25
Father's Day Book

A free template makes this heartfelt book a snap for even toddlers to make—just be sure to have three printed pictures of the kids and their dad ready to use.

Get the tutorial at The Dating Divas.

SHOP PAPER CUTTERS

golf ball and tees with ends painted blue, green or orange
Design Improvised
22 of 25
Paint-Dipped Golf Tees

Even the youngest members of the family can help make this cool craft for Dad's Day, an inventive spin on the long-popular paint-dipping trend.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

SHOP GOLF TEES

brown leather key fobs with gold lettering reading dad or andy
Crafts Unleashed
23 of 25
Personalized Leather Key Fob

You can use leather scraps from previous projects, or an old belt or purse, to help the kids create these cool fobs personalized for their pop.

Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed.

SHOP GROMMETS

two pictures of men drawn from children's handprints
Fun Handprint Art
24 of 25
Canvas "Little Man" Handprint Art

Whether the kids want to represent themselves with their handprint man, or their dad, this craft takes cute to a whole other level.

Get the tutorial at Fun Handprint Art.

SHOP SCISSORS

hand holding small birdhouse decorated with seeds
Kid Friendly Things to Do
25 of 25
Seed-Decorated Birdhouse

This wonderful project comes with a homemade, bird-safe recipe the kids can use to adhere seed and fruit to plain bird houses. Birdwatching dads will be as happy as their feathered friends see the end result hanging in the yard!

Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things to Do.

SHOP BIRD SEED

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