17 GREAT Father’s Day Gifts for Kids to Make

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Time for some great Father’s Day Crafts for Kids. Get the kids to make their own Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and fathers are notoriously difficult to buy, let alone make for.. let alone make for with the KIDS! Check out these great ideas for dad. Which to make first!

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These Father’s Day Crafts for Kids were first shared in June 2014 and have been updated and republished for your convenience!

I do believe that a lovely homemade card and breakfast in bed is often quite enough for Father’s Day or Mother’s Day.. but a small gift never goes amiss either, right? Or make these Father’s Day Gifts for Dad’s Birthday or for Dad at Christmas.. afterall, gifts don’t get any easier throughout the year!

Here are some of my favourite Father’s Day ideas for kids, that I  found around the web – the gifts remain “traditional” – from key chains, to photo gifts, but I do hope that these father’s day gifts are a little different and quirky and that you and the children are inspired to have ago.

And don’t forget, with very young children a hand or footprint is always a wonderful keepsake gift, as is a hand drawn card with the first “Dad” scribbles in them. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be special!

Father’s Day Gifts for Kids to make!


Oh man, never mind Father’s Day.. I think I WANT this Lego Keyring Hook in my house. Clever and oh so cute!

Fun Desk Organiser DIY for kids to make - Father's Day or Back to School

These DIY Desk Organisers and Charging Station makes a great Father’s Day Gift or Back to School Craft for kids to make.

Easy DIY Drath Vader Bookmark - a perfect little gift for Father's Day!

Make these super simple Darth Vader Bookcorners for the Dad that loves Star Wars!

Easy Origami Shirts with Superman Logos (learn to draw these!). This origami shirt is super easy to make and looks great!

Father’s Day POP UP Card – 2 free designs to choose from. We do love a pop up… they are so fun and easy and these two designs look great. Best dad would also be a great card to give to him on his Birthday! Or check out this easy POP UP Trophy!

Another fabulous Father’s Day Card for Star Wars fans.. make your own Yoda Best Dad Pop Up – learn how to make them from scratch or use our free printable.

Father’s Day Paper Weaving Bookmarks. Four fab designs to choose from. All free! Surely you can never have too many bookmarks, right?!

3 sheets of coloring bookmarks for dad

Another quick gift idea are these printable coloring page bookmarks – double sided for extra fun. Aren’t they cute?!

Father’s Day Medals with hidden message and photos. Photo gifts for Dad really are the best! At these medals are something lovely for younger kids to make and give to dad!

Puzzle Pieces Father's Day Card - I Love you to pieces

Or how about making dad some of these cute DIY Puzzle Cards? Dad, I Love you to Pieces! So cute!

Newspaper Art for Father’s Day. Make these personalised cactus with the handy Father’s Day templates! Such a fun Art Project for Father’s Day and adore the upcycled element!

Have a go at this fabulous Dress Up Ted Card!! Personalise to your heart’s content and complete with free printable!

Or learn how to make these easy Father’s Day Books. So sweet!

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Fill these “One in a Minion” gift boxes with treats for dad! Fill them with hershey’s kisses or other wrapped treats especially for Dad on Father’s Day!

Make dad a fabulous “Jar Lid” Medal! Love the bright and cheerful colours of this air drying clay.

DIY Pop Art Project - painting

More Art Projects for Dad. These are some super cool Father’s Day Pop Art – an EASY technique all kids can do! We then turned our artwork into a printed canvas and “Dad’s Mug”.

HAndy Warhol for kids

More Pop Art Fun, with these Andy Warhol inspired Handprint Pop Art Pictures!

Rock art really rocks. And rock painting continues to be super popular. Love these Father’s Day Dad Rock’s Art (with printables and easy to follow step by step instructions!)

headphone holder

A super smart gift for Dad, are these Headphone Holder. Can yo believe that they are no sew too! Love this, so would The Englishman! What a great Father’s Day Gift to make!


Another gift for preschoolers to make, have a go at Crayon Rock Paper Weights. They look great and this gift for dad is super fun to make too!)

Originally made as a Valentine’s Day Gift, these DIY Photo Candle Holder would also make a great Father’s Day Gift for kids to make, don’t you think? I love anything homemade photo gift for dad!


Daddy & Me Coffee Mug Teehee, you can never have too many mugs. Especially if it includes adorable fingerprints! [Update: This was originally by Spoonful, but the article is sadly no longer available. Sorry!]

Similarly we love this Sharpie Resist Mug – or another great Dad Gift design with this clever resist technique for preschoolers!


Shrinky Dink Father’s Day Pin (use on tie, keyrings or lapel)! Finally, how clever are these little pins? Make your own with this clever technique!

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More key ring ideas for dad, with this simple but stylish Best Dad Key Ring


And yes.. there are even more great Keychain ideas – have a go at this keepsake Thumbprint Key Fob

Similarly.. like that leaf bowl? You can make your own!

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Photo Bottle Top Key Ring a simple and fun craft for young kids to help make and those phoros are just so sweet!

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Custome Key Rings – Get the Kids designing more more and more Key chains!

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Superhero Bookmarks  Get the kids to design their own wacky Characters!

Fabulous Father’s Day Card!

We also love this Finger Painted Father’s Day Card!!! [Update: This card was originally by Claires Little Tots, but the website is no longer available. To make this project, you will need to put “Dad” on a piece of paper using masking tape. Then let the children fingerprint over it. Then carefully remove the tape!]

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Twig Photo Frame – we think ANY photoframe decorated by kids make a lovely Father’s Day gift..  Make sure you add a special photo!

More fun with photo frames, whilst making these easy cardboard photo collage frames. Preschoolers will love getting crafty with all the different textures and colours, making a wonderful photo frame for dad!

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One of our favourite photos for dad of all times We Love You Daddy . Isn’t it gorgeous? Though I do wonder how long this photo shoot took! Ha.

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DIY Photo Blocks for his desk


Button Cufflinks

scrabble cufflinks

Scrabble Cufflinks (or Lego Cufflinks! Love these) Make Dad’s Initials.

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Child Made Cork Bottle Stoppers


Last But Not Least… a Dad Coupon Book (always a winner!)


Great Mod Podge Craft for Kids

Here is a popular “for Him” post from a couple of years ago:

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