Father’s Day is coming up and with everything in short supply, at the moment, why not make something for Dad, Grandad, Step-Dad or father figure in your life? Not only does it mean more but it’s also a fun activity for the kids and some of these you can treasure forever! Without further delay, here are my favourite Father’s Day crafts for kids!
Following in your footsteps craft
This piece is great because you can turn this into a card, framed artwork or even do this on a canvas! Not only is it super cute but it’s a life long memento. You are encapsulating your little ones’ feet (not forgetting the super cute toes) in a piece of artwork that will last a lifetime. In years to come you can look back on it and reminisce about the times they were small.
All you need to do is (carefully) paint the bottom of “Dad’s” shoe with kid paint (I used a sponge to minimise the mess on the sole) then carefully press it onto your card or canvas.
Wipe the paint off of the sole of the shoe with a damp cloth. Then, using a different colour of kid-friendly paint, paint the bottom of your child’s foot and make a print in the middle of “Dad’s” shoe print.
You can write anything you like around it but I thought ‘Following in your footsteps’ fitted nicely here.
And there you go! A perfect gift, or card, for Father’s Day.
Father’s Shirt Card
This is probably for the older kids but I love how versatile this can be. For younger children, you could use white paper and make the shirt in advance for them to colour in and design their own shirt for Dad.
- Coloured card
- Shirt buttons/stickers/pens
- Fold a piece of, either A4 or A5, card in half.
- Cut 1/3 of the way into the card near the top ensuring you cut through both layers. Do the same on the other side.
- Open your card and cut down the spine to meet your first cut.
- On the back page of your card, join the cuts you made so you remove a strip from the top.
- On the front page of your card, fold over the top pieces until the top corners meet in the middle and form your collar. Secure with glue.
- Cut out a tie/bow tie from different coloured card. Decorate and glue into place.
- Draw buttons on the shirt or use stickers. If you are making a larger card, you could even design it so the tie lifts up to reveal a special message!
You could use real buttons you have laying around and just glue them on, or even stickers! I have even seen people colouring bow pasta (raw) and gluing them on to look like a bow tie! GENIUS!
‘Dad’ Finger Paint Card
Again, I know I put ‘card’ in the heading but you could easily frame this or do this activity on a canvas.
Simply cut out your letters in card and using tape folded over on itself (so it’s sticky on both sides) attach it to the card.
Then your child can paint all over the card. Little ones can use their hands and feet and older ones might like to paint a pattern over the top.
Once your artist is finished, carefully peal off the card letters and set aside to dry.
Baked Treats for Father’s Day
Who doesn’t love yummy treats? Especially Dads! Brownies, cupcakes, cookies, the list is endless but here are a few ideas for you:
Star Wars Day: Wookie Cookies if Dad is a bit of a Star Wars fan,
My Vanilla Cupcake Recipe to put your own design on
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins maybe for breakfast? Why not?
Another idea for Father’s Day breakfast: Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes!
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This LOVE canvas was made with my toddler. You can find out how I made it here: Super Easy Valentine Crafts To Do With Your Kids
For more toddler and kid craft inspiration, follow me on Pinterest! I am always pinning new activity/craft ideas. Look out for my “Kid Activities” and “Toddler Activities” boards https://www.pinterest.co.uk/ramblingsoflottie/ .