5 DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Make as a Family

Hands-on kid-friendly projects.


Family, Parenting, DIY
Homemade Father's Day card.

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Father’s Day is coming soon. Surprise the special man in your life with a homemade and meaningful gift that he will treasure. Whether he is a sports enthusiast, art aficionado, or a foodie, there are many family-friendly gifts that are personalized and easy to make. Show your partner or dad how much you appreciate everything he does.

Handmade Book

Your child can make a keepsake “All About My Dad” book. This printable design from HeartCraftyThings is personalized with fill-in-the-blank prompts and places for photos. All you need are three white paper lunch bags, scrapbook paper, cardstock, string, markers, photos, scissors, a glue stick, and a paper cutter. Even the littlest hands can make this craft to a special father or grandfather.

Scribble Mug

Make this delightful personalized kid-made mug from HeartsNCrafts for Dad on his special day. All you need is an inexpensive white ceramic mug from a dollar store, paint pens that you can purchase in any craft store, and stickers. Put stickers on the clean mug and then remove them to reveal the design and then bake the mug to set the paint. The possibilities are endless.

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix 

Make your favorite dad a snack mix tin for Father’s Day. This mouthwatering snack recipe from Sarah HEARTS is sure to please. You will need pecans, almonds, mini pretzels, rice cereal squares, maple syrup, and sweet and spicy seasonings. Put this delicious treat into a gift tin with a decorative home-made Father’s Day card.

Handprint Best Ever Dad Sign

This heartfelt Father’s Day gift will remind dad all year along about the ones he loves. This super easy craft from Lily Dor requires a trip to your local craft store (or Walmart) but it only takes 30 minutes to make. You will need a wood board, wood letters, a hot glue gun or craft glue, and acrylic paint. Kids will love dipping their hands in paint to make the handprints.

Handprints for a special Father's Day gift.

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Homemade Key Chain

This useful gift will remind Dad that he’s loved every time he opens rhe front door. This craft from Kitchen Counter Chronicle is best for tweens to make. Go to a craft store and buy a big bag of beads with letters, a bag of colored beads, lanyard or jewelry hemp, and a key chain assembly. Then come up with a catchy phrase and draw it out on paper before you begin. Remember not to make it too long so that it fits in a pocket.

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