Find free printable cards online, make one from a sheet of paper or start with a blank one and a sentiment that’s perfect for your dad. Make a card. Add your sentiment or find one online that conveys your feelings. Remember not to be too “sappy.”
2. Hand print art.
With kids, handprints are a great item to incorporate into your art project. A few ways to incorporate handprints include:
- Use handprints on a t-shirt or tie
- Plaster plaque with handprint
- Handprint on a tile
You might want to add a name, year or sentiment. Discuss this with kids. What other ideas do they come up with? Try one or more.
3. Photo crafts.
Making dad a gift featuring a picture of his kid(s) can only be improved by giving him a picture that includes him as well! Include the picture on a card, with a magnet for a fridgie or any other way to show your love. Check out the Enrichment Project badge program “Photo Crafts” for ideas or search online.
4. Frame it.
Making or decorating a frame takes a photo from a “picture” to a “gift.” Explore ways to make a frame or decorate a purchased one
5. Crafted containers.
What kind of containers can dad use? A bowl that says “DAD” to hold his car keys? A jar for change? Find one you think your father will use and make one or decorate one.
6. What I love / like about you.
Even if you can’t find a craft that you feel is appropriate, making a list of all the great things that you appreciate about your dad can be the basis for a craft. Listing these in a card or even framing the list will allow him to enjoy it for years to come.
7. Be sweet.
Re-wrap a box or bag of candy with a printable that delivers a special message for your dad. Do a quick search for “custom candy wraps” and you’ll get quite a few ideas. You can also write a note to him on poster board, replacing words with candy. Look online for ideas and printables that feature candy as a material. Use one you find or make your own.
8. “World’s Best.”
Is your dad the best? Duh! How can you let him know that? Look through the craft ideas on this badge program or look online. This might include color sheets, cards and more!
9. Just for dad.
Draw a special picture for your dad. Perhaps when you went fishing or camping with him. Can’t afford to buy him something? Draw it and let him know how much you love him and wanted to get him the real thing, but couldn’t.
Make your own coupons for dad or find printable ones online. This might be so he can enjoy an afternoon off while you mow the yard or wash his car. Perhaps you can let him choose the movie you watch or the restaurant you go to. Brainstorm items you can “give” dad on coupons.
11. Gifts from previous years.
List the gifts dad has received over the years. Can you use one of those as a way to make a new gift? A favorite bowl for pocket items might need to be replaced or he used all his coupons and needs more!
- Color sheet with the words “World’s Best Dad”
- Color sheet with the words “World’s Best Grandpa”
Sites to Explore
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Fathers Day Crafts