Make a homemade gift with these easy Fathers Day craft ideas for tweens and big kids to do by themselves. These are just a few of the seasonal crafts that are fun to make in the summer months.
Celebrate dad or grandpa with these special Father’s Day crafts and card ideas. Instead of buying dad another tie, the most popular gift, consider writing him a special note that he can cherish. Spend a little time making him a homemade card or gift.
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Why make Fathers Day crafts?
Tweens and big kids (ages 10-12) are often distracted by screens and can spend too much time on them. Doing arts and crafts has many benefits which counteract the negative habits of too much screen time. For example, using simple art supplies to make these Fathers Day crafts helps kids express themselves and think critically.
A little about Fathers Day
Father’s Day is a special day celebrated on many dates in countries all over the world. In the United States, this special day is observed on the third Sunday of June.
Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910 by Sonora Dodd who wanted a special day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised his six kids by himself. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the law that made Father’s Day an official holiday.
Many are celebrated on Father’s Day besides dads. These Fathers Day craft ideas are also fun to make for grandfathers, uncles, and others important men in your life.
What about food gifts for Fathers Day?
Many dads would love a homemade snack or treat as a Father’s Day gift! Combine one of the Fathers Day crafts below with one of these easy recipes. They are so simple, even tweens can make them:
- Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn
- 2-Ingredient Easy Fudge
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Pancake Muffins
- 3-Ingredient Banana Bread
Fathers Day Craft Ideas
Fathers Day Craft Ideas
All of these Fathers Day Craft Ideas are perfect for tweens and big kids to do on their own (or with only a little adult help).
Father's Day Craft: Paint Chip Tie Pen Holder
This easy paint chip tie pen holder is the perfect homemade Father's Day craft gift for kids to make.
Fathers Day wood burning craft for tweens
Have you ever tried pyrography? Use a wood burning tool to create great make something really fun for Father’s Day.
The Best Dad Rocks Craft
Show dad how much he rocks with a decorated canvas! This easy gift idea is perfect for tweens.
DIY Heart String Art
String art is the perfect project for wood lovers. You just need wood, nails and rubber bands or string.
How to make wood pallet coasters with personality
Use some paint, a paintbrush, washi tape, and mini wood pallets to make the most vibrant wood pallet coasters.
How to Make a Bookmark That Looks Awesome
Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a bookmark the kids, teens, and even adults will love.
"DAD" Salt Dough Picture Frame
This “DAD” salt dough picture frame is an easy kid-made Father’s Day gift that only requires the most basic supplies.
DIY Map Coasters for Father's Day
Use maps from Dads favorite places to make these simple coasters.
DIY World’s Best Dad Trophy
It’s really simple to make this Father’s Day craft and it is so super cute.
Easy To Make Father’s Day Superhero Gift
Free quick & cute Superhero Dad Templates to print and color.
Painting a BBQ Caddy
Taking an inexpensive unfinished pine utensil caddy and turning it into a sleek and useful bbq caddy for Dad!
Peppermint Foot Soak
This recipe for peppermint foot soak uses 3 items right in your pantry, and would be a great last minute gift.
M&M Bow Tie Father's Day Card Idea
I think Dad would get a smile out of this gift idea!
Fun Father’s Day Gift Easy for Kids to Make
These fish print t-shirts are fun for any age to make for Father’s Day.
DIY Gift for Dad: Father Daughter Photo Frame
This Father Daughter Photo Frame is simple and inexpensive to make.
DIY Fathers Day Tie Garland
This Father’ Day tie garland is so easy to craft, and is a perfect way to add some charm to your Father’s Day breakfast or brunch.
More craft ideas
Take a look at more summertime crafts to do this time of year.
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