Check out these 10 homemade Father’s Day gifts for children to make. Holiday activities for preschoolers are super fun and helping the children create homemade gifts for the special people in their lives is one of my favorite things to do! All of the dads out there are going to love any of the kid-made Father’s Day presents from the collection below. And of course, these can be tailored to anyone your kids want to give a homemade gift to – grandpas, uncles, and even beloved older siblings!
Homemade Father’s Day gifts are just the best, aren’t they? There’s something about knowing my son put effort into creating something for me. While I’m not a father, I’m sure there are quite a few dads and grandpas who feel the same way!
Enjoy these inspiring handmade gift ideas, and be sure to check out my collection of Mother’s Day handprint gift ideas as well.
Preschoolers can show their love for dad (or any other caregiver!) and revel in the satisfaction of making gifts from scratch with any of these Father’s Day gift ideas.
Homemade Father’s Day Gifts
While each project here is packed with appeal for the kids, they are also learning soooo much in the process. Fine motor to creative skills, a bit of letter and word recognition, writing, and more.
Materials for Your Homemade Father’s Day Gifts
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Here are some items you might want to pick up before making any of the above ideas. Don’t forget to check your craft supplies from time to time to make sure you’re ready for impromptu project-making with your kids!
- Hex nuts
- Wood craft frames
- Canvas paper
- Foam brushes
- Washable tempera paint
- Acrylic paint
- Painter’s tape
- Mason jars
- Unfinished wooden frames
- Craft popsicle sticks
Fun Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Now let’s jump into all of the fun craft and book ideas! There are a variety to choose from, so sit with the children and choose a few favorites.
My preschool students had fun making this hand print mason jar craft for their dads and grandfathers!
Kids can decide what they want to frame in this cool nuts and bolts Father’s Day craft.
These “we love dad” gifts are both great to make with multiple siblings.
I don’t know a dad that wouldn’t adore a handmade book all about them from their child!
This space rock magnet craft will open up all sorts of discussions about outer space. And dads (or other parental figures) everywhere will love using them.
If your kids would jump at the chance to paint their feet, this “walking in my father’s shoes” craft makes the perfect frameable gift.
Kids will show their dads they are the greatest with this best dad hands down craft.
Sometimes you need super-quick and super-easy. And these Father’s Day paintings fit the bill perfectly.
This clever “My Dad Rocks” frame will be a favorite for years to come. It’s great for different ages of kids to make!
These absolutely adorable shell frames with hand prints are great fun for kids. And they can be even more special if using shells from a family vacation.
Even More Homemade Father’s Day Gifts
Well, I couldn’t stop there! I found a few more gift ideas to make with the kids. But I just couldn’t resist.
Yum! For the chocolate-lovers in their lives, children can create DIY candy bar wrappers for Father’s Day (or Mother’s Day, hint, hint).
This printable Father’s Day book gives kids a chance to write and/or draw about all the ways they love Dad.
Father’s Day pasta planters are perfect for gardening dads. They seem like a blast to make.
Your kids will get a big dose of process art while making these irresistible kitchen tool fish crafts, complete with GIANT googly eyes.
Kids will get a kick out of making these Father’s Day mugs and bowls using just tape and paint!
Which homemade Father’s Day gifts will you and the kids make this year? Be sure to save this post for future reference.
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Originally published June 8, 2013
chelsey @buggyandbuddy says
Thanks so much for sharing our Father’s Day Book printable. Lucy has made a special book for her Daddy and now I’m looking for a project to do with my 2 year-old! Can’t wait to check out all the ideas you shared!
Mary Catherine says
I know Lucy had a blast making that book! Let me know how your little one fares with the Father’s Day project! 🙂
Jessica @ Play Trains! says
What a great list of Father’s Day gifts! Pinning!
Mary Catherine says
Thanks so much, Jessica!! 🙂
Amy @ Wildflower Ramblings says
I love all of your Father’s Day ideas — thanks for sharing — and hosting 🙂
Mary Catherine says
I’m so glad you liked them, Amy!
I just adore that photo shoot! I’m visiting my sister right now, so all of “the grandkids” are in one spot. It would be an awesome time to try that out!
Of course, Amy! Thanks for popping by and linking up. You’re so talented — I always love seeing what you’ve made recently. 🙂
You’re welcome Jaime! I love your simple, but perfectly adorable, Father’s Day gifts! It’s something I know my dad would love to receive from his grandsons. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out!
Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! I can’t wait to see what you’re working on for this year’s Father’s Day! 🙂
I have pinned this already. Thank you for this because we are going to at least one or two of the ideas. I especially love that Popsicle frame…so cute.
Mary Catherine says
Thanks so much, Veens! We loved working together to make that nuts and bolts frame!