My preschool year ends in May, but we love creating Father’s Day presents ahead of time. Homemade gifts for dad are a must, in my opinion, so that’s what we set about doing. Here’s what the kiddos made this year!
Are you following Fun-A-Day’s Father’s Day board?
Unfinished wooden heart (from a local craft store)
Have the children paint the wooden hearts as they see fit. I let the children choose red, orange, blue, or green paint for the base coat. I didn’t do any of the painting for the children, although I did encourage them to cover all of the wood with the paint.
Once the paint is dry, add the hand prints. We decided to make all of the hand prints white, as that made them “pop!” After a few experiments, we decided that having the hand prints at an angle looked the best. It also worked well for those children with larger hands!
After the hand prints dry, add “Best Dad Hands Down!” along the top of the wooden heart banner. This was a little tricky for us, as some of the paint pens we tried bled along the grain of the wood. So some of the words are written with a fine point paint pen, while others are painted in.
These homemade gifts for dad are by no means perfect, but the children were SO proud of their work! They gave the presents to their fathers during our “Doughnuts for Dad” event one morning at the school. I loved seeing how excited they were to give their presents to their dads. Even better were the kind words and smiles from the fathers!
More homemade gifts for dad
What do you make with the kids for Father’s Day? Below are gifts we’ve made in the past –