Did you know that almost 100 million Father’s Day card is sent within the US each year?
But that’s not it, the most popular gift for beloved father figures is neckties. These gifts are usually given by adult gift-givers who want to honor one of the most awesome and strongest people in their lives. Fortunately, you can also let the baby join in the fun along with other kids on this joyful occasion.
And as usual, loving moms can lend a hand when setting up surprises and working up the artwork. In fact, participating in an art crafting activity would be a fun thing to do especially when it involves some sort of surprise element and when the young ones are on board.
10 Craft Ideas For Father’s Day
In this article, we will feature some of the easiest crafts to celebrate Father’s Day. These art activities don’t really need a lot of materials and expensive items. If you already have your own art stash, you can easily create these artworks at home without additional purchases. Have an enjoyable time creating these artworks for Father’s Day!
1. Father’s Day Frame
Babies tend to imitate things that they see if they are interested enough in them. Fortunately, this activity lets your young one join in the fun without doing a complex step. This frame only needs 4 popsicle sticks, pieces of puzzles, and a good photo of the baby with a lovely message. Moms can assemble the frame and the photo while the young ones can put the pieces for decoration
We often see bobblehead figurines of famous people, and it seems like a craft that is hard to put together. However, the mechanism is really quite simple: you only need a dixie cup, construction paper, paint and markers, glue and tape, pipe cleaner, and a wacky dad picture. Check out the whole tutorial for this artwork below.
Don’t forget to go wild on your dad’s outfit to make it more memorable. . It would also be a fun thing for babies to play on the final product later on.
3. Bow-Tie Card
Dads usually receive bowties and neckties for Father’s Day, giving him another one would not feel special anymore. Luckily, there is another type of bow tie that is easy to make, inexpensive, and will make your dad’s heart melt.
A bow tie card can be put together within minutes. All you have to do is to decorate a card with buttons and paper bow ties. A way to make this card special is to add a little “baby touch” to it. The easiest way is to make a handprint in addition to a short and sweet message.
4. Jar Lid Medals
You don’t have to use fancy metals or expensive things to show your appreciation for your dad’s daily efforts. A simple medal made with a jar lid, colored paper, dry clay, and paper clip is enough to communicate your appreciation.
Younger children can participate in this activity by adding the jar lid design or coloring the ribbon. Or they can pose for a cute camera snap instead so you can add the picture to the lid.
5. Hand Print Art
As seen in the image below, you can create handprint art in various forms. For example, you can make a fish on a wooden cutting board as seen in this example. Sprinkle in short but meaningful messages and you’ve got yourself a pretty special gift.
Just make sure that the slice of wood is not infested with nasty extras such as termites to avoid injuries, or spreading it unknowingly inside your home’s wooden parts (if there are any wooden parts exposed).
6. DIY Trophy 3
We already tackled the good old medal giving for exemplary people in the world. However, if medals are not a popular option, or if your dad is very keen on sports, he might appreciate a good old trophy better.
You can use your unused amazon boxes to create this art. Add some colors in the mix to make things more interesting. And lastly, add a big “#1” label on the front. Adding in a good picture of him and the baby together is also a good option.
7. Grilling Partner
Being a dad is often associated with grills, BBQ nights, and comparing secret rib recipes. After all, dad’s bbq is almost equivalent to mom’s roast turkey. If the man of the house is an avid fan of grilling (charcoal or gas), then this Father’s Day card is a good design.
Hand painting is the way to go if your cute little darling wants to participate in the card’s design.
8. Yoda Best Dad
With the ultimate pun in the title, even those who are not a fan of the Star Wars series would chuckle a bit. Especially if those words are spoken aloud. It’s a sneaky yet fun way to make any dad know that he’s the best dad in the world for you.
P.S. If you can’t draw a good Yoda, it’s okay, you’re not alone (I am guilty as well). You can instead add a few flattering words to make up for it. Making a Yoda cutout is also a good option.
9. Dad-Stache Jar
Here’s a fun jar design for those who know a mustached dad: here’s a creative and wacky idea for a gift: the Dad Stache Jar. You can let the baby pick the contents. What makes this a good option is that you can give it to your grandpas as well, just replace the label with Grandpa Stache Jar. Check on the source below to get your printable version.
10. Personalized Key Chain
Similar to the Mother’s day pendant (which you can check here), the Father’s Day personalized key chain uses shrinky dinks to embed the design (but the frosted ones this time). Once the initial design is drawn, you can add the key chain to your key chain rings along with the beads and yarn for completion. It’s up to you what kind of design is the best to put in your key chain.
But you can let your baby choose the color and order of the beads to customize each keychain.