Handmade Father’s Day Gift Ideas
With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of us are frantically searching for the perfect gift for dad. But instead of purchasing expensive (and lets face it, seldom used gifts) why not try a great handmade gift this year? Kids will enjoy making these simple yet heartwarming crafts and dad will be thrilled to receive them. This year, lets kick the ties and cologne to the curb!
Trophy for Dad What better way to express just how much your dad means to you, then a shiny handmade trophy. This easy-to-make craft is a great way to make your dad feel appreciated. You will need:
- 2 foam coffee cups
- 5 inch square box (or one cut to size)
- Masking tape
- 1 gold chenille stem
- Gold craft paint
- Black construction paper, cut to fit on side of box
- White paint pen
- White craft glue
For complete instructions check out Trophy for Dad.
Daddy and Me Coffee Mug
If your child loves to paint this mug will be both the perfect craft and the ultimate gift for their coffee-loving dad. A mug, enamel paints and thin paintbrush is all that is needed to create a long-lasting and memorable gift. Click Here for full instructions.
Are you tired of boring picture frames? Here is the solution! Picture puzzles are a great way for dad to show off his wonderful family in a creative way. This double-sided creation is sure to be a family favorite. Visit FamilyFun for a list of supplies and detailed instructions.
Looking to commemorate dad’s favorite sport, hobby, or food? Then this is the ideal Father’s Day gift. These casts will allow you and your kids to capture the essence of dad, while having a little (messy) fun. You will need:
- An apple, a small acorn squash, an old baseball or an item of your choosing
- 2 to 3 10-inch wooden kabob sticks
- Plastic bucket for mixing
- Paint stirrer
- 2 lbs. of plaster of Paris
- Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
Click Here for a step-by-step process.
Whether you use dad’s favorite poem or create your own, this craft is sure to make dad’s heart melt. To customize, include a favorite family photo or a hand drawn picture. All you will need is construction paper, scissors, a photograph, glue and a poem! For instructions visit Kaboose.