June 22, 2024

30 Cool DIY Father’s Day Gifts for Kids to Make for Dad or Grandpa


30 creative & unique DIY Father’s Day gift ideas for Dad or Grandpa including fun and traditional ideas for inexpensive, homemade gifts.

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30 creative & unique DIY Father’s Day gift ideas for Dad or Grandpa including both fun and traditional ideas for homemade and inexpensive gifts. Cute, useful, simple, and easy projects, many with pictures, photos, and/or tools.

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My kids love to make homemade gifts. Allie loves it so much that she frequently make us presents using pipe cleaners and household ephemera. I have 4 pipe cleaner projects on my desk as I type this: 2 bookmarks, a flower, and a cat toy.

While I am typically the recipient of my kids’ homemade gifts, I like to funnel their efforts into Dad gifts, too. I figure he will appreciate their hard work as much as I do.

So with that in mind, I rounded up 30 cute projects that kids can make for their dads. Like my list of Mother’s Day crafts, I have put the easiest ones at the top and the hardest ones at the bottom. If you have a tween or a teen, you might want to scroll down partway because the top items will be too simple. At the bottom though, there is a woodworking project and a couple of spice rubs. Those would all be appreciated by any Dad or Grandpa.

If you’re looking for something to do on Father’s Day, head over to this post. It includes more than 25 activity suggestions!

Handprint Heart Canvas by Julie Measures

Handprint gifts are perfect for dads and grandads! Create this handprint heart canvas with your kids to give to show Dad some love!

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Fish Craft – Craftsy Hacks

These adorable popsicle stick felt fish are a fun activity for kids to make with their dads, or moms to make with kids to give to Dad! They also make wonderful gifts for grandfathers.

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Father’s Day Candy Tackle Box – Coffee, Pancakes & Dreams

For the dads and grandpas who love fishing, make this candy tackle box by filling it with your favorite fishing-themed candy.

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Father’s Day Photo Tie – Fun Learning Life

Print and decorate a tie for Father’s Day. It’s perfect for holding a photo on the fridge.

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Toothbrush Spray Art – Lil Tigers

This toothbrush spray art promotes STEAM and allows children to express their creativity in the name of love.

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Upcycled Bottle Caps Magnetic Tray – Craft Rocker

Dad will love this upcycled bottle caps magnetic tray! Customize it by choosing the caps from his favorite drink for a totally personalized gift this year.

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Canvas Hand Painting – Cenzerely Yours

Here’s a cute and easy peasy Father’s Day craft that even the littlest hands can make. Create this fun DIY Canvas Handprint Quote Wall Hanging that Dad can proudly display in his office or anywhere he likes.

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Paper Flower Shadow Box by The Analytical Mommy

This framed craft is a great gift to commemorate or honor a veteran or any father who is proud of his country.

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Map Coasters – The Boondocks Blog

Make dad a thoughtful a practical gift for Father’s Day: upcycle maps of places he’s visited into useful coasters for his favorite drinks!

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SuperDad Bookmark – Fudge My Life

These fun Father’s Day crafts are perfect to do with young kids. Create your own superhero bookmarks for a Dad who likes to read.

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Father’s Day Printables in Spanish for Preschoolers – Bilingual Beginnings

Four Free Father’s Day printable PDF activities in Spanish for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. These are the perfect activity to do in the classroom or at home.

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Handy Dad Heart Card – Non-Toy Gifts

This heart-shaped card is so cute! Add tools to the overalls pocket or other accessories Dad likes to tie it together!

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Cute Toolbox Printable – 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Dad will melt when he gets this cute tool box from his kids. Each tool contains a spot to write a memory or something they love about their one-of-a-kind Daddy!

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Fathers Day Andy Warhol Art Project – Kindergarten Worksheets & Games

Help the kids to make Dad a personalized work of art for Father’s Day. This Andy Warhol inspired Fathers Day craft uses a free printable template and the medium of your choice.

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Handprint Pop Art Activity – Red Ted Art

This fun handprint pop art project celebrates Andy Warhol on Father’s Day. It’s a great way to review the topics of growing, changes, identity, and belonging, all while making a beautiful card for Dad.

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O-fish-ally Awesome Card – Clementine Creative

Print a punny fish-themed card to give Dad or Grandpa — personalize the envelope with stickers or drawings. This fish-themed card will put a smile on his face with the message “Dad, you are o-fish-ally awesome!”

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Father’s Day Rocket Card – Printables Fairy

Show dad that you love with to the moon and back with this Father’s Day Rocket Card that actually moves.

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Printable Donut Fathers Day Card – Preschool Play & Learn

This punny Donut Father’s Day craft is a simple project for kids to make. Grab the free Father’s Day printable and personalize Dad’s favorite donut with something extra sweet inside!

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Father’s Day Toolbox Card – Simple Everyday Mom

This toolbox craft is a fun and simple activity for kids to make for their handy Dad or Grandpa this Father’s Day.

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Father’s Day Tie Cards – Honey + Lime

This DIY Father’s Day tie cards craft is such a cute one to make and gift to a Dad who wears a tie every day.

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Dog Themed Fathers Day Card – The Inspiration Edit

Craft this card out of foam and googly eyes for the dog-loving dad or grandad.

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Wrapped Walking Stick – Imaginative Homeschool

Decorating a walking stick with yarn/and cloth is a fun craft that can be simplified for a young child, yet is still interesting for older kids and teens.

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DIY Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame – Needle Pointers

You and the kids can make this cool, handy picture frame with just a few materials that are probably lying around the house.

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Easy Rainbow Chocolate Truffles – Tasty Galaxy

Dad loves chocolate, so make him these delicious chocolate truffles. Made with just 3 ingredients, they are easy to make and totally delicious.

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Seasoning Mix Jars – Sustain My Craft Habit

As far as Father’s Day BBQ gifts go, these fun labelled BBQ seasoning mix jars are perfect DIY gift for the Grill Master in your family.

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DIY Spice Rubs – Making Manzanita

This is a simple DIY Father’s Day gift for your dad or hubby that loves to grill meat. They are so simple that even young kids can make this gift.

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Dad Rocks Paperweight – Crafts by Amanda

This paperweight doesn’t just say “Dad rocks” — it IS a rock! This DIY uses kitchen basics, plus rocks you can collect from outside.

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Personalized Cricut Pillow – Sustain My Craft Habit

If you have a Cricut, this personalized gift for dad or grandpa is a definite conversational piece he’s bound to love for ages.

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Valet Tray – Diana Rambles

Create a Valet Tray that dad can keep his keys, wallet, and other pocket items on with this easy tutorial. You can whip up this nautical themed valet tray in under 30 minutes using a few simple supplies.

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Beer Caddy – Chisel & Fork

This beer caddy is great for the men who love their beer and would make an excellent project for a tween or teen to make for Dad.

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