Father’s Day crafts are hard to find! Seriously. It took me a month to search and find some decent ones. (Granted I was moving and didn’t have internet for a week, but it was slim pickins’.) When I thought back to when I was a kid I recall making only three things for my Dad all through school for Father’s Day. Paper Mache paper weight with a paper clip to hold his notes, ashtray (he never smoked…) and a plethora of cards.
I finally found some cute ones but really if the dad doesn’t golf or is not handy….he may be out of luck! 🙂
Nick Jr had a really great craft that is just like our old ashtray but now it’s a “changetray”. If your kids like Diego, they’ll love making this for Dad. What I like about this craft is that you could change it up to suit your child’s likes.
As always I ended up at FamilyFun.com and as usual they didn’t disappoint! This is soo cute and functional!
Funky Luggage Tags
by Deborah Way
Total Time Needed:1-2 Hours
Perfect for a traveler, these tags enable Dad to bring a little reminder of his kids along with him (which, in turn, may remind him to bring back a gift or two).
Dimensional paint (puffy paint)
Grosgrain ribbon (thicker ribbon, can be found at Walmart or Craft Stores)
Clear plastic container
Download the tag templates. Cut the pieces from felt as directed, then follow the instructions for your chosen tag below. Note: For the glue, we recommend Beacon’s Kids Choice, which works well with felt.
Monster: Add eyes with dimensional paint. Glue felt teeth inside the mouth.
Guitar: Add details to the body and head with dimensional paint. Fold a 20-inch-long grosgrain ribbon in half and paint strings from the fold to 3-1/2 inches up. Glue the head to the end of the strings.
Baseball: Add stitches with dimensional paint.
For all three tags: Cut 2- by 3-inch pieces (3 by 4 inches for the monster) from a clear plastic container and from card stock. Using the window in your felt piece as a placement guide, write your recipient’s name and address on the card stock. Run a line of glue along the outer edge of the larger felt piece, leaving the top free so that you can slide out the paper if needed. Attach the second felt piece. Let the glue dry, then slide the paper and plastic cover inside. Use a craft knife (a parent’s job) to cut a 3/4-inch-wide slot near the top of the four layers. Thread grosgrain ribbon through the slot.
Another idea was a Father’s Day Throne. What Dad wouldn’t like this?
There were so many at Family Fun that I couldn’t post them all. I love that site!