‘Tis the season to celebrate all the rad Dads out there! For us, Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for, so we needed to think long and hard about the perfect Father’s Day gift. But, here’s a news update if needed: any Dad will tell you that the best gifts are those that are handmade...especially when they’re made by the little hands of his kiddos!
A DIY or a homemade craft trumps all other gifts when it’s made with love. Get the kids together and pick out one of these Father’s Day craft ideas to make for the rad Dads in your life. And be encouraged, because you likely already have the household supplies to get these crafts started like paper, crayons, pantry staples or something you can grab from nature.
Not only will Dad love these craft projects, but your kids can really explore their creativity while having a blast making them. And, ultimately, you’re making amazing family memories together, so it’s a win-win!
My Dad Rocks
It doesn’t get much easier than this! Go on a walk with the kids and have them pick up a few neat rocks. After you’ve gathered a collection, bust out your NOYO Gel Crayons and have them design their own - or write a special message to Dad! The NOYO Crayons write smooth and bold on almost any surface. Dad can use the rocks to decorate his desk, as a paperweight or on his bathroom sink!
Dab and Dot Dad
This activity is super fun for even the smallest of crafters! Kids enjoy seeing their ‘invisible’ message come to life at the end of this project, and it makes for the perfect poster or office art for Dad!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Construction paper
- Dab and Dot Markers
How-to Dab and Dot Dad craft:
- Gather materials above
- Have a parent or child write I (heart) Dad! in bubble letters. To make bubble letters: practice on a separate sheet of paper first.
Try this method to make bubble letters.
- Cut out the letters; adult hands may need to help cut the center of the letters in “D” and/or “A”
- Place letters on a large sheet of paper
- Have your child use their favorite colors to Dab and Dot around each letter, we found the more dots added, the better!
- Once you’ve dotted around each letter, continue to add dots until you’ve covered your page, remove letters to reveal the message!
- Have your child sign their poster card
Craft variations: Change Dad to Grandpa, Uncle or another father figure’s name in your life. Make it on a poster board and hang in a window or your front yard! Use painters tape to gently tape down letters and use your NOYO Crayons to color.
Perfect Placemat for Dad
These downloadable Father’s Day placemats are perfect for Dad! He’ll especially love the answers to our prompts, and enjoy the fun graphics! Every creative-colorer will love scribbling away on these placemats with their favorite coloring tools! What’s cool about your Dad?!
Happy Father’s Day crafting from all of us at Doodle Hog!