15 CUTE Father’s Day Crafts (2024)

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day craft?

I have 15 EASY and cute Father’s Day craft ideas that Dad or grandpa will LOVE!

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#1: Popsicle Stick Craft

This simple Father’s Day craft is perfect for dad or Grandpa.

It’s precious to listen to the kids say the reasons why they love their dad.

father's day popsicle stick craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

popsicle sticks

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B. Set-up

Line up the popsicle sticks in a row we used 11 sticks so we could write 10 things that they love about their dad.

Place packing tape on the popsicle sticks. Make sure the packing tape is on each of the sticks.

C. Activity

Grab a Sharpie and talk with your kids about the reasons why they love their dad. Try to get them to say specific things instead of I love him.

Ask them questions like what you like to play with him, what outdoor activities do you like to do with dad, or where was your favorite place that you have gone with him. Asking these questions will help spark some ideas!

If the kids are able to write, they can write their answers, or you can write it for them.

Hot glue a piece of twine to the back of the sticks so it can be hung up! This is sure to be a hit on Father’s Day.


#2: Salt Dough Handprint

Here is the cutest Father’s Day craft that Dad will keep forever.

I love that this craft has the kid’s handprint in it as well as a photo.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

To make salt dough, in a bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 cup water. If you need it, add a little bit more water; sometimes, I have to do that to make it the exact consistency I want.

Preheat the oven to 250.

C. Activity

Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out onto a baking sheet. Then, have your child place their hand in the dough.

Press their hand down so the print shows up. Then, use a knife to cut around the handprint.

If you want to add a photo, use a circle or heart cookie cutter and make the shake in the bottom of the handprint.

Place in the oven at 250 degrees for 2 hours. Pull it out and let it cool.

Once it’s cool, the kids can use acrylic paint to paint their handprints! Once the paint is dry, you can use a little bit of mod podge to stick the photo onto the back of the handprint.

Keep the handprint flipped upside down so it can dry with the photo in place.

RELATED: Mother’s Day Crafts


#3: Fish Father’s Day Card

How adorable is this fish Father’s Day craft? It’s perfect for a dad or grandpa who loves to fish.

My kid’s favorite part about this craft is that fact they got to head outside to search for sticks.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • glitter glue
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • stick
  • colored yarn

B. Set-up

Trace your child’s hand on colored paper, cut it out, and create your fish!

We used googly eyes, glitter glue for scales, and cut out a heart shape for the mouth.

C. Activity

We used light blue paper for the background of this craft. Then, we created some waves on a dark blue sheet of paper and pasted it at the bottom to look like water.

Paste your fish on the paper so it’s a little bit in the water but almost about to come out!

For the fishing pole, paste some yarn down on the paper and glue the stick on the side.

Lastly, we added some waves in the water with the glitter glue! Add a sweet message for this cute Father’s Day craft.

RELATED: Fish Crafts


#4: Dad Fingerprint Craft

I love how resist art projects turn out. Especially on black paper with bright-colored paint! It looks so pretty.

This Father’s Day craft is easy and fun for the kids. It’s a cute one to hang on the fridge and keep as a keepsake.

Fingerprint DAD craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your Free DAD Template
washable tempra paint

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B. Set-up

Use my FREE template of the word DAD, or draw your own letters using paper. Cut them out and use masking tape to tape them to the black paper.

You can also have them create a handprint instead of an A. Trace their hand and cut it out and tape it in the middle of the D’s!

C. Activity

The kids will dip their fingers into paint and make fingerprints all over the black paper! They need to make sure to outline the letters so the word shows up.

Carefully remove the letters and/or handprints from the paper. Then, check out the final result!

What a fun and easy Father’s Day craft!


#5: Picture Frame

Every year we update a picture frame for my husband for Father’s Day. It’s the only gift he ever wants each year!

Which makes it easy for me! It’s a fun Father’s Day craft that becomes a family tradition.

Father's Day picture frame Dad craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

Use acrylic paint to paint the wooden letters D and A. You can either have the kids create two letter D’s or they can just use one for both the frames.

You can either save the letters to use the same ones each year, or you can have the kids create new ones each year to have different designs; it’s totally up to you!

C. Activity

Take some pictures of your kids holding up the letters D and A! You can do this at a special spot on Father’s Day, or you can have this done already for a gift on Father’s Day.

My husband loves the outdoors and going on hikes, so we try to take these photos in special places or even on vacations!

Place the photos in the frames to spell out the word dad. Replace the photos each year! We actually keep the old ones in the frames, too, to see the places we took the photos at and how the kids have grown.


#6: My Dad Rocks Gift

My husband loves the outdoors! So, this was a cute way to bring nature inside where he can see it right at his desk.

The kids loved collecting rocks for this Father’s Day craft.

my dad rocks picture frame craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

Have the kids paint the picture frame using acrylic paint. We chose the color brown to go along with the colors of the rocks, but you can use whatever color you would like.

While you are waiting for it to dry, they can go search for some rocks! You can also buy craft rocks instead if you don’t have rocks around your house (I have linked some above).

C. Activity

The adult will do this part of the project. You will hot glue the rocks they have found to the sides of the picture frame.

Then, the kids can write “my daddy rocks” on the frame using an acrylic paint marker. These markers show up great, especially on dark colors!

Add a special picture of the kids and their dad! He will love adding this to his office or around the house.


#7: Handprint Reasons Craft

Here’s another cute and easy way for the kids to tell their dad why they love them.

This Father’s Day craft will tug on his heartstrings for sure!

handprint fathers day reasons why i love you craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • Sharpie
  • glue stick

B. Set-up

Fold a piece of cardstock paper in half to create your own card!

C. Activity

Trace your child’s hand on a piece of paper, then cut it out. Paste one hand on either side of the card.

Talk to the kids about the reasons why they love their dad. They can either write the answers on their fingers, or you can do this part for them!

Then, they can decorate the card however they like using stickers and make their own special drawings for Dad!


#8: Heart Craft

I love it when creating can be as easy as possible. This Father’s Day craft for kids couldn’t get any easier.

I have a freebie printable for you as well!

father's day heart craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Father’s Day Heart Craft

B. Set-up

While you are printing off the sheet, have your child start to rip pieces of construction paper!

We used blue, green, and yellow to match the border, but they can use any color they want.

C. Activity

Have the kids fill in the heart with their ripped pieces of paper. They will use a glue stick to attach the pieces on!

Some other options could be to do fingerprinting or even add a picture of the kids and their dad/grandpa in the middle of the heart!

They can write their name at the bottom, or you can write it for them!


#9: FREE Father’s Day Book

There is nothing cuter than seeing your little one write special things about you.

This FREE printable book is a must-do Father’s Day activity.

father's day free printable book

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • markers
  • stapler
  • photos
  • FREE book
  • tape

**Grandpa version is available too**

Click HERE to grab your FREE Father’s Day Book

B. Set-up

Print off the pages and get your supplies ready!

C. Activity

Have the kids color, draw, and add pictures, if they want to, to the pages.

They can either write in the answers, or you can write for them if they can’t write yet!

Staple the book together when they are all done!


#10: FREE Father’s Day Activity Sheets

These activity sheets are perfect to do for mom or for grandma! Do these sheets before Father’s Day with your kids to surprise them!

My husband has the kids do these sheets for me, and they are honestly the thing I look forward to every year. They are so cute, they can be funny, and I love to see the kid’s answers each year.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • Free Father’s Day activity printables
  • pencil
  • crayons
  • markers

Click HERE for your FREE Father’s Day Activities

B. Set-up

Print off the activity sheets you want to do with your kids!

C. Activity

Have the kids answer the questions about their dad or grandpa! It’s so fun to see their answers. Especially if you keep them around to look back on to see the difference from year to year.

Show dad on Father’s Day! He will love these!


#11: Dad’s Stache Gift

Does Dad have a sweet tooth? This Father’s Day craft is cute, and the kids will love putting it together for him.

This is Dad’s special candy stache that the kids can’t touch too! This is a funny and adorable gift.

dad's candy stache free printable

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • candy jar (plastic or glass)
  • FREE Dad’s Stache printable
  • tape
  • candy

Click HERE for your FREE Dad’s Stache Printable

B. Set-up

Print off the FREE Dad’s Stache printable. Grab your jar and tape the printable to it. We used a 31oz jar, so the label fits that size well. I do have a few different sizes available on the printable. Print off the one that works the best for your jar!

C. Activity

Add Dad’s favorite candy into the jar and give it to him for Father’s Day!

He will love to have his very own special candy that he can either place in his office or to put somewhere in the house.


#12: Dad Colored Cup

I have a fun, easy, and practical gift for dad that he will be able to use all the time.

This Father’s Day craft is great for kids of all ages to do because all they have to do is color on it!

dad fathers day cup craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

Place the stickers you want to use on the cup! We used the letters DAD and hearts.

C. Activity

Use acrylic paint markers to color around the stickers! The kids can scribble on it or have a specific pattern in mind! No matter how they do this, it will turn out cool!

Wait for the markers to dry just a bit, and then peel off the stickers! It takes about 20 minutes for it to completely dry.

Place your mug in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!

Add a dishwasher-safe sealer to ensure that it stays on!


#13: Trophy Card Craft

This is an adorable Father’s Day craft card to make! This is great for dad or grandpa.

Grab my free trophy template to make this simple craft with your kids.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • colored paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • paint
  • marker
  • free template
Click HERE for your FREE Trophy Template

B. Set-up

Paint your child’s hand using acrylic paint and make prints on white paper. Make sure to press down on your child’s hand all over so the print shows up the best!

C. Activity

Print off my trophy template and trace it onto colored paper, then cut it out!

I actually made my own handles for the trophy by folding a piece of paper in half and creating a bubble letter C. Cut these out to make handles.

Paste the handles onto the colored paper if you choose to make your own.

Once the handprint is dry, paste it on top of the trophy and write a sweet message for dad on the trophy!


#14: DIY Coasters

We actually made some of these for Mother’s Day this year, and we made a few for Father’s Day too!

My husband loves getting gifts from the kids that are adorable but also practical so he can use them.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Cut your photo to fit the ceramic tiles!

Do one layer of mod podge on the tile before adding on your photo. Let it dry completely!

C. Activity

Once the first layer is dry, add some mod podge on the back of the photo you chose and place it on the tile. Let this dry.

Then, add a layer of mod podge on top of the photo. Allow this to dry completely, and then add 2 more layers of mod podge on top of the photo! Each time let it dry completely.

If you are doing the acrylic paint method, make your fingerprints, let the paint dry, and follow the same directions for sealing.

Once they have 3 layers, take them outside and spray the waterproof acrylic sealer spray on top of them and let them dry out there. The spray smells, so you don’t want it inside!

Add a few layers of spray sealer onto each one to ensure there won’t be any marks on your coasters.

Then, add cabinet door bumpers (4) on each end of the tile for backing! Check out your cool coasters!!


#15: Free Handprint Template Cards

How adorable are these Father’s Day crafts? I have 4 free templates that you can create for Dad, Grandpa, or Uncle!

You can either choose to trace your child’s hand on paper or paint their hand for these crafts.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • free printable templates
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • paint (optional)
Click HERE for your FREE Father’s Day handprint templates

B. Set-up

Choose what templates you want to use and print them out! I always prefer to use cardstock paper because the paper will hold up better!

C. Activity

Trace your child’s hand on paper and paint it with washable paint and make prints on the templates!

For the cookout printable I would use red or orange paint. The bee craft would use yellow and black paint. Lastly, the baseball would be made out of white paper.

Paste these handprints on the cards and give it to dad as an adorable keepsake Father’s Day craft!


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

I hope you found some Father’s Day crafts and activities for the kids to make for their dad or grandpa.

I know my husband loves receiving homemade gifts from my kids. He loves them much more than store-bought things.

Please let me know if you have tried any of these ideas. I’d love to hear how it went.

Happy Crafting!

Deena

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