Father’s Day is June 19th this year and you know what that means! Time to spoil those dads! My husband is impossible to shop for, and if you have the same dilemma, then you might be thinking something homemade from the kiddos is what you need! I’m obsessed with Pinterest and have found great Father’s Day crafts ideas over the years. Here are some of my favorite crafts for Father’s Day!
“5 Favorite Things About Dad” Card
- Construction paper/card stock
- Stickers (my girls LOVE decorating cards with stickers!)
Ask your children their favorite things about their dad (get ready for some wild answers), write them down on the construction paper and decorate!
Hand-Painted Grill Platter
This platter is perfect for summertime and all those barbecues coming up!
- White ovenproof platter
- Ceramic paints
- Ceramic paint pens
- Small paint brush
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
Decorate your platter with the ceramic paints and paint pens. You and your kiddos can write a sweet message or draw pictures of some of his favorite things. Be sure to sign and date the back.
Bake the decorated platter for 35 minutes to set the paint. Once the platter is cooled, it will be dishwasher safe (though we hand wash ours) and it is ready to use!
Race Track T-shirt
This is what my girls will be making for their dad this year!
- White T-shirt (pre-wash the shirt before decorating)
- Fabric markers
Place a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so the markers don’t bleed through. On the BACK of the T-shirt, draw a race track. Don’t forget to add twists and turns. Add some trees, animals, road signs — whatever your kiddos want to jazz up the design.
When dad puts it on, have him lie down on his stomach. Have your kiddos gather whatever little cars they have and start racing them on the track. Voila! Dad gets a back massage from your little ones’ cars. I may even have them make one for me!
I’d like to wish a happy Father’s Day to all the amazing fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, father figures and moms who have to play the role of both parents! I hope it is an amazing and relaxing day for you all.
Please share photos of your handmade gifts for dad and any other fun ideas you may have. Do you have any Father’s Day traditions in your family? I would love to hear them!
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