Just like every year, Father’s Day is coming up in June! Get ahead of the curve and start the kids on a homemade gift craft project! Choose one of these simple DIY Father’s Day gift ideas from kids, get your kids busy at the kitchen table with either you or a babysitter to lead the charge, and in no time at all you’ll have a touching and memorable gift to give Dad for Father’s Day.
We can guarantee this awesome gift won’t end up stuffed in a drawer or lost by the end of June. A terrarium is a way cool way to add a little green space to Dad’s world. These instructions from Hallmark’s Think.Make.Share blog are easy for kids to create this in one hour. And it does sound pretty simple – choose a wide-mouthed, clear container; fill with the appropriate soil or sand; plant small succulents or seedlings; and water moderately.
Terrarium via Hallmark Think.Make.Share
Bright and Brilliant Picture Frame
Dad will be happy to replace the boring old photo frame he has displayed on his desk or bedside table with this customized frame creation. Choose a sweet photo of your child, whether it be a school portrait or a candid shot, and insert it in a simple wood frame. The frame pictured here is from Ikea and cost $2 for 3. Have the kids paint the frames black, and once the paint is dry, mod-podge with bright mosaic paper squares like these from Lakeshore.
Another Father’s Day gift idea kids from kids is to turn a free printable “All About My Daddy” questionnaire into a framed piece of art that’s bound to keep Dad laughing for years to come. The framed questionnaire pictured here uses a custom questionnaire created by Mom and filled in with the answers her child provided. The completed questionnaire was matted and framed in a simple white frame and decorated with a miniature banner created from craft paper and twine. Here’s another free printable questionnaire we found, or create your own. Definitely don’t forget to include your child’s age — it speaks volumes about the thoughtful responses.
Questionnaire via Free Pretty Things for You
Homemade Sweet Treats
Haven’t they always told us that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? Give it a shot. You and the kids can whip up some yummy Dad’s Day cupcakes, a batch of his favorite brownies, or even a big waffle breakfast. You’ll have just as much fun baking the goodies as Dad does gobbling them up. Be sure and make extras for tiny tasters. Need some inspiration? Check out these cool cupcake creations for Dads who like to fish, Dads who like to golf, and for those who simply sport a tie. Cupcake images found on Pinterest.