Five Fantastic Father’s Day Crafts

Let’s face it, men can be hard to buy for. Socks and handkerchiefs anyone?  Which is probably why Father’s Day has become a festival of random impersonal gadgets: desk tidies, exotic shaving paraphernalia not to mention the novelty golf accessories.

But we know men really just want to know their kids love them. So what about helping your kids create something homemade from the heart just for Dad?

These five Father’s Day crafts are bound to melt even the most blokey bloke’s heart. There are some great ideas for Father’s Day cards and some gorgeous personalised Father’s Day crafts plus each idea comes with a video tutorial how-to.

We’ve even included a digital art card idea for kids who prefer computers to crayons AND some Father’s Day poems to write on your homemade cards.

All you have to do is get the kids together around the dining table after school, add cardboard, glue, scissors and paints and you can create some original homemade gifts for this year’s Father’s Day.

Here are our top five Father’s Day craft ideas.

Make a digital art card without photoshop

You don’t need to be a computer whiz to make this impressive digital art card. You can personalise it with one of our Father’s Day poems or what about writing out the lyrics to Dad’s favourite song?

Make a handprint scroll artwork

Your kids will love getting messy in the name of love. Let them make handprints for Dad and then turn it into a lovely personalised keepsake that will remind Dad how tiny their hands once were.

Following in Daddy’s shoes artwork

It’s worth investing in a small canvas for this one. Just don’t use Dad’s favourite pair of dress shoes!

Make Dad a keys and coins container with FREE printable

This one is very practical – who doesn’t love a coin container?  Get the kids to colour it in for Dad, then help them construct it. Voila! Keys and coins sorted. It’s win-win.

“I love you this much” card idea

Use an outline of your children’s hands to create this sweet card. It will quite literally show Dad how much they love him.

Father’s Day poems

You’ll find some sweet Father’s Day poems here to add to your Father’s Day cards and crafts.


  1. kymmage 01/09/2019 at 11:16 pm

    All these crazy ideas are magic. Love handmade gifts so much. The cards and gifts my girls make are so treasured. Every year you can see their handwriting change and their art improve too. Like a time capsule. Loved the poems too. So cute

  2. Alezandra 31/08/2019 at 10:22 pm

    Love these crafts and the thing is it doesn’t have to be just for Father’s Day, it can for any other day to say ‘thank you’ to dad, to an uncle, an aunt, grandparent, a friend.

  3. Loucyd3 31/08/2019 at 9:13 pm

    Oh I love the following in daddy’s footsteps idea, we always get crafty for fathers day as every year they create something new and unique, this year my son has done a digital animation for his dad and our 9 and 5 yr old have both done special cards with special treats stuck to them.

  4. candyjanenz 31/08/2019 at 4:36 pm

    I really like the í love you this much card with the hands – very cute and looks easy without making too much mess in the process. Will have to try this next year when the kids are a bit older.

  5. Bevik1971 30/08/2019 at 3:55 pm

    All great ideas 🙂 We don’t do the gift thing for Father’s Day but myself and our 6 year old always make a home made card and a coffee or brekky in bed 🙂 He really loves that.

  6. SarahBlair 30/08/2019 at 2:33 pm

    These are so cute!! What lovely ideas, and the kids would really feel like thay had given dad a gift rather than hand him something that mum had bought from a shop!

  7. Micht 27/08/2019 at 10:37 pm

    Beautiful ideas from the heart, what thoughtful gifts, that are priceless compared to anything that can be bought in a store… the kids have tons of fun enjoying and creating something with purpose and that their get to share their hearts too…

  8. MuddledUpMolly 27/08/2019 at 1:44 pm

    There are some really cool ideas here!! I’ve just bought the kids a card to fill in for Dad but I always like to have them each do something personal from them for Dad that is age appropriate. I also teach on Friday’s so will use a few of these ideas with my class.

  9. Mands1980 27/08/2019 at 11:40 am

    What great ideas my 2 youngest still enjoy making cards for there dad on Father’s Day. They have done poems as well which are really great. I like the sound of a digital art card as well so they learn how to make it as well. When the kids were at pre school they always came home with something but not always that they are at primary school.

  10. Shorrty4life1 26/08/2019 at 6:56 pm

    Oh my goodness I love love love the following in daddy’s footstep’s one. How super cute is that. We done the photo one in the above Link the other day that turned out super cool. Might do this one also from my son then a poem from my dauggter as she can handwrite that out and would love that. So many super cool ideas. Daddy is going to get super spoilt with these Arty crafty ideas on here.

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