Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 7:00 am
What are your children going to give their dad as a Father’s Day Gift? It’s always the thought that counts, not the amount of money that was spent on the gift. Here are some cute, handmade, Father’s Day crafts that kids can make. Little kids might a little help from mom.
Father’s Day Cutout Frame
Martha Stewart has a downloadable template that you can use to make a photo frame that says “DAD”. You will need some card stock for the frame, a few paper clips, and some adorable photos of the kids.
Children who are able to use scissors can cut around the letters in the frame. Older kids might be able to cut out the inside parts. (Or, mom can help with that). Have your children help select the photos that will go in the frame. Bend two paper clips and attach them to the back of the frame, near the bottom. This will help the frame to stand up.
Decorated Rock Paper Weight
Better Homes and Gardens has a simple Father’s Day craft that can be adapted to fit the skill level of any child. All you need is a smooth rock and some fabric scraps.
Kids can use a paintbrush to paint some decoupage onto the stone. Press a fabric scrap onto it, and smooth it out. The same method can be used with decorative scrapbook paper instead of fabric. Another option is to let your kid paint the stone with different colors of acrylic paint.
All Kids Network has a simple idea for a Father’s Day gift. Children can paint, or draw, on a credit card sized piece of paper or card stock. They suggest you laminate the finished artwork, to make it a bit more sturdy.
Many dads carry photos of their children in their wallet. This gift gives a dad the opportunity to carry, and show off, their child’s beautiful artwork. Check out the photos on the All Kids Network website for some cute examples.
Babies grow so fast! Believe it or not, babies can make art (with some help from a parent). All you need is some card stock. Cardboard will do. Gently press your baby’s hand into some child-friendly paint. Pat that hand onto the card stock. When it dries, put it into a frame. It is sure to bring a smile to the face of any new dad.