Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Make this Father’s Day extra special, and make your own gift! Check out a few ideas below!

Homemade Cards

The DAD Card

Materials:

  • Construction paper
  • Large paper ABC stencils
  • Pencil or Markers
  • Safety scissors
  • Washable markers
  • Kid-safe glue
  • Buttons, stickers, glitter, or anything else you can think of to decorate a card with!

    Directions:

    Take a piece of colorful construction paper and fold it in half. Trace or draw letters onto the paper, using a pencil. You want to spell out “DAD”. Make sure the letters are touching the seam of the paper, that way when you cut the letters out, it will open like a card. You can make the card horizontal or vertical depending on what you want your card to look like.

    Once the base of your card is complete, feel free to decorate it as you wish. Be as creative as possible. Use buttons, bows, glitter, stickers; anything that is pretty, inexpensive, and fun to decorate a card. You can even use old magazines and cut out pictures that remind you of your dad; then glue those to the outside of the card. Write a nice message inside the card wishing your dad a Happy Father’s Day.

    A Memory Card

    Materials:

  • Construction paper
  • Family photos
  • Pencil
  • Safety scissors
  • Multi-purpose tape
  • Washable markers
  • Kid-safe glue
  • Buttons, stickers, glitter, or anything else you can think of to decorate a card with!

    Directions:

    Pick a colorful piece of paper, then fold in half. You can make the card horizontal or vertical depending on what you want your card to look like. Find an old photo of you and your dad smiling and doing something fun together. Trace a heart on the front of the card that is a little smaller than the photo and cut it out. Then tape the photo to the inside of the card, facing out, so your heart frames the picture.

    Use buttons, bows, glitter, stickers; anything that is pretty, inexpensive, and fun to decorate the outside of the card. If you want, use old magazines and cut out pictures of anything that reminds you of your dad, then glue those to the outside of the card.

    On the inside of the card, write a nice message wishing you dad a Happy Father’s Day. You can even write something referring to the picture you chose; for example: “Remember when we … It’s memories like these that make me happy that you are my dad.”

    If you are looking to send dad an e-card online, try this website: Hallmark E-Cards

    For a quick, printable card, try this website: 123 Print Cards.com


    Homemade Gifts

    Personalized Picture Frame

    Materials:

  • Wood picture frame
  • Picture of you and dad doing his favorite activity (i.e. you and dad at a baseball game, fishing, sailing, etc.)
  • Decorations for frame
  • Kid-safe glue

    Directions:

    Purchase a wood frame from a local craft store and decorate it ‘dad style’. Find a photo of you and your dad participating in his favorite activity. Then, decorate it with little knickknacks to personalize it! Whether he is into sports, gadgets, or the outdoors, a personalized frame is sure to put a smile on his face this Father’s Day!

    Snack Can

    Materials:

  • Coffee Can
  • Decorations to decorate can Special Note: (use scrapbooking materials from local craft store to decorate with dad’s favorite things, including stickers, press-on knickknacks, etc.)
  • Kid-safe glue
  • Dad’s favorite snacks (i.e. pretzels, chips, candy bars, etc.)

    Directions:

    What a better gift for dad then the gift of food! Decorate a coffee can with your dad’s favorite things, using stickers, press-on knickknacks, and other decorations from your local craft store. Then, fill it with all of your dad’s favorite snacks!


    Need other gift ideas? Check out the links below for other gift ideas for dad!

  • Gifts.com: Father's Day Gifts

  • The GeekDad Father’s Day Gift Guide from Wired.com

  • WorldGolf.com: Golf Outings with Dad

  • PersonalizationMall.com: Father’s Day Gift Shop


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