Father's Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Father’s Day is a day to
thank Dad and to show him how much he is loved. This can be
accomplished in many ways but for it to be really special why not make
him a present. The important thing about making a present is to make
sure it is personal. Dad’s present should be unique to him, something
that is very special to him and him alone. Presents can be made personal
by having them relate to a specific event, hobby, or loved one. For
example use photographs to personalize your present or make something
about Dad’s favorite sport or activity. So pull out the supplies and
make a craft for father's day.
Listed below are some great
presents for dad from the kids:
Rice Krispies Treat Fathers Day
Shirt and Tie
compliments of ricekrispies.com
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40)regular
marshmallows OR 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES
cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly
press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool.
Using canned frosting pipe tie and shirt collar on top. To serve cut
into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.
Pull out your camcorder and
create a tape for dad!! Be sure to get everyone involved; in front of
and behind the camera. You will need to be creative with this one.
Take one child at a time
have them state their name and age and then ask them questions as you
film. You may need to adjust your questions based on the age of your
What is you favorite thing to do with Dad?
Where is your favorite place to go with Dad?
What is the funniest thing that Dad ever did?
What is something that Dad has taught you to do?
Do you think Dad has a cool job?
Why is your dad the best Dad in the world?
What do you love about your Dad?
You may want to have them make something for dad and present it to him
on film as well. They could explain what they made, how they made it
and why it is special.
The kids can put on a show
or sing a song to add to the film.
When your filming project
is complete you are guaranteed to leave him with a smile and the kids
will have a blast making it.
Decorative Check Book Covers.
Check book covers can be purchased at orientaltrading.com. To locate
them put the words check book covers in the search block. Decorate card
stock with markers. You can do a picture, words, or a geometric
design. Once completed place the card stock into the plastic check book
cover. It simple, functional and very cute. I did this project at
my the Holiday Workshop at my children's school and it was a great easy
This is a great present for the Dad who loves the ocean. Take a large
baby food jar (or any jar that size) clean and remove all labels. Fill
the bottom, about ¾ of an inch, with colorful fish tank gravel. Add a
few miniature sea shells and add a small piece of some artificial
underwater greenery. Mix some blue food coloring to water and fill the
jar. Tightly secure the lid and you have an ocean paperweight.
House Key Holder
Compliments of Family fun magazine
A personalized rack that
Dad(and everyone else) can use to keep track of car and house keys.
Two picture hangers
2 ½ by 12 inch pine board
Several wooden spoons ( purchased at a craft store)
Twine or yarn
Small brass cup hooks
First, attach the picture hangers to the back of the pine board
according to the package directions.
Decorate the wooden spoons with colored markers to resemble each person
and pet in your family. When they're done coloring, fashion hairdos by
gluing on pieces of yarn
Next, glue the handle of each spoon to the back of the pine board, as
shown, so that the characters are spaced equally apart.
Once the glue dries, screw a brass hook into the board below each
character, and the rack is ready to give as a gift.
Note: Rather than drawing the face you can cut out the face from family
photos a glue in place and then draw the body. Also for a more
personalized touch add names.
Personalized Note Pads
This is a simple but
useful present. Have your child decorate the top of a piece of paper
(the size you want your note pad to be) and then take it to a copy shop
or printer to be made into notepads
You will always be safe with something
homemade or baked. It is a rare father who will pass up a treat made
from their child. The kids can help make cookies or a cake and decorate
it. How about chocolate covered pretzels or chocolate covered
strawberries. Fudge is quick and easy to make. Dad will love it.
Purchase a tee shirt
Dad’s size and a package of tee-shirt transfers from you local craft
Create an image or your computer or scan a picture.
Follow the directions on your tee-shirt transfer package to print and
transfer the image to the shirt. Be sure to remember when creating your
image to flip it prior to printing so that it prints properly on the
shirt. Note: When ironing the transfer on to the shirt be sure to do it
on a flat surface NOT an ironing board.
This a project that I did at the
holiday workshop for my kids school. It is a little tough to do, little
ones will need help, but it turns out great.
Manila File folder
(6) 1 inch long brass fasterners
Old road map
Medium size rubber band
Scissors and white glue
If the file folder has
a tab on it, trim off the tab so that the edges of the folder are even.
Open the folder and lay it down on your work surface with the outside
of the folder facing up. cover the entire outside of the folder with
glue. Cover the folder with paper from an old road map, trimming off the
extra paper so that it fits exactly.
While the glue is
still wet, turn the folder over and fold the bottom and top of it to
make an envelope with a flap. Hold the folder closed with clothespins
until it dries
Punch a hole in the
top and bottom of each side of the folder. Punch a hole in the middle of
the folder flap. Also poke a hole in the middle of the bottom half of
the front of the holder, but not through the back (Ask a grownup for
help with this hole since the punch will not reach.)
Put a paper fastener
through each of the four holes on the sides of the folder. The fasteners
can be folded tight to the folder if it is going to contain only one or
two maps. If you want to make a larger folder that can fit more maps,
just loosen the paper fasteners slightly on each side.
Put a fastener in the
holes on the flap and and bottom front of the folder. Flip the end of a
rubber band over the paper fastener on the flap of the folder. To close
the folder, just slip the other end of the rubber band over the second
This can be
made into a “Nuts and Bolts” box, Tackle box for hooks and lures, Desk
Organizer for paper clips and rubber bands, Jewelry box for rings and
tie tacks. You will need a small plastic case with compartments, Foam
sticky letters spelling “DAD”,
and decorations specific for your theme. For example, you can use a
hammer and nails for a “Nuts and Bolts” box. Decorate the top of the
box, add the word Dad and fill with Dad’s special items.
Car Wash Kit
the kids decorate a bucket using permanent markers or non-washable
Place somewhere to dry
Once the work of
art is dry have them fill it with everything dad needs to wash his car.
Examples include sponges, paper towels, cleaning products and an IOU to
wash his car for him
No-sew fleece pillow
You can make dad a great floor
pillow to use for watching TV and it can be personalized based on his
hobbies or interests.
This is an awesome project that
I did with my Girl Scout troop. We used
colors with a pattern on one side and a coordinating solid color on the
other side. We used pillow filler rather than a pillow form and they
turned out great. Just make sure you use enough filler and get in all
of the corners. It does take some time to tie all of the knots so you
may want to allow a few takes to do this project so that the kids do not
Fleece fabric (when choosing the fabric consider Dad’s hobbies or
White pillow form or you can use white pillow filler
Iron on letters or Fabric paint
Measure fleece fabric to the desired dimensions, then add 4 in. to your
measurements for all four sides to allow for the pillow’s fringe. Cut
two identical-sized panels out of the fleece, according to your
measurements. You can use the same fabric or a different color on each
Hold both fleece panels together. Cut a row of 1-in.-wide vertical
strips along one side of both fleece panels. Repeat for all four sides.
Tie knots along three of the four sides of the fleece panels by tying
one vertical strip (from the fleece panel on top) together with one back
strip (from the fleece panel on the bottom) and knot tightly.
Three sides of the fleece panels
should be closed, creating a pocket. Tuck the pillow form or the white
filler into the pocket. Now knot the remaining fleece strips on the
last side to close up the pillow cover.
Personalize it by adding DAD
using iron-on letters or fabric paint.
Photo Wallet card
Create a portable
photo album for Dad to keep in his wallet
Clear contact paper or packing tape
Family pictures – trim and cut into shapes to fit nicely into a
collage. You may want to use mostly faces since this is a small area.
Trace a credit card onto card
stock and cut out the shape. Arrange pictures on card stock in a
design that you like and then glue them. Write a special greeting on
the back, you may want to include the age of the kids. Next cover the
front and back if the card with clear contact paper or clear packing
tape leaving an 1/8 inch border on all sides. Note: you can also
laminate the card at a copy shop.
Mini Travel Kit
a sturdy, expandable plastic envelope from an office supply store. Make
sure it is small enough to fit into the glove compartment of your car.
Have the kids decorate the front (keep dad’s interests in mind with the
decorations) Fill with on-the-road essentials: map, pen, sticky notes,
gum, roll of quarters, package of tissues, package of hand wipes, hand
NOTE: This can be
altered to be used as a “first aid kit” simply filling with Tylenol,
Band-Aids, Neosporin, etc.. OR a “Travel toiletry kit” by adding a
toothbrush, and travel size toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and shaving
Pen holder personalized for dad
You will need an empty soup can
washed with the label removed.
White glue or decoupage paste.
Old magazines or photos
Have your child select a theme
that relates to dad. For instance is he a golfer? Does he love
soccer? Is he a football fanatic? Does he love water sports?
Then go through pictures and
magazines pulling images and words to use to decorate the soup can that
match his interests. Be sure to cut out the pictures in different
shapes to give it some character. Paste the selected images and words
to the soup can “collage” style. Let it dry overnight and fill with
pens, pencils or special treats.
Note: You may want to combine
this craft with our edible treat idea and make some homemade fudge or
chocolate pretzels. You can then wrap them and put the treat inside
the can. Wrap the can in cellophane paper and put a bow on it. Dad
will love it!
Create a “Sweet” Father’s Day
One piece of each of the following miniature candies (Tootsie Roll,
Jolly Rancher, Hershey Bar, Pay Day and M&M)
Take the card stock and at the
top put the following words: YOUR ARE THE GREATEST DAD IN THE WORLD
BECAUSE… You can either print these words with a marker or create them
on the computer and glue them on to the card stock.
Glue each piece of candy in a
straight line down the left side of the paper. Leave space between and
next to each piece of candy to write/computer generate a clever message.
At the bottom write HAPPY
FATHER’S DAY DADDY. You can either print these words with a marker
or create them on the computer and glue them on to the card stock.
YOUR ARE THE GREATEST DAD IN THE
make us roll with laughter”
the jolliest, sweetest Dad in the world”
"You are an All-American
“You work so hard for all of us”
love you More and More each Day”
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DADDY