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Fathers Day: 10 Gorgeous Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids

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Handmade Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Stuck for ideas for what to get Dad this Father’s Day?

Here are some great handmade gift ideas you and your child can make together.

10 Adorable Father’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas

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Daddy Put Ups


This idea is as simple as it is heartfelt, and involves your child sitting down writing down things that they love about their Dad. ‘Put ups’ as you may have guessed are the opposite of ‘put-downs.’
This lovely Father’s Day craft idea not only gives your child a chance to practice their writing skills and think about the things that they appreciate about Dad, it also provides a great opportunity to talk about the power of language, and helps them identify what are ‘put-ups’ and ‘put-downs.’


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I Love You This Much Card

Source: Tiffkeetch

 What could be cuter than a card made from cardboard cut outs of your child’s own hands. They will look so small when you look back on them one day together.

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Daddy Rocks Paperweight

Source: easypreschoolcraft 

Your child will love making this salt dough paperweight for their Father’s Day gift. Firstly it involves mixing all the super easy salt dough ingredients together (which you’ll no doubt already have in your pantry), and then getting outdoors to source some pebbles and stones to decorate it. They can even take it a step further and paint it if they want to!

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Handmade Pillowcase


This is one of my personal favourite handmade gift ideas for Father’s Day. With a plain white pillowcase and some fabric markers your child can create a simple but stunning keepsake for Dad. (And there is just something unequivocally special about capturing those wobbly heartfelt letters, isn’t there?)

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Handmade Hanger

Source: Motherhoodonadime

Not only is this one cute, and let’s kids personalise a hanger for Dad’s favourite shirt or work clothes – the threading is also great for their hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.

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Footprint bookmark

Source: redtedart

These adorable footprint bookmarks are perfect for Dads’ and Grandads’ who love to read – plus the kids will love getting their feet messy with some paint! Don’t forget to mark your bookmark with the year, so you can compare them with subsequent footprint bookmarks!

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One in a Minion Dad Card


Minions! What could be better than a cute little minion card?
Maybe a cute little minion card from your own cute little minions!

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Decorate a Cereal Bowl


What better way to serve Dad breakfast on Father’s Day than in his own special bowl?

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Framed Family Tree Print


This is another of my favourite handmade gift ideas for Father’s Day. (Yes! I am a sucker for little handprints!)

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Golf Tee Porcupine


Does Dad like a round or two of golf? These golf tee porcupines are easy to make, even for preschoolers.

How does your family celebrate Father’s day?  Feel free to share any other handmade gift ideas you may have with our community.

Don’t miss more awesome Father’s Day gift Ideas coming soon!


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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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