5 Father’s Day Quick Crafts

Photo by Petr Kratochvil via Creative Commons license. by allison creasy

Father’s Day is on Sunday, and if you’re like me, you wait until the very last minute to whip something together with your charges. After going through the countless adorable ideas for Father’s Day crafts on Pinterest, I settled on these five. These ideas are super easy (and cute) and are sure to make your DadBoss’ special day even more special.

You’re Tie-riffic!

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers, colored pencils, or paint
  • Stickers (optional)

Instructions

  1. Have your charge decorate a piece of construction paper with paint, markers, stickers, sparkles, or anything else you can get your hands on.
  2. Draw the outline of a tie and have your charge cut it out using safety scissors. Lend a helping hand to younger kids here, nannies!
  3. If your charge can write, have them write “You are tie-riffic!” on a blank piece of paper. Cut this piece out and paste it to the dried, decorated construction paper. Voila! You’re all done! DadBoss now has a cute keepsake to remind him that he is tie-riffic all year long!

Best Dad Award

Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Paint or stamp pad
  • Markers

Instructions

  1. Dip your charge’s hands in paint or onto the stamp pad then place hands onto construction paper.
  2. On the construction paper write, “My dad is the best… hands down!”

Father’s Day Coupons

Materials

  • Paper
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Stapler or ribbon
  • Hole puncher

Instructions

  1. Sit down with your charge and brainstorm fun and easy ways they can help dad around the house. (e.g., Sweep the floor, clear or set the table, bring Dad his slippers, etc.)
  2. Cut the paper into 3x5” rectangles. You can make as many or as few as you want. We made seven, one for each day of the week.
  3. Write down each idea you come up with on each piece of paper. You can have your charge decorate a separate one to use as the cover.
  4. Put the “coupons” together either with a stapler or with ribbon to create your very own coupon book for Dad!

From the Bottom of My Heart…

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Paint or stamp pad
  • Markers

Instructions

  1. Dip your charge’s feet in the paint or stamp pad and place them on the paper with their heels together and toes pointing out to create the shape of a heart.
  2. Outline the footprints with a marker to make the heart shape more defined.
  3. Around the heart write, “From the bottom of my heart, to the tips of my toes, I love you, Dad.” This is such heartfelt keepsake, especially from younger children to their dads.

I Love You This Many           

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Paint or stamp pad
  • Markers

Instructions

  1. Dip your charge’s hands into the paint or stamp pad and place them on the paper. They can do two prints or more if they would like.
  2. On the construction paper, around the handprints write, “I love you this many. Happy Father’s Day.”

These super easy and quick Father’s Day crafts are sure to make it a special day for DadBoss, and your charges will feel so proud of any one of these homemade crafts!