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Father’s Day is on the horizon, which means it’s time to start brainstorming Father’s Day gift ideas. Before you scroll through all the Father’s Day gifts on Amazon, consider going the homemade route this year with a DIY gift in the form of a Father’s Day craft.
An easy craft is a great way to get kids involved in Dad’s gift, instead of simply writing their name in a Father’s Day card. They can color, paint, and glue a unique masterpiece together that Dad can treasure for a lifetime. After all, it’s the homemade gifts that truly stand the test of time. They may not be museum-worthy creations, but they carry a lot of heart. And for Dad, that’s everything.
He can add his homemade gift to the fridge to see whenever he grabs a bite to eat, take it to the office to look at when he misses the family, or stow away in his nightstand for safekeeping. However he chooses to display the gift, one thing is for sure: He’ll hold onto it for a long time.
Browse through our curated list of crafts, sourced from our favorite bloggers and brands. There’s a cute suit craft for the office Dad and a baseball craft for the sports lover, among many more great Father's Day craft ideas.
Secret Spy Card
Have Dad decode his Father's Day card. Add inside jokes, secret messages, and gems of information for him to discover. He'll be impressed with your smarts and overjoyed that you took the time to make such an intricate gift.
Get the Secret Spy Card tutorial at Pink Stripey Socks.
Candy Surprise Bow Ties
Give Dad the gift of his favorite treat! To make, tie a rubber band around the center of a candy bag to shape it into a bow tie, then tape a drawing of a bow tie to the front.
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
Kate Franke (she/her) is the editorial assistant at Woman’s Day. She loves all things lifestyle, home, and market related. Kate has a BAJMC in Magazine Media and BA in Writing from Drake University. She is a proud ASME alum whose work has appeared in Food Network Magazine, The Pioneer Woman Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Modern Farmhouse Style, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, and more. Next to writing, Kate’s two favorite things are chai lattes and pumpkin bread!
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