9 Child-Friendly Craft Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

June 13th, 2017 by

9 Child-Friendly Craft Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is celebrated by Americans on the third Sunday in June. This year, it falls on Sunday, June 18th. Make this year special by encouraging children to create something themselves and with the assistance of mom or a caregiver. Below are our child-friendly craft gift ideas for Father’s Day.

Mason Jar Ideas

This mason jar activity is a quick and easy way to put a Father’s Day gift together. The mason jar can be filled with some of dad’s favorite non-perishables and candy, or a list of activities to complete together. Depending on the decoration, supplies can be as few as a mason jar, construction paper, and scissors. Our Crafts for Kids Pinterest page features a variety of ideas for designing the exterior. Simply cut-up the construction paper into strips and write down an activity that you’d like to do with Dad, and then put them in the mason jar. Ideas can include attending a baseball game, going on a fishing trip, or watching a movie of Dad’s choosing.

Scrabble tile keychain

This Scrabble tile keychain is a break from the normal Father’s Day gifts, and sure to delight any bookworm dad. Supplies for the keychain are minimal, and it will be the easiest five points that Dad will ever get! This activity can be tricky for younger children to complete, so caregivers should be at their side to provide assistance.

Cooking apron

Is the Dad in your life a cook or known for grilling? This DIY apron is the perfect present to give the carnivore in your life. For a handprint apron that children can make instead, see here.

Cutout Frame

This cute cutout frame is a great addition to dad’s desk at the office. Your child can pick three of his or her favorite photographs to peek through the holes of the letters. For a different version of the desk frame, see here.

Coupon Book

This three-step process is easy for the youngest toddler to assemble. Coupon ideas include helping with mowing the lawn, washing the car, cooking breakfast, and other chores around the house.

Personalized Necktie

Adding Dad’s initial to the bottom of the tie is a lively way to include some spark onto an otherwise routine tie. Instead of using his initial, you can use his children’s names as well. He’ll love showing off the thoughtful gift featuring the names of his favorite people in the world.

Scrapbook Layout Craft

Children of all ages love coloring! Why not combine their artwork into a scrapbook instead of putting it on the fridge or keeping it in a folder? For a change of pace from the book format, try this scrapbook layout!


Scrambling for a Father’s Day card at the last-minute? This printable award takes a second to print, and then children can add some meaningful sentences of their own.

Happy Father’s Day from Nanny Authority

Whatever your child decides to create for dad, keep in mind that it’s the thought that counts. For more great activities to try, visit our Crafts for Kids board on our Pinterest page. From all of us here at The Nanny Authority, we hope you have a relaxing and wonderful day with your families!