Father's Day Crafts Kids Can Make

 

How to Make Printable Father's Day Cards
and Gifts for Father's Day

 

"I Love You Berry Much" Printable Father's Day Card Craft

This card not only looks adorable, but it smells like real blueberries as well!
Children of all ages will savor this fun craft!

What you will need:

Educational Insights Blue/Blueberry Scent Stamp Pad

White Cardstock (Heavy Paper)

Green Highlighter Marker

Scissors

Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Markers

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How to Make the "Love You Berry Much" Blueberry Card Craft:

1. Print out the card pattern or write the words, "I love you berry, berry, berry, berry, berry much! on a piece of card stock leaving enough room between the words to fit the blueberry fingerprint figures.

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2. Color the plant leaves with a green highlighter marker and then use the tip of one of your fingers to stamp the blueberries on the card.

3. Use a black fine-tipped marker to draw eyes, legs, and arms on the blueberries to give them character.

(You can also make this for Mother's Day.)

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"Dad, You're Out of This World" Paper Plate UFO Craft

"Dad, You're Out of This World" Paper Plate UFO Craft www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

9-inch Paper Plates

Printer Paper

Scissors

Sequins

Glue

Water Color Paint

Colored Pencils

 

How to Make the Father's Day UFO Craft:

1. Print out the patterns and cut them out. If you aren't a member, you can draw the picture and write the words yourself.

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2. Fold the paper plate in half and use the "cutting pattern" to cut a hole in the paper plate. Trace around the pattern. Cut out the shape from the paper plate by first cutting a slit through the folded edge of the paper plate and then opening the plate to cut the rest out. Fold back the flap you cut in the paper plate.

If you want to save time, you don't have to cut a hole in the paper plate. You can just glue the top of the UFO pattern to the folded paper plate instead.

3. Paint or color the paper plate and color the picture of the alien.

4. When the paint is dry glue the edges of the paper plate together. Glue the alien picture and the words to the paper plate UFO.

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"Dad, You're Out of This World" Paper Plate UFO Craft

Dad, Your Out of this World" Paper Plate UFO Craft Kids Can Make www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

9-inch Paper Plates

Printer Paper

Scissors

Sequins

Glue

Water Color Paint

Colored Pencils

Pom poms, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners for the alien

 

How to Make the Father's Day UFO Craft:

1. Print out the patterns and cut them out. If you aren't a member. you can just write the words on the paper plate instead of gluing the pattern on.

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2. Fold the paper plate in half. Cut around half the inside circle of the paper plate leaving the folded edge connected. Fold up the part you cut out to make the top of the UFO.

If you want to save time, you don't have to cut a hole in the paper plate. You can just glue the top of the UFO pattern to the folded paper plate instead.

3. Paint or color the paper plate UFO.

4. When the paint is dry glue the edges of the paper plate together. Glue the saying pattern onto the folded up flap, and decorate the UFO with sequins.

5. To finish make an alien out of pom poms and pipe cleaners and place it in the UFO.

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"Dad, I would roll out the Red Carpet for You Any Day" Folding Craft Stick Card Father's Day Craft for Kids

To make this unique father's day card craft sticks are taped together so that the craft sticks can be folded out to form a canvas "red carpet" and folded up to form a compact stack of sticks.

What you will need:

WoodsiesWoodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, red acrylic paint

Glitter glue

Red Ribbon - 1/4"

Glue Gun

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, long ways, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

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5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and Folding Craft Stick Diagramtape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Paint the sticks red leaving the tips of the craft sticks unpainted. When the acrylic paint is dry use a black marker to write the words.

8. Use glitter glue to outline the "red carpet."

9. Glue a ribbon on the top of the row of craft sticks.

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"Things I Love About You" Father's Day Folding Craft Stick Card

The craft sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the stack they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks.

What you will need:

WoodsiesWoodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, crayons, or colored pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because they smear.)

Ribbon

 

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

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5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Draw out your design on the craft stick canvas with a pencil. If you make a mistake, you can erase it. When you are happy with your design paint it with the acrylic paint. When the acrylic paint is dry use a black marker to outline your shapes and write the words.

8. Glue a ribbon on the top of the row of craft sticks.

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Variations of this Craft Made by Followers

 

Craft Stick Father's Day Card Craft for Kids    

Lilah made this Craft Stick Father's Day Card

She didn't make it so it folds up, but instead glued crafts stick to the back in the opposite directions. She glued twine to the top to hang the plaque.

   

 

"Dad, You're Beary Special!" Father's Day Card Craft for Kids

Remove the little bear from the father bear's arm and the words "Dad, You're Beary Special!" are revealed. Print out the pattern onto brown card stock and all you have to do is color the ears pink and cut out the patterns.

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What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Scissors

Colored pencils

Glue

 

How to Make the "Dad, You're Beary Special!" Father's Day Card Craft:

1. Patterns for this craft are available to members only. If you aren't a member, draw a big bear and a small bear that will fit in the arm of the big bear on to card stock.

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2. Cut out bears.

3. Cut around the arm of the big bear so that the little bear can be inserted under the big bear's arm.

2. Write "Dad, You're Beary Special!" on the stomach of the big bear so that it isn't visible when the little bear is in the big bear's arms. Pattern available to members.

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"Dad, You're Pawsitively Grrreat!" Father's Day Picture Frame

 

Dad, You're Pawsitively Grrreat! Picture Frame Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Scissors

Glue

A photograph of your mom or dad and you.

 

How to make the Pawsitively Purrfect Picture Frame:

1. Patterns for this craft are available to members only. If you aren't a member, use a computer program to make a frame shape and print it out onto card stock. Cut out the frame, and the center of the frame.

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2. Print out the paw print patterns onto different colors of card stock and cat pattern onto a cat colored paper (available to members only), cut them out, and glue them to the frame. If you aren't a member you can use clip art or draw the paw prints and cat onto the frame.

You can also buy a cheap frame from a Dollar Store, glue the pictures onto the frame, and write the saying on the frame with a permanent marker.

3. Draw a picture for your mom and place it in the frame, or use a picture of yourself and your mom.

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"Dad, You Brighten up My Life" Father's Day Card Craft for Kids

 

Father's Day Card Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Card stock, yellow paper cup, glue, scissors, and markers.

How to Make a Sunshine Father's Day Card:

1. Cut the rim off the cup.

2. Mark one inch from the bottom of the cup all the way around.

3. Cut slits about 1/2" apart all the way down to the 1" mark.

4. Fold down the rays to make the sun.

5. Glue the sun to a piece of paper.

6. Write the words "Dad, you brighten up my life!" on the paper. (A pattern for this craft is available to members.)

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"Dad, I Love You to Pieces" Father's Day Card Made with Puzzle Pieces Craft for Children

Love You to Pieces Father's Day Puzzle Craft www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Card Stock (Heavy Paper), large puzzle pieces from a child's puzzle, acrylic paint in different colors, and permanent markers.

How to Make a "Dad, I Love You to Pieces" Father's Card Made with Puzzle Pieces:

1. Turn your puzzle pieces over and paint at least two coats of acrylic paint on each piece.

2. Write "Dad, I Love You to Pieces" on a piece of card stock.

3. Glue the puzzle pieces on the paper with the saying and then write things on the puzzle pieces that make your Dad special such as "You are patient, kind, gentle, listen to me, etc."

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"Dad, You have all the Right Tools to Make a Great Dad!" Father's Day Card For Kids

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What you will need: Paper, colored pencils, markers or crayons.

The inside of the card says,
You're level-headed.
You're as sharp as a tack.
You make sure I measure up.
You hold me tight when I am scared.
You straighten me out when I do something wrong.
And you're just a little bit nutty!"


Written by Carolyn Warvel

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The pattern for this card is available to members only.

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"I Can Help My Dad" Printable Book and Activity

I Can Help My Dad Printable bookI Can Help My Dad

I can help my dad build a dog house.
I can help my dad dig.
I can help my dad pack.
I can help my dad at the store.
I can help my dad pick berries.
I can help my dad build things.
I can help my dad plant a tree.
I can help my dad with the camp fire.
I can help my dad fish.
I can help my dad feel good!

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"Dad, I'm Nuts About You!" Father's Day Card Craft

Father's Day Card "I'm Nuts About You" Card Craft for Father's Day www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Colored computer paper, black construction paper, peanut-colored construction paper, scissors, and glue.

How to Make This Printable Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the Peanut Patterns onto peanut-colored construction paper and cut them out. (Printing Problems?)

2. Glue a colorful piece of paper to a black piece of construction paper.

3. Glue the arms and legs onto the peanut man and glue it onto the colorful paper.

4. Write "Dad, I'm nuts about you!" or something similar on the picture and then glue the small peanuts around the outside of the picture.

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"Dad, Make No Bones About it, You're Top Dog!" Card Craft for Kids

Father's Day Card Craft - No bones About it www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Paper

Colored pencils

Markers or crayons

Glue

 

How to Make a "Dad, Make No Bones About it, You're Top Dog!" Card Craft for Kids:

1. Draw a picture of a dog with a bone in it's mouth as shown in the picture. If you would like the ears to flop down, draw the ears straight up so that when you cut them out you can bend them down as shown in the picture. Patterns for this craft are available to members only.

2. Cut out the dog, fold down the ears, and glue it to another piece of paper or card stock.

3. Write "Dad, there's no bones about it, you're Top Dog!" on the bottom of the card.

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Note: This card uses two idioms. An idiom is an expression or phrase whose meaning cannot be deduced from the literal definitions, but refers instead to a figurative meaning that is known only through common use: "No bones about it" - no doubt, and "Top Dog" - the best. Also the "Big Cheese" card and the "Apple of my eye" card below, use idioms. You can use these cards to introduce idioms to your children.

 

"Dad, You're the Apple of My Eye. I Love You to the Core!" Card Craft for Kids

"Dad, You're the Apple of My Eye.  I Love You to the Core!" Father's Day Card Craft of Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Paper, an apple cut in half, red and green paint, and markers.

How to Make a "Dad, You're the Apple of My Eye. I Love You to the Core!" Card for Father's Day:

1. Fold a piece of white paper in half to make a card. At the bottom of the page write, "Dad, you're the apple of my eye. I love you to the core!" A Pattern for this card is available to members.

2. Cut the apple in half lengthwise. Squirt some red paint onto a paper plate. Use the apple as a rubber stamp. Rub the apple around in the paint until the cut side is covered with paint. Then stamp the apple onto the front of the card.

3. Use your finger tip to make a worm, and paint a stem and leaves on the top of the apple. Let the paint dry then use a marker to add eyes, legs, and antennae to the worm.

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"Cookie Filled with Love Father's Day Craft" for Kids

Cookie Filled with Love Craft for Father's Day www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Cupcake wrappers, 8" x 8" piece of tissue paper, ribbon, computer paper, hole punch, and ingredients to make cookies.

How to make a "Cookie Filled with Love" Father's Day Craft:

1. Print out the "Cookie Filled with Love Poem" Pattern onto pink paper (Available to members only) or print it out on a heart shape. *Note - You must include the author of the poem if you are copying the poem.

 

Cookie Filled With Love Written by Carolyn Warvel

Dad, I made this special cookie just for you.
It’s to thank you for all you do.
I Added lots of sugar because you’re so sweet.
You deserve this delicious treat.
A little bit of vanilla because you add flavor to my days.
I can’t even begin to count the ways.
A teaspoon of cinnamon to spice up the dough.
Because you always pick me up when I feel low.
I’ve also added some things you cannot see,
But they’re important, I’m sure you’ll agree:
A cup of love and some great big hugs
But let’s hope there aren’t any bugs!

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2. Make your favorite oatmeal cookies or other cookies that includes vanilla and cinnamon. Don't forget to throw in some love and hugs!

3. When the cookies are cool place one in a cup cake wrapper and place it in the middle of the piece of tissue paper. Bring up the sides of the tissue paper and tie with a ribbon.

4. Punch a hole in the heart-shaped poem and string the ribbon through the hole and tie it in a bow.

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How to Make a "Dad, You'll Always be Top Dog with Me!" Printable Father's Day Card

Father's Day Card Craft for Kids - "You'll Always be Top Dog to Me!" from www.daniellesplace.comYou lift me up when I am down.
You take time to listen to me,
Even when I don't have anything to say.
You teach me new things.
You make me feel special.
You carry me when I can't carry myself.
You let me help even when I'm not very helpful.

This card is available in color or in black and white. Print out the Pattern and glue it to a piece of construction paper. (Available to members only.)

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"You're Grrreat" Father's Day Card for Kids to Make

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What you will need:

Typing paper

Crayons

Scissors

Textured paper or construction paper

 

How to Make a "You're Grrreat" Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the Bear Pattern and the bear's Clothes Pattern. (Printing Problems?)

2. Color the bear and cut out the clothes patterns. Use the clothes patterns as a template to trace onto textured paper. Cut out the clothes and glue them onto the bear.

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"Big Cheese" Father's Day Card Craft for Kids

Father's Day Craft - Big Cheese - from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Yellow construction paper

Crayons

Yarn for tail and whiskers

Tape and glue

Marker

Pink or red fun foam hearts

 

How to Make a "Big Cheese" Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the Pattern or draw a large egg shape on a piece of card stock. Cut out the pattern. Fold down the top of the egg shape to make the mouse's face. Cut out ears and feet shapes and glue them to the mouse. (Printing Problems?)

2. Cut yarn for the whiskers and the tail and tape them to the back of the mouse so that they can be seen from the front. Glue a pink fun foam heart on for the nose or cut a nose shape from construction paper.

3. Cut a cheese shape from yellow construction paper and draw on little circles for the holes. Write "Dad, you're the Big Cheese" on the piece of cheese and stick it in the mouse's mouth. Tape it to the mouse so it doesn't fall out.

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"Dad, My Love for you Goes On and On!" Dog Card Craft for Kids

Dog Father's Day Card craft for kidsWhat you will need: Legal-sized paper, colored pencils, and scissors.

How to Make a"Dad, My Love for you Goes On and On!" Dog Card Craft:

1. Print out the Pattern and cut the cards out. (Printing Problems?)

2. Color the dogs and fold them as shown.

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"Dad Rocks" Paper Weight For Kids to Make for Father's Day

Dad Rocks Paper weight craftWhat you will need:  Small rounded river stones, (I found some at Wal-Mart by the house plants), plaster of Paris, paint, tacky glue, tiny googly eyes, permanent marker and a mold.

How to Make a "Dad Rocks" Paper Weight for Father's Day

1. Make the mold according to the directions for the sea shell paper weights.  Make the plaster cast at least 2 days before you are going to make this craft. The plaster needs time to dry.

2. Paint the plaster cast paper weight and let it dry. Add the words "Dad Rocks!" or whatever you would like it to say.

3. Pick a stone out for each member of your family. Pick ones that remind you of your family. If Dad is the biggest person in your family, than you should pick the biggest rock for him, etc. Glue the stones into the mold using tacky glue. Place the larger rocks in the back and the smaller ones in the front.

4. Spread tacky glue all around the inside of the plaster cast and arrange the rocks.

5. Glue tiny goggly eyes on to each rock. The children may want to add mouths and noses with permanent markers.

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Pencil Holder Craft for Dad

pencil holder craft for Father's DayWhat you will need: old magazines, colored paper, glue, construction paper, and an empty tin can.

How to Make a Pencil Holder Craft for Dad:

1. Make sure your can is clean and there are no sharp edges.

2. Cut out words from magazines describing your dad. You can also use the Word Patterns. Print them out onto different colors of paper and cut around them. (Printing Problems?)

3. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit around your can. Tape it to the can. Glue the different words to the construction paper making a collage.

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"A Wiggle and A Giggle, I Love You so Much I Just Have to Giggle! "Father's Day Card Craft for Children

Father's Day Card Craft Kids Can Make from www.daniellesplace.comThe little bear on this card wiggles back and forth.

What you will need: Card stock, crayons, scissors, and tape.

How to Make a "A Wiggle and A Giggle, I Love You so Much I Just Have to Giggle! "Father's Day Card

1. Print out the Pattern for the Bears, cut them out and color them. Cut out the curly cue looking thing on the solid lines to make a snake. (Printing Problems?)

2. Print out the Card Patterns and cut them apart. Tape the bears to the center of the card. Tape the outside end of the snake to the card and the inside end to the back of the bear. This will allow the bear to wiggle back and forth when the card is picked up. (Printing Problems?) How to Print or Copy these instructions.

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Recommended Children's Books for Father's Day

835644: Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad

Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad
By Mercer Mayer & Mercer Mayer(Illustrator) / Harpercollins Publishing

Little Critter is so excited to help his dad! From making him breakfast, to mowing the lawn, and fixing the toilet, Little Critter finds predicaments wherever he goes-but his dad is grateful for the help all the same. This book is ideal for emergent readers with its basic language, word repetition, and whimsical illustrations.

See "I Can Help My Dad" Activity below that goes along with this book.

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8398X: Mercer Mayer"s Little Critter: Just Me and My Dad

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter: Just Me and My Dad
By Random House Books for Young Readers

This well-loved Little Critter picture book has become a modern classic. It's the tale of a father-and-son camping trip filled with Little Critter's mistakes and good intentions. In spite of difficulties, however, the happy father and son manage to put up their tent, catch fish for dinner, and sleep beneath the stars. In spite of minimal text, the story is full and rich, with endearing illustrations from start to finish.

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"I Can Help My Dad" Printable Book and "Litter Critter" Activity for Father's Day

I Can Help My Dad Printable  Book for Father's Day"I Can Help My Dad" Printable Book

What to do:

1. Print out the Book and assemble the pages. (Available to members only.)

2. Read "Just Helping My Dad" by Mercer Mayer (See link above.) You should be able to find this book in your local library. After reading the book ask your child if he or she noticed that in every picture there are little critters. Go through the book, page by page, and help your child find the spider, mouse, and any other little critters on each page.

3. Help your child read the "I Can Help My Dad" printable book and then suggest that he or she draw in little critters like Mercer Mayer's "Little Critter" books. (above)

4. Visit the Little Critter Web Site to find out more about Mercer Mayer, download apps, print out coloring pages, read interactive books, download songs, and much more.

 

Free "I Love You a Bunch!" Father's Day Card Craft

Father's Day Craft - Dad I Love you a bunch!" from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Card stock

Purple Dotters or ink pad, or purple paint

Markers

 

How to Make a "I Love You a Bunch!" Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the Grape Leaf Pattern and cut apart. Use dotters to make the round grapes. If you don't have dotters, you can use your fingers and dip them in paint or an ink pad. You could also use a carrot that has the top cut off to dip in the paint or a round sponge to make the grape shapes. (Printing Problems?)

2. Draw little faces on each grape to finish.

3. If children use their fingerprints, they can write, "Thumbbody loves you."

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"Dad, I'm Nuts About You" Father's Day Gift for Dad

Dad, I'm nuts about You, Father's Day gift for DadWhat you will need:  Jar with a lid, sand paper, epoxy glue, tacky glue, peanuts or other nuts, paper glue (rubber cement) and gold spray paint.

How to Make a "Dad, I'm Nuts About You" Father's Day Gift for Dad:

1. If you are using a metal lid, sand it to make it ruff. Have an adult spread the epoxy glue over the top of the lid and then put small amounts of glue on the peanuts and stick them to the top of the lid.  Let the glue dry. Use tacky glue (a child can do this part) to glue the rest of the nuts on the top making a pile of nuts.  Let the glue dry and then paint with gold or other color of paint.

2. Draw a label on a piece of paper and write, "Dad, I'm nuts about you!  Decorate the label and glue it onto the jar.

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"Just You and Me"

Just You and Me Book for Father's Day

Just You and Me
By Sam McBratney / Candlewick Press

Little Goosey and Gander Goose are on a walk down to the river when strorm clouds roll in. Gander Goose tries to find a place to hide during the storm but every place seems to be taken by other animals. The other animals offer to share their warm places, but Little Goosey is scared of storms and doesn't want to share a place with anybody else when the thunder comes. They end of sharing a warm place with all the animals without knowing it, but Little Goosey gets to finish their walk down to the river with just Gander Goose.

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Make a Goose Family from paper plates to go along with this story. See the Duck and Goose Craft and Learning Activities Page.

Use the paper plate geese to act out the story or make up your own stories.

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"Daddy's Girl" Picture Frame Craft for Father's Day

Daddy's Girl Father's Day giftYou can also write "Daddy's Boy" or "Just like Daddy" instead of "Daddy's Girl".

What you will need:  Camera, clothes to dress like each child's dad such as a baseball cap, a tie and suit, brief case, golf clubs, fishing outfit, etc., card stock, glue, crayons and markers.

How to Make a "Daddy's Girl" Picture Frame:

1. Take a picture of your child in his father's clothes or doing something that his father likes to do like reading, watching TV, gardening, playing baseball, cooking, working on the car, etc

2. Cut out a frame to fit the picture and write a saying on the bottom. Have your child decorate the frame.

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"You Hold the Keys to My Heart!" Father's Day Card Craft for Children

You Hold the Keys to My Heart Father's Day CardThe inside of this heart-shaped Father's Day card says,

"Thanks for teaching me each day and showing me the Way,
for helping me to see how I can be Free! ©Carolyn Warvel

Your children will enjoy making a key chain with keys to go along with the card. They can write things their fathers do for them on the keys such as "Gives great hugs, Teaches me right from wrong, etc."  The card also come with a lock that can be inserted into the card and a butterfly that can be glued onto the front or inside of the card. This craft is available to members only on The Resource Room. Follow the link - "Key to my Heart Card". (Printing Problems?)

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How to Make a Car Air Freshener Craft

Car air freshener Father's Day giftCar air freshener Father's Day giftHere is a gift that just about all dads can use.  These patterns can be adapted to look like the child's father or the child that is giving the gift to dad.  On the father air freshener you can put a little note on it that says, "World's Best Dad" and on the child's you can put something like, "I love you, Dad." Makes a great Father's Day gift.

What you will need: Fun foam to match skin tone. Fake hair to match the child's or father's hair.  Felt to make clothes. Yarn or string to hang the freshener, glue, wiggly eyes, permanent markers, eyelet lace and ribbon, air freshener oil (found where you buy car air fresheners)

car air freshener Father's Day giftHow to make:

Print out the patterns for the Father and Daughter, Son. (Printing Problems?)

Cut two of each pattern to make one freshener.  There will be a face on the back and the front of each freshener so that it looks good from all directions.

To make the daughters face cut 18 pieces of yarn 9 inches long.  Loosely tie 9 pieces of yarn together in the middle for one face and do it again for the face on the back of the freshener. Glue the hair on in the middle of the heads.  Glue the arms and feet onto the dress and then glue the body onto the head to complete one side of the doll. Glue the other dress and the other head to back of the completed side so that the freshener can be viewed from any angle. Tie the yarn for the hair together on each side of the head to make pony tails. Braid the pony tails and tie ribbons onto the end.  Finish by gluing on eyes and drawing a mouth and nose.  Add eyelet lace to the bottom of the dress.  Put some air freshener oil on the felt to make the freshener smell good.

To make the father follow the same directions as for the daughter except for the hair. Add hair to make it look like your father or husband.

To make the son, use the same hands, face, and feet pattern as the daughter, but use the son clothes.

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How to Make a Paint Stick Note Holder Man Father's Day Gift

paint stick note holder man Father's Day giftWhat you will need: 

Paint stick (you can probably get them free from any place that sales paint), 

Craft spoons,

Mini-spring clothes pins

Fake hair (or something to make hair out of)

Wiggly eyes

Markers

Pain

Material

Tiny wooden circles

Glue

How to Make the Paint Stick Note Holder:

1. Glue craft spoons onto the back of a paint stick about 4 inches down from the top at a 45 degree angle to the craft stick to make the arms. 2. Cut the small ends off two craft spoons to make feet and glue them on to the bottom of the craft stick. 3. Glue on two tiny wooden circles for ears, and wiggly eyes. 4. Cut out clothes from material using your doll to make the pattern and then glue them on. 5. Glue on a clothes pin on each arm so that the man can hold notes. 6. Use markers to draw on the mouth and shoes and paint or color to finish. 7. Put a tiny note in one hand and write something on it to give to dad.

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How to Make a Wallet Filled with Love Father's Day Gift

Greatest Dad in the World CardUse this poem to go along with a wallet filled with coupons for hugs, kisses, and chores, etc.

A Wallet filled with Love

All the money in the world could never compare,

To all the hugs and kisses and the ways you show You care,
I wish I could repay you for everything you've done. If you open up this wallet, you'll see how I've begun
.

by Carolyn Warvel

 

 

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Wallet Filled with Love Craft for Father's Day

What you will need:  Construction paper, glue, scissors, picture ofchild (optional), markers, crayons. Note:  If the child's father needs a new wallet, you might want to use a real wallet instead.

How to make:

Wallet Filled with Love Craft for Father's Day1.Position the construction paper so that it lays lengthwise.
2.Fold the top and bottom edges down 1/2 inch in towards the center of the paper and glue the flaps down.
3.Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
4.Position the paper so that the fold is on the bottom.
5.Glue the top closed 3 3/4" in from the left side of the paper and 2 3/4" in from the rightside.
6.Fold the right end in at line A towards the center.
7.Fold in right end in again at line B so that line A meets line C.
8.Fold the left side in 2 1/2" towards the back at line D.
9.Then fold back the end 1 1/2" from the end at line E.
10.Fold in again at line C.
11.Glue the top and bottom edges down on the left folded flap so that you can still fit a business card inside the slot.
12.Print out the Blank Coupons and have the children write in the middle things they want to give or do for their dad.  They may also want to color them. (Printing Problems?)
13.Print out the Poem to glue onto the inside far right of the wallet when it is completely open or just write the poem on  the inside of the wallet.
14.Print out the Business Card, cut out and place it into the slot in the wallet on the inside left. (Printing Problems?)
15.Glue the child's picture on the inside middle panel.
16.To Finish decorate the outside of the wallet and wrap it up with wrapping paper to give to dad.

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How to Make a Picture for Daddy Father's Day Card

Picture for Daddy Father's Day CardHere's a simple poem you can use to make a card for Dad.  This makes a great Father's Day gift from young children.

A Picture For You 

Here's a picture I drew for you .
I cannot write so it will have to do.
If I could, I would like it to say:
"Have a happy Father's Day!"

by Carolyn Warvel

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How to Make a Baby Foot Print Picture

Baby Foot Print Picture Craft Here is a poem you can use with babies for their dad.  Write or type the poem below on a piece of white paper.

(Please include the author when using this poem for your craft. Do not publish a copy of this poem on the web.)

Make a border or use clip art. Press the child's feet into a "safe for children" paint and then onto the paper. When the prints are dry, glue (using rubber cement) the whole paper onto a piece of construction paper for a frame.  You can also add some yarn at the top to hang the picture.

A Father's Role

On this paper you will find,
some tiny footprints that are one of a kind.
They 're here to remind you the role you play,
in the foundation that you lay .
God has given you this great treasure.
Teach her right and share her pleasure.
She learns from you in every way,
so be careful of the words you say.
Hold her tight and calm her fears.
When she cries wipe away her tears.
In all these things she feels your love,
and learns to trust the Lord above.                   

  by Carolyn Warvel

Copyright Notice -Even though many of the crafts on this site are free, they are still copyrighted. They may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, except for use in your local church, school, home, library, and other organizations. It is illegal to copy any part of this craft and place it on another web site, bulletin board, or personal web site. To request permission to copy this material for any other use than personal use contact me by e-mail.

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How to Make a "Greatest Dad Ribbon" Craft for Father's Day

Greatest Dad Ribbon Award CraftHow to make:

1. Print out the ribbon patterns onto card stock , cut them apart and color. To make it extra special, you can cut the blue ribbon hanging from the bottom and replace with a real blue ribbon.

Ribbon Pattern that says, "World's Greatest ______" - You fill in the word you would like. (Printing Problems?)

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How to Make a Father's Day Craft for Kids on Other Web Sites

Kaboose.com - Lot's of Father's Day Crafts for Kids including: Family Marble Magnets, Printable Cards, Rock Family Plaque, Pompom tie guys for Dad, Father's Day Mug, Smiley Dad Desk Accessory and much more.

DLTK's Craft Site - Father's Day Crafts, Father's Day Songs, Father's Day Games and Puzzles, Father's Day Recipes, Father's Day Printables and Worksheets.

Enchanted Learning - Father's Day Crafts including: Coupon Card for Dad, Dad Card, Tie Card, Delightful Dog Card, Cat Card for Dad, Brown Paper and Ribbon Card, and Scary Pop-up Card for Dad, Dad Letter Frame, Twig Easel, and Rustic Twig Frame.

FamilyFun.go..com - Father's Day Crafts including: Barbecue Apron, Caterpillar Messenger, Cast Catchalls, Ladybug Tie Tack, Father's Day Throne, Wallet, Father's Day Cards and much more.

Artists Helping Children - This web site has a comprehensive link to sites with Father's Day Crafts.

 

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