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Father's Day Crafts for Kids

Nothing means more to Dad than a Father's Day gift made by his children. This is a guide about Father's Day crafts for kids.


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By 4 found this helpful
June 3, 2011

Children love making and giving gifts which they always put their hearts into, so why not let them give both to Dad on his special day. Here is an easy, but heartfelt gift for them to create. An adult will need to help with the handle, but the kids can design the rest.

Approximate Time: 1 hr.



  1. Remove label from can and wash thoroughly.
  2. Drill a hole on each side of can at top. (Adult should do this step.)
  3. Cut a piece of paper the width of the can and long enough to wrap around, just like the label was. Let the kids decorate the label.
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  5. Attach to can using double backed tape. Poke hole through paper where the can holes are.
  6. Bend wire for handle and insert through holes. Bend each end up to secure handle.
  7. If children are old enough, have them write down reasons they love Dad. They can also draw small pictures for him.
  8. Tear off reasons and pictures and fold each one up. Put all of them inside can. If the children are too young to write, ask them to tell you and write down everything they say.

I did this with my grandchildren and one of my youngest granddaughter's reasons was that "Daddy's feet don't stink". Of course that one went into the bucket along with the rest and I'm sure "daddy" will love it! My oldest granddaughter said that she loves how daddy's hugs feel. Dad will feel like a king on Father's Day!


We decorated ours to look like a paint pail and wrote "Heartbeats for Daddy" on it. We put all the love notes in a zip lock bag that had hearts on it and tied it with ribbon and put it in the pail. Then we attached this poem that I wrote for them. Please feel free to use it.

Here's a can I filled for you
But paint you will not find
Instead you will discover
All the love I feel inside

You mean the whole wide world to me
So a shirt just would not do
Instead I put in bits of my heart
Of what I feel for you

As you read each heartbeat
Please know I feel them every day
You are my special Daddy
And in my heart you'll always stay

By Mary from Palm Coast, FL

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June 17, 2009

Glue your hand print to the top of pencil or dowel and poke into a nice plant for Dad and he will smile all day.

Approximate Time: About 30 minutes




  1. Trace around your hand on a piece of skin tone colored craft foam.
  2. Cut out and glue down the thumb and three fingers leaving the pointer finger up.
  3. Cut out letters to spell DAD from card stock, construction paper, or white craft foam.
  4. Glue to front of hand.
  5. Cut strips of paper or foam to make a "#" sign and a number "1".
  6. Glue to the finger.
  7. Glue hand to the top of a pencil or dowel stick.
  8. Poke into a plant and give to dad or grandpa!

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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June 12, 2009

Father's Day is just around the corner. So let the kids create these cute baseball cap note holders for Dad. They would also make cute place card holders for a baseball themed birthday party.

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May 29, 2015

Cute, easy idea for kids to do for Father's Day! Have them make him an instant tool or pen/pencil holder for his desk or workshop.

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June 2, 2014

I can't come up with an idea of what to make my Dad for father's day. He likes Minecraft and Marvel and doesn't like sports. Please help!

By Amanda M.

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