Father's Day Crafts for Kids


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.
  4. Attach to can using double backed tape. Poke hole through paper where the can holes are.
  5. Bend wire for handle and insert through holes. Bend each end up to secure handle.
  6. If children are old enough, have them write down reasons they love Dad. They can also draw small pictures for him.
  7. 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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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.

Pink foam hand plant poke for Dad.

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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.

Note holder with note pinned on.

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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.

decorated can

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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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May 22, 2017

Decorated boxes, such as a sturdy photo box, become the perfect storage container for Dad's favorite photos, cards, and other memorabilia. This is a page about how to make a Father's Day memory box.

Decorated photo storage boxes.

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May 16, 2017

This cute jar filled with peanuts is a nice inexpensive gift the kids can make for Father's Day. This is a page about, "I'm nuts about you!" recycled jar craft.

Father's Day Gift Idea

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May 23, 2016

A great project for the kids to make Dad for Father's Day or his birthday is a small first aid kit for home or office. This is a page about making a first aid kit for dad.

Making a First Aid Kit for Dad

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September 5, 2017

Make a fun Father's Day or other special occasion gift for the special dad in your life. Making a shirt and tie bookmark for dad, is an easy Father's Day craft.

Father's Day Bookmark

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May 16, 2017

Kids can make this simple Father's Day gift using a paint stick, ruler, and a marker. This is a page about, "Dad, you rule" ruler craft.

Paint stirrer ruler.

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