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Fun and easy crafts just for Dad

Skip the hats, ties and boxers this Father’s Day and make Dad a special gift he can cherish forever. These fun, easy and interactive gifts help bring out your child’s creativity and make great keepsake gifts.

Dad’s tool box

Father's Day box

Your kids will love creating this special handmade and practical gift for Dad — and you will love this gift because it will help keep Dad organized.

What you'll need:

  • Cardboard shoe box
  • Tie print out
  • Black and silver spray paints
  • Foam brush
  • Mod Podge

What you'll do:

  1. Remove the lid from the shoe box and spray the lid and the box black and silver, respectively.
  2. While your paint is drying, print and cut out a tie shape for the top of the box.
  3. Once your box is completely dry, use a thin layer of Mod Podge to adhere the tie to the lid.
  4. Completely cover the lid and the tie image with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
  5. Allow to dry completely. Repeat with other graphics on box sides if you wish, such as his favorite sports team's logo.
  6. Fill the box with some old or new tools.

Follow in Dad’s footsteps picture

Footsteps picture - Father's Day gift

This sentimental gift for Dad is sure to be cherished for years — plus it’s simple and modern, and will look great in Dad’s office!

What you'll need:

  • Wrapped canvas
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Cardstock paper
  • Markers

What you'll do:

  1. Apply a coat of paint to the bottom of your child’s foot with the paintbrush, covering the bottom completely.
  2. With your child sitting down, gently bring the canvas to your child’s foot.
  3. Gently press your child’s foot and toes against the canvas.
  4. Let dry.
  5. On a piece of cardstock paper, write, “Daddy, I love you and I love following in your footsteps!”

Tip: You can paint the saying on the canvas with a smaller paintbrush if you have enough space.

Handprint tile paperweight

Handprint paperweight - Father's Day gift

Another practical gift for Dad’s office is a tile paperweight, which can also double as a coaster!

What you'll need:

  • Ceramic tile piece
  • Craft paint suitable for ceramics
  • Sharpie pen
  • Paintbrush

What you'll do:

  1. With a Sharpie pen, write, “Happy Father’s Day!” on the tile.
  2. Apply a coat of paint to the palm of your child’s hand with the paintbrush, covering it completely and then press hand to ceramic tile carefully.
  3. Let dry 48 hours.
  4. After 48 hours, place your tiles in a stoneware baking pan.
  5. Before turning your oven on, place your tiles in the oven.
  6. Heat your oven to 325 degrees F, then bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the tiles from the oven and cool completely before handling.

Tip: If your child’s hand will not fit on the tile, paint a design or picture!

More: How to make a handprint plaque for Dad

DAD pictures

DAD pictures - Father's Day gifts

This interactive gift is fun to do with the kids and captures each child’s personality.

What you'll need:

  • Camera
  • Three pieces of poster board
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Photo paper
  • Gallery frame or three coordinating frames

What you'll do:

  1. With a pencil, draw block letters on the poster board.
  2. With markers, let your kids draw and decorate each block letter.
  3. Carefully cut out the letters.
  4. Have your child(ren) hold each letter and take one picture for each letter.
  5. Print or have the pictures developed.
  6. Insert the pictures into a gallery frame (with three openings) or three separate frames.

Tip: If you have one child, do three different poses, if you have two children, double up for the “A” picture and if you have more than three children, get creative!

More: 7 Tips for better kids pictures

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