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These Father’s Day crafts for kids are so much sweeter than a tie

You can only do so many things with a tie, and you know Dad’s already got a closet full of them. This Father’s Day, it’s time to think outside the (tie) box and consider a gift that could be much more meaningful.

Seriously though, we all know dads are big piles of mush on the inside. The main man in your life is probably going to tear up when your kids present him with one of these cute crafts on Father’s Day morning:

Dad’s tool box

Father's Day box
Image: SheKnows

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.

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Follow in Dad’s footsteps picture

Footsteps picture - Father's Day gift
Image: SheKnows

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.

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