7 DIY Craft Ideas: Make Father’s Day a special one

Everyone agrees that the hardest person to buy gifts for is Dad (with Grandpa coming in at a close second). But even Mr. Tough Guy loves opening up a  Father’s Day gift that pulls on his heartstrings.  .

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and soon, you’ll get to celebrate one of the most important men in your life—your dad. On that sunny Sunday in June, we think he deserves to feel appreciated and pampered. After all, he’s done so much for you all these years, from your childhood to your adult years.

 Since it’s hard to find a store-bought option that has just the right amount of practicality and heart, bust out your craft supplies and make one these Father’s Day gift ideas this year.

Many of these DIY Craft Ideas offer the chance for you and your kids to write a heartfelt message to your special guy. Here’s some of the best out of my collection of DIY Craft Ideas for Children and Adults.

DIY Craft Ideas For Children

DIY Craft Ideas for Children

DIY Craft Ideas for Children are one of the best way to enhance your child’s creativity especially for that one man he loves the most. It would also be a good idea to keep your child busy in this Summer holidays. Moreover these DIY Craft Ideas would be designed with love that any Father would be thrilled to receive something his child made with their two hands on the special occasion of Father’s Day.

I Love You This Much Card

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This one’s definitely one of the easier Card DIY Craft Ideas on this list! Kids trace their hands, and you help them cut out of a strip of paper to fold in accordion style. Add some letter stickers and you’re done!. I will be sharing you how to make it step by step.

Material Required:

construction paper, scissors, glue and rub-on letters.

How To Make

Step 1: Trace your child’s hand. You will need two handprints, one for each side of card.

Step 2: Have them cut out handprints. They may need help!

Step 3: Cut strips off paper and fold in accordion.

Step 4: Rub letters “I love you” onto front on one hand. Then rub “this much” on the accordion paper.

Step 5: Add glue to the end of accordion paper and glue onto the hand (inside of each hand).  Card for Father’s Day is completed.

Father’s Day Medal

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Every Dad deserves a medal on Father’s Day and this simple DIY Craft Ideas cardboard one is quick and easy to make with little ones. The best part is, it’s got a hidden surprise message inside the medal.


  • A4 piece of cardboard
  • Ribbon (approx. 1m)
  • Star stickers
  • Craft glue
  • Large and medium sized jar lids
  • Gold paint or paint stick
  • Small rectangular scrap of yellow felt
  • A5 piece of yellow card
  • Printed out photo (same size as smaller jar lid)
  • Scrap of red card.

How To Make

Step 1: Begin by drawing around your two jam jar lids onto the cardboard and cut them out. Paint both sides of the circles in gold and leave to dry.

Step 2: Stick half of the small rectangle of felt on one side of the smaller cardboard circle and the other half of the felt onto the larger circle to create a door effect with the smaller circle.

Step 3: Decorate the front of the medal with a number one cut from card and star stickers.

Step 4: Draw around your smaller jar lid onto yellow card and write a Father’s Day message on it. Cut this out and stick it on the back of the smaller cardboard circle on the medal. Use the smaller lid to draw around your photo and stick this on the inside of the medal on the other side to the writing.

Step 5: To finish, glue your ribbon onto the back. This DIY Craft Ideas for Children is one of the most easiest and quick to make it.

Father’s Day Appreciation Plate

DIY Craft ideas for Children

This is one of the best among the DIY Craft Ideas and easy as well for the kids. With the help of this plate we can justify right to the point of why we love our dads – or stand-in dads. The idea is to write out all the things you love about your dad or things you are grateful for.

Material Required:

White ceramic plate or mug, permanent markers with desired colours or paint and bake pen, alcohol wipes and an oven.

How To Make

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Step 1: Find a clear table as a workspace for this craft. Cover the area with a vinyl tablecloth, and set out a plate for each person who will be doing this craft. Provide plenty of permanent markers or ceramic paint markers. 

If you’re doing a design with a drawing or words, practice drawing the design first on a piece of paper. Wipe the plate with the alcohol pad. Plan out your name and placement.

Step 2: After all this prep, you’re ready to pick up the pen and get to drawing. Go slowly and carefully to avoid any mistakes or smudges. If you do make a mistake, you can use a wet paper towel or alcohol pad to wipe off the mark.

Step 3: For designs with multiple colours, start with your main colour, and then add accent colours afterward. This will keep the colours from blurring together and looking messy. Allow the drawing on your mug to dry out for a few hours or overnight.

Step 4: To solidify the drawing on these Father’s Day appreciation plates, you need to bake them. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid cracks in the ceramic by placing the plates in the oven before it heats up and leave in until it cools completely. If you’d like, you can bake the plates twice to ensure that the drawing really sets in.

Step 5: Bake for 45 minutes. Let the plates completely cool down before removing from the oven.

Origami Shirt Card

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This is one of the best DIY Craft Ideas for Children, I find a few cute patterns to make an origami shirt card for Father’s Day, complete with embellishments so you can customize it for the dads in your life.

Then finish the card with a sweet message inside, or add a photo to make it even more personal! This origami Father’s Day card is simple to make with any sheet of paper, so you’ll have a completed card in just 5 minutes.

Material Required

  • Patterned Cardstock ( about 8.5inches to 11 inches)
  • Solid Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Embellishments, optional

How To Make

DIY Craft Ideas for Children

Step 1: Fold paper in half lengthwise with the patterned side facing out.

Step 2: Open up. Fold each side of the paper in to meet the middle fold.

Step 3: Turn the paper over and fold up the bottom no more than 1 inch.

Step 4: Turn paper over again. At the end where you’ve folded over the paper, fold in the corners to meet the center, about 1 inch from the top. This will create the “collar” of the shirt. 

Step 5: On the opposite end, fold out either side of the paper so that the white or solid side is showing. Both sides should mirror each other. 

Step 6: Fold up the bottom and tuck under the folded collar to complete the origami shirt card. 

Step 7: Cut a small piece of solid cardstock about 2 x 3 inches or whatever size is needed to fit inside the card. Unfold the top and glue the the paper inside as the background for a message. Write your message on the cardstock, or add a photo if you prefer! 

Step 8: Finish the card with decorations like pom pom buttons, a ribbon tie, stickers or paper designs. Make it unique to the dad in your life.

DIY Craft Ideas for Adults

DIY Craft ideas For Adults

Surprise your father on this Day with these supercool and supereasy ideas. I will be sharing you step by step instructions. These DIY Craft Ideas for Adults are one of the best.

Father’s Day chocolate sandwich cookies

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Tell dad Happy Father’s Day with custom cutout cookies. These rich, dark chocolate cookies sandwiched together with creamy marshmallow filling will remind you of Oreos, but are even better because they’re homemade!

Ingredients Required-  

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened slightly
  • 1/2 cup Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed  Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (plus more for dusting surface)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
·      Marshmallow Filling
  • 3/4 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How To make

DIY Craft ideas for Adults

Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F. Take 2 or 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 2- Take  a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Cream until and baking powder into a mixing bowl.

Step 4- Pour  flour mixture into butter.

Step 5- Scoop out dough and flatten into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in a sealed plastic bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 6- Removedough from refrigerator and lightly dust work surface with cocoa powder to prevent sticking. Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 24 circles. Reroll scraps and cut out circles until all dough is used.  

Step 7- Set dough circles 1-inch. Press plastic alphabet stamps (stone stamps) into 12 cookies spelling out “DAD.”

 Step 8- Freeze for 15 minutes.

Step 9- Remove  and bake 1 tray at a time for 9-11 minutes until edges of cookies are set. Tops of cookies will still be a bit shiny. Do not over bake.  Cookies should be soft once cooled. 

Step 10- Remove cookies to cool completely while preparing Marshmallow Filling. 

Step 11- Cream together marshmallow cream, softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.

Step 12- To assemble cookies, lay 12 plain cookies out on the work surface. Pipe or spread an even layer of marshmallow filling on each. 

Step 13- Sandwich “DAD” cookie on top and serve.

DIY Canvas Tool Apron

DIY Craft Ideas for Adults

Does your dad love to fix things and do work around the house? This tool apron is the perfect DIY Craft Ideas for Adults to present him with for Father’s Day.

Material Required-

  • Waxed Canvas  
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins
  • Sewing Machine (With a heavy duty needle.)
  • Leather
  • Rope

How To Make

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Step 1- Measure and cut a rectangular piece of waxed canvas that goes almost all the way around your waist.

Step 2- Take the top of the canvas and fold down 1/2″, fold again 1/2″ (so the raw edge is hidden) and pin in place. Repeat the same steps with the bottom of the large piece of canvas. Straight stitch about 1/4″ in along both seams to hold in place.

Step 3- Cut a smaller piece of waxed canvas. (Mine was 17″ x 9″ – change this based on the size of your apron.)

Step 4- Fold down 1/2″, fold again 1/2″ (so the raw edge is hidden) and pin in place. Straight stitch along top seam.

Step 5- Fold each of the other three sides the same way but pin to the larger piece of canvas before sewing.

Step 6 – Stitch 1/4″ in along these three sides to attach it to the larger piece of canvas. Make sure you do not stitch the top closed!

Step 7- You can add separate pockets by stitching from the bottom seam up to the top of the canvas pocket.

Step 8- Add a small strip of leather to the side large enough to slide a hammer handle into. Make sure you stitch over the leather several times to secure it.

Step 9- I used leftover cotton rope as the ties. I cut two 18″ pieces and laid each one across the backside of the top of the apron. I stitched over the rope several times in three places to secure it.

Leather Keychain

DIY Craft Ideas for Adults

This keychain will be a great addition to any fathers day gift! I am sure that it will get a ton of use!. Moreover it’s easy DIY Craft Ideas for Adults.

Material Required-

  • Sheet of leather, Rivets, Rivet Setter, Leather hole punch- (or see me method below), Key Chain Hardware, Hammer, Scissors.

How To Make

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Step 1- To start, measure and cut your piece of leather to size.  I added a picture with a tape measure to see what size I used.

Step 2- To fold the key chain start by adding the D-ring on the square end of the piece of leather.  Fold the leather up and though the ring.

Step 3- Next you will thread the clip onto the other end of the leather and fold it down.

Step 4- At this point you should have three pieces of leather in the middle of the key chain.  Use a leather hole punch to punch a hole though all three layers. My quick method, since I didn’t have a leather punch was to hammer a nail into all three layers of the leather.

Step 5- Once you have a hole through all of the layers follow the direction that came with the rivet setter by hammering and setting the rivet.

If you take a moment, you can find a few things out there that are perfect gifts for dads who want nothing, but there are also a few DIY Craft Ideas that are sure to make your pop’s heart sing since they’re gifts that are both handmade and from the heart. And if you’re lucky, it’ll earn you one of his signature bear hugs on Father’s Day, making it a gift for everyone.

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