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Father’s Day is just around the corner and i don’t know about you but i always struggle to think of gifts ideas. I could think of a million things for my mum, but my dad(s) are a whole other story. I find it even harder to choose gifts from the kids for daddy. Does anyone else have that problem?

If you do, fear not, because i have scoured the internet looking for the best DIY Fathers Day crafts and gifts ideas. I think it’s a time-honoured tradition in a lot of families to make homemade gifts for Father’s Day and i’m sure most daddies would prefer something that you’d put some thought and effort in to, over a giftcard or money.

The internet is full of inspiration and i ended up finding some awesome projects for you to try out at home with the kids, so hopefully they will help your prepare for the 21st June.

Here they are, 15 Fathers Day Crafts For Kids:

Fathers Day Crafts For Kids

1. Framed or canvas photo via Freckle Photo – Venture outside with the kids for a Father’s Day photoshoot and write sentimental messages on their hands or feet for a more personal touch.

2. ‘Dad’ painting via Thriving Home Life – Here is one that even a non-crafty person can easily do. Simply use painters tape to create a shape or word and then let your kids go to town with painting all over it. The messier the better!

3. DIY typography glasses via Mr Printables – This template is free to download and pretty straight forward to construct. Wear them or you can also fold them up and pop them into an envelope with a message to use as a Father’s Day card.

4. Shadow photos via Two Girlz Stuff – A lovely idea but obviously only achievable on a sunny day so it may need some pre-planning.

5. Six pack of treats via Soap Deli News – If dad has got a sweet tooth, then this homemade six pack of treats will go down pretty well. Decorate the bottles with washi tape or stickers and fill them up with yummy goodies!

6. Photo puzzle gift via eHow – If dad likes photography or to have family photos close by, then this photo puzzle would make the perfect gift. Choose a photograph with sentimental value or one that really means something to him. He’ll treasure it forever.

7. Lego key holder via Mini Eco – If dad is forgetful and tends to lose his keys a lot, then he’ll really appreciate this lego key holder which you can personalise however you want.

8. Shrinky dink tie tack via Oh Happy Day – this looks super cool and is so easy to make. Why not make one for each of your kids to give to daddy or take a family photo and use that instead? This shrinking process isn’t restricted to tie tacks either, it works just as well for keyrings too.

Fathers Day Crafts For Kids

9. ‘Hero Called Daddy’ via Shanty To Chic – The poster is available as a free printable so all you need to do is take some prints of your hands and voila! You’ve got some gorgeous artwork to present Dad on Father’s Day.

10. ‘Daddy’ art via Lovely Design – Also available as a free printable and is a great craft idea for kids that enjoy cutting and sticking.

11. ‘Dad Rocks’ paperweight via Crafts By Amanda – This is made using saltdough, which as we all know is super quick to make and kids love playing with it. This paperweight would look great for dad’s desk at work or in the study at home if he has one.

12.Car t-shirt via The Blue Basket – This is the shirt that lets daddy stretch out and relax while playing with the kids!  They make great Father’s Day gifts and offer a unique and fun way to interact with the kids, plus daddy gets a free back massage. What’s not to like?

13. Treat jar via Sister’s Suitcase –  A fun treat jar that is perfect for dad’s desk at work.

14. Handprint mugs via BHG – Treat dad with a handmade mug and breakfast in bed when he wakes on Father’s Day. He’ll appreciate the gesture and the sentimental gift.

15. Salt dough footprint heart via Roaming Rosie – This is a great project for kids of all ages because it is easy to make and easy for little hands to help. Mould salt dough in to heart shapes and then let the kids make an impression in it with their feet. They will make a lovely keepsake for dad.

About Vikki

Vikki is the co-founder and style editor of Daily Essential Magazine. She lives in Kent with her fiancé Keith and two little superheroes, Riley 3 and Harry 1. She works as a freelance writer and parenting/lifestyle blogger and has a huge passion for kids fashion and interiors. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, travelling and photography and has rather large obsession with Instagram and all things monochrome.

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