As Father’s Day approaches, many teachers are getting the last-minute craft they can send home to gift their fathers and father figures to their students’ lives. We know that every student’s home situation is different, but for those who want to participate, there is no need for easy and expensive supplies to make these Father’s Day crafts for the kids. Even when school is almost over you can send the list to parents for a craft idea.
1. Making memories with dad
This adorable jar of memory can be added for next year. Kids write their memories on LEGO bricks and put them in a jar for dad.
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2. Upcycle record
We like a good upcycle project! Do you have old records? If not, no worries … Ask your students to send something to the parents. This is the perfect time to build a coaster.
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3. “Best Dad” trophy
It’s time to show Dad (or Grandpa or Uncle) that they’re top! These trophies are last minute Father’s Day crafts for kids because they can be decorated with anything lying around you, from pom-poms to popsicle sticks to beads to pipe cleaners.
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4. Paper roll craft
It’s easy to roll out empty toilet paper rolls! Decorate them with craft paint and googly eyes and paper to make this look “daddy”.
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5. There is no “butter” pop more than you!
This adorable card is easy to make! All you need is a small canvas, paint and some yellow pom-poms.
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6. Key chain love
With this craft, Dad will be able to get a sweet little reminder whenever he holds his keys. Each student will need some paint chips, wash tape and a key ring. To make it even more special, choose Dad’s favorite color or even the color of his favorite sports team. For younger students, you may want to consider typing or writing their response for them.
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7. I love you in fragmented frames
Ask the kids to take photos or bring one from home. Then ask them to draw popsicle sticks, let them dry and add puzzle pieces to the frame! Super clever and easy to do.
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8. Clever cubes
This cute cube doubles the weight of the paper for Dad’s office. This is a good opportunity to work on geometry lessons about cubes. Each student needs a wooden cube, mod pose and six decorations, one for each side of the cube. Students can customize six directions with the message; Alternatively, students can use photos to create photo cubes.
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9. Parents pictures and poems
With a little planning (e.g., holding a photo session), your students can create this card. At this age the father will not only get a snapshot of his child, but he will also be able to read the short story written by his child. You can grab a free printable by visiting the Happy Home Fairy website (link below).
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10. Rustic photo frame
Remove, macaroni frame, rustic twig frame to stay here. Bring twigs or spend a little extra time collecting them during the class break. In the process, you can also work on a little science lesson about stalks (e.g., why some branches stop making leaves).
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11. Comic Book Coaster
This craft is not technically for children, but with a few modifications, you can use it in your classroom. (You need to avoid spray paint or do it prematurely.) If you don’t want to use comic books, you also have the freedom to change the content. If you want to use them, cut out comics from newspapers. You can also bring pictures of students, old comic book pages or even hand-drawn notes.
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12. DAD card
The cards are a classic Father’s Day gift, but they also add a little spark to the standby. Students can practice cutting their scissors by cutting along these curves. They can decorate the card with paint, stickers and other designs that represent their father.
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13. Scribble mug
You can get these white mugs at Walmart for about a dollar. You will also need paint markers and geometric shaped stickers. Students use stickers to design their mugs and then write the message. Once they are painted, the students peel off the stickers and reveal the artwork below. To retain the paint, bake the mug for about 30 minutes. (To do this you need to take them home or send them home with instructions to bake the mug.)
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14. Hooked on Daddy
It wouldn’t be a Father’s Day craft roundup without just a handprint craft! When moms turn their fingerprints into swells, dads get cut-outs of fish-themed handprints. Add a Popsicle stick and some yarn, and you’re ready to go! Depending on the age of the student, you can handwrite the bottom of their card, making it more personal.
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15. Father’s Day Goody Bag
A goodie bag that looks like Dad’s favorite shirt and tie? Perfect! All you need is a paper bag, kraft paper and tape. You can either send the bags home as they are or send them home with candy, cookies or other little treats. Tip: Be sure to pick up a few sheets of camouflage kraft paper for any dad in the Army!
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16. Swedish fish tackle box
For those dads who have sweet teeth or love to eat fish, here are the simplest Father’s Day crafts. Just pick up a plastic tackle box from the bead section of the craft store. Then fill it with Swedish fish. Finally, tie a bow and attach the printable gift tag.
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17. Duct tape tray
This craft is fun, easy and also useful. Fold with brass fasteners and secure colored duct tape to create a custom tray for storing dad keys, wallets and pocket changes.
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