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10 Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make for Their Dad Heroes this Father’s Day

An article posted in All Posts Fun Family Activities Board Book Inspiration on May 20, 2019

What do you get for the man who has everything but is also the man who is everything to you? As Father’s Day approaches, children everywhere look for ways to show their dads just how special they are. While you can spend a lot of money buying the special men in your life an extravagant present, they will most likely prefer a gift from the heart.

Fortunately, there are tons of DIY Father’s Day gifts that even little ones can design and make that will show their dads how much they are loved. Today, we are sharing some of our favorite DIY gifts for dad to help you get started.

Making Memories Jar

For the dad who is big on experiences and quality time, kids can create a Making Memories Jar. The idea is for kids to write down special activities they want to do with their dad and place these ideas inside a jar for dad to pull out when he is ready for some special one-on-one time. For example, write these potential experiences on scraps of paper, LEGO blocks, or popsicle sticks and place in a mason jar.

Handprint Art

Handprint art never gets old and is always appreciated because it visually marks your child’s age and size. Plus, you can put handprints on anything and make it go from boring to special. For instance, handprint art can appear on much more than a canvas. If Dad is a grill master, have the kids put their handprints on an apron. If Dad is a businessman, have the kids put their thumbprints on his tie.

Personalized Mug

Dads who love coffee will love it even more when they drink it from a kid-decorated mug. There are tons of ideas online for personalized mugs for dads. For example, you can use Sharpie markers to design and decorate a mug just for dad. Then, bake it at 250 degrees for 2 hours.


If Dad has a sweet tooth, create a personalized candygram just for him. Your kids will love thinking of funny puns to use when crafting the candy-coded message for their dad. For example: Dad, you deserve “100 grand” for Father’s Day, but it wasn’t “PayDay.”

Personalized Keychains

Generally, dads aren’t gifted with alphabet necklaces or bracelets like moms. However, you can incorporate those same tools (alphabet beads, leather or plastic string) to make a manly personalized keychain. Let kids string the message, such as BEST DAD, and then add the split ring (key ring).

Car Wash Kit

Some dads love detailing their cars. If this sounds familiar, then he’d love the gift of a car wash kit. Instead of buying a pre-assembled kit, take the kids to the store and let them pick out the various supplies. Then, decorate the bucket!

Photo Coasters

Even the most novice DIY crafters can make beautiful tile photo coasters using mod podge. Purchase white ceramic tiles from a hardware store and have photos printed. Then, using mod podge and brush, you will coat the tile. Next, place the photo on the coated tile and cover it with mod podge. You will apply several coats and let it dry for a couple of days before using.

DIY Tie Rack

Speaking of ties, if your family is big on giving Dad ties for Father’s Day, this year take it up a notch. Build him a DIY tie rack using wood boards, a hammer, and nails. For full instructions, check out this Craftaholics Anonymous Tutorial.

Popsicle Stick Bookmarks

For dads who are avid readers, have kids design and make silly popsicle stick bookmarks. Use craft supplies you have on hand, such as markers, construction paper, and felt, or splurge for wiggly eyeball and mustache stickers to add a more personalized popsicle-stick-person flair.

My Dad is Great Personalized Board Book

Make Dad a gift he will treasure for years to come. Pint Size Productions My Dad is Great Board Book is perfect for Father’s Day. This playful book is designed to let you show Dad how much he means to you. This unique board book allows you to add eight photos and customize the book with a special inner dedication area.

In addition to Pint Size’s My Dad is Great Board Book, we also have 9 Father’s Day Board Book Ideas To Make The Perfect Gift For Dad. We hope you find just the right way to say “I love you, Dad” this Father’s Day.