Check out these Father’s Day crafts and activities Dad will be sure to love!
Every June, a special day rolls around to honor the fathers and father figures in our lives. This season can be a remarkably fun time to celebrate these men your church. What a sweet, God-given blessing fathers are to so many!
Here’s some ideas to help the kids within your ministry celebrate their father (or uncle, grandpa, or even mom!). Thank God for fathers!
Father’s Day Crafts and Activities
- Dad ROCKS! This paperweight craft can be made from a homemade dough (airdry clay would work too!) and rocks that spell out, you guessed it, “dad rocks”.
- This photo holder made out of a rock can also convey the encouraging declaration of “Dad, you rock!” Note that the wire in this craft will require special manipulation from adult hands.
- “I love you to the moon and back!” this space themed photo card craft is bound to be framed. Whether depicted as an astronaut or a space rocket, the message endures. A printed photo of the child’s face with the message in white crayon on black paper is bound to POP!
- This compilation article includes a ton more ideas, like a Scripture covered sunflower!
- These watercolor space bookmarks communicate “Dad, you’re out of this world!” Cardstock and ribbon give the watercolor paint an excellent place to shine. Just be sure to let the bookmark completely dry before putting it to use in dad’s latest read!
- Looking for a way to celebrate dads who love to fish? Grab your twine, googly eyes, and construction paper, because this cupcake liner fish card make it extra fun to say “Dad, you’re REEL-y great! You’re o-FISH-ally the best! or You’re simply FIN-tastic!”
- Golf Ball Extravaganza! What better way to say “Dad, you’re tee-rific” than with an embellished golf ball. Sharpies and golf balls—it’s “Un-fore-getable.” “Par-fect” even.
- Batter up! This handprint baseball card says “Dad, you’re a homerun!” This article even includes a free template to create the craft.
- Grill masters everywhere, beware! Dad is firing up the grill. This DIY apron for Dad is a precious gift for dad to grill up some hamburgers in. Fabric paint is key to make sure the apron stays vibrant after washing.
- This foam finger Father’s Day craft, with printable template, can be customized with a cheery “You’re #1, Dad!” Appointing an adult to use a hot glue gun will help make the foam finger endure much cheering.
- Nothing says, “You’re a winner!” quite like a trophy. This DIY trophy craft is assembled with Styrofoam cups, gold foil (or wrapping paper!), pipe cleaners, and tape. It’s perfect to gift the MVP dad!
- Another award-themed craft is this paper plate winning ribbon craft! Some paint, plates, and gold star stickers create a sweet award for an award-winning father.
- “I’m your #1 fan, Dad!” This hand-stamped football craft turns the child’s handprint into a football! This craft is easily customizable to accommodate any other sport ball.
Keychain Father’s Day Crafts
- This beaded message keychain can feature a super cute message with dad’s favorite colors! The keyrings and waxed-linen thread make this craft something that will make dad smile every time he reaches for his keys.
- Want to give dad a hand? This handprint shrinky dink keychain is a great addition to dad’s keyring. Access to an oven is required for this keychain craft. Shrinky dink film can also be used to create other keychain wonders—like a personalized necktie. Be sure to punch the keychain hole before putting the film into the oven!
- Bring a slice of nature to dad’s keys with this wood slice keychain craft. Kids can use paint or permanent markers to personalize the slice. Pre-drilling a small hole into the wood slice before painting is important to note!
- This thumbprint keychain is incredibly precious and can even create a heart out of the child’s thumbprint! What a sweet reminder from child to dad!
- Hammers and washers—the ultimate way to convey “I love you”— hand stamped washer keychains. From the heart and from the hand, using a steel letter stamping kit on a concrete surface will be imperative for the success of this Father’s Day craft. Kids can select their word or phrase and help stamp the washer.
More Handmade Father’s Day Crafts
- This fingerprint dish will become a cute catchall spot for dad. Fingerprints or handprints make the craft extra personal. This craft uses air-dry clay which requires a few days to dry before painting. If sending the not-yet-dry-dish home, consider sending a little container of acrylic paint home with the artist!
- Need more hand-print themed craft ideas? This article is loaded with a ton of options! (Craft number four brought a smile to my face!)
- This handprint tree craft can include encouraging words that thank dad for helping the child grow up!
- Touch down! This football-shaped, handprint-photo keepsake is nothing to punt. While the homemade dough only bakes for hours, the memories will last forever! This craft can be molded to depict other sports as well. Printing a photo of the child with an actual football would complete the vision.
- “Dad, you’re incredi-bowl!” These instructions for painting a ceramic bowl are a fun way to extend an uplifting sentiment. Using a pun is a great way to get a lover of dad jokes to laugh heartily! Not noted in the article, but using oil-based sharpies would be an easy way to avoid having to bake the bowl before using.
While there are dozens of ways to creatively say, “Happy Father’s Day, Dad!” simply sharing the sentiment means the most. Honoring the fathers within your church is an incredible way to bless the families within your ministry.
No matter who a child is thinking of, helping them honor their father-figure is an incredible blessing.