Homemade father's day crafts and easy projects for kids to make for dad on father's day.
Child's Hand Print
Mix 1/2 cup salt, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and 1/4 cup water in a large bowl; when mixed add 1 cup white flour and knead well.
Form dough into a softball-sized shape and roll out with a rolling pin. Press your child's hand into the clay (with fingers spread).
Bake at 250 degrees F. for several hours. After it's cooled your child can paint her handprint using acrylic paint. Label the handprint with your child's name, age, year the handprint was created, etc. You can also etch into the clay before baking something like "Hands down best Dad", "Handy Dad", etc.
Have your child draw a picture, color a design, or write a poem to dad on a heavy piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardboard. Place the finished product between two sheets of clear contact paper. Use the placemat to serve dad his next meal, maybe Father's Day breakfast in bed.
Take 6 3 1/2" floppy disks. Lay one disk face down and glue four disks (one disk to each side) and glue the last disk on the top to make a box. Cut 5 pieces of construction paper so they fit on the floppy disk, leaving the metal at the bottom exposed. Cut out 5 photographs of family members so they are the same size as the construction paper. Use double-stick tape to attach one picture to each piece of construction paper and then use the double-stick tape to tape one picutre onto each side and onto the top floppy. This makes a nice gift for dad to have on his desk at work.
Using refrigerated bread dough, have your child make different shapes with the bread such as braids, hearts, circles, maybe spell out "DAD", "#1 DAD", etc. Bake the creations according to the package instructions. These fresh-out-of-the-oven creations can be served to dad as part of breakfast in bed on Father's Day.
Draw dad a picture on construction paper. Add stickers if you like. Some ideas could be to trace a picture of your hand and underneath put the words: "Best Dad in the World, Hands Down". Next draw, cut out or photocopy a picture of a trophy. Paste it on construction paper, colour the trophy and include a poem for dad, or write the following under the picture of the trophy: "1st Place Winner for #1 Dad".
Write dad a letter starting with the words:
"You're the Best Dad Because"
in huge red letters .... then fill in the reasons you think that way.
Have the kids cut out pictures from old magazines and newspapers. Try to find pictures of stuff that dad would be interested in, eg., gardening, boating, sporting events, etc. Paste the pictures on a big piece of construction paper. Add a special poem for Father's Day.
Decorate a basket and then fill it with stuff that your dad would like. If dad's a chocolate fan, fill the basket with Hershey Kisses, homemade Brownies, chocolate cookies, small candy bars, small bags of M&M's, etc. If your father's a gardener you could fill it with seeds, hand tools, plant markers, etc. Try to think of what dad likes the most and then fill the basket with stuff related to it.
Peanut Butter Clay
- 1 c Creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 c Instant powdered milk
- 3 tb Honey
- Peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips and coconut for decorating
Stir the peanut butter, powdered milk and honey together in a medium-size bowl until dough is smooth. If it's dry add more honey; if it's too moist add more powdered milk. Kids can form form it into critters of their choice, then decorate their artwork with peanuts, raisins, chcolate chips or coconut. Store unused dough in the refrigerator.
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