Think outside the box, get crafty, and give experiential gifts to Dad this Father’s Day. I’ve curated some of my fave finds from across the interwebs – cool ideas including a homemade car wash kit, super cute cards and themed cupcakes. Read on for more!
Here are my 10 fun finds for Father’s Day gift giving:
1. Every kid wants to make an awesome card for Dad, and store-bought cards are often pricey and less meaningful. Dad will want to keep these crafty cards forever, and maybe even frame one! Check out Creative Father’s Day Cards for Kids to Make.
2. Many dads are super handy around the house, so this Easy Kid-Made Popsicle Stick Fix-it Sign is perfect for those types! All you need are popsicle sticks, some hardware knickknacks, a Sharpie or markers and some glue to make this delightful sign.
3. What about a useful gift that will keep Dad organized and let him spend time with the kids? If your child loves helping Dad wash the car, this Daddy’s Car Wash Kit is the perfect homemade gift. Decorate a pail or bucket with paint or stickers and fill with essential car care products including soap, scrubbers, a chamois and wax.
4. A Father’s Day picnic is always a great idea. Pack a basket with all of Dad’s favourite foods and enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at a neighbourhood park – or even your own backyard if that’s easier with little ones!
5. I just have to include this one from Martha! Her Father’s Day Tee-Time Cupcakes are perfect for golfer dads and you can create an entire course by decorating 18 cupcakes with different numbered flags, and the remaining six with sand traps. How adorbs is that? Probably best for Mom and older children to make.
6. Learning to fly a kite is a rite of passage for kids, so have them craft this simple paper kite to give to Dad and they’ll create cherished Father’s Day memories together.
7. Apparently a classic (I’ve never made one), Candy Bar Posters are a fun and creative way to say Happy Father’s Day. Use the free printable template and choose your own words to make a “sweet” card.
8. One of my favourites as a child was the rock paperweight. I think my dad still has one I made somewhere (you’re the best, Dad)! Search your yard or a nearby park for a flat, smooth rock. Wash thoroughly and let dry. With acrylic paint, your child can paint Dad’s face, an insect or animal, or simply “Dad rocks!” If they are too young to draw, an abstract design works great, too.
9. For something quirky and fun, repurpose one of Dad’s old ties to make into a Shiny Snake! A few craft supplies including filling, fabric glue and felt and you’ve got Dad’s new pet snake.
10. Spoil your Pops with Father’s Day Coupons. Make your own or try these free printable ones. They can entitle the bearer to free hugs, back scratches, work around the house, breakfast in bed and so much more.
Happy Father’s Day!