3 Easy Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

3 Easy Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

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By Babysits, 6 min read

A special homemade gift is always a nice present, whether it’s for Father’s Day, someone’s birthday, or even just to show how much you care. These 3 simple craft ideas for kids will be sure to make dad smile this Father’s Day, and every other day of the year!

Take a look at our step-by-step video tutorial on creating these 3 simple crafts for Father’s Day! For a more detailed description, read our blog below.

1. Shirt & Tie Card for Dad

Kids Craft Shirt and Tie Card for Dad

This fun card design is simple enough to do with kids of all ages!

What you’ll need:

  • Colored paper (thick paper will work best)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
    Kids Craft Shirt and Tie Card for Dad Step 1 - Fold a piece of colored paper in half to create your card.

Step 2 - Draw two lines of equal length on either side of your card. Draw the lines approximately 2cm from the top of the card.

Step 3 - Using your scissors, cut along the lines.

Step 4 - Open the card and cut out the top 2cm section from the back page only.

Step 5 - Close the card and fold along the cut sections at an angle to create the shirt’s collar.

Step 6 - Using colored card of a different color, cut out a long diamond-shaped piece to form the basis of your shirt’s tie. Now cut out a separate piece of card for the tie’s knot. Tip: to make this part easier, you could try drawing a decagon (a shape with 10 sides) and then cut the shape in half! Glue this piece in place.

And we’re done! In a few simple steps, you can create a shirt & tie card for your dad this Father’s Day. Write a special note in it for him, and he’ll be very proud of your creative abilities.

2. Superhero Dad Bookmarks

Fun and Easy Superhero Crafts for Kids

All great dads are superheroes in our eyes! Create a fun personalized gift this Father’s Day with a DIY superhero bookmark.

What you’ll need:

  • Colored paper (thick paper will work best)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Compass (or any object that you can use to trace circles)
  • Paint or markers
  • Ruler

Fun and Easy Superhero Crafts for Kids

Step 1 - Cut a long rectangular shape from colored paper to form the basis of your bookmark. Tip: trace around an actual bookmark to get the right length and width!

Step 2- Cut a long rectangular shape from a separate color of paper. Glue this piece behind your bookmark. This is the superhero’s cape!

Step 3 - Cut two right angles (hint: a right angle has a 90 degree angle) and glue these pieces to the top of your bookmark. The triangles are the cape’s finishing touches!

Step 4 - Using a compass, draw a circle and then paint that circle in a color which reflects your dad. The circle will be used as a head for your superhero dad bookmark!

Step 5 - Carefully cut out your circle. Tip: this step might require help from a parent or babysitter.

Step 6 - Glue your circle in place at the top of your bookmark.

Fun and Easy Superhero Crafts for Kids

Step 7 - To create eyes for your superhero dad, use black paint or a black pen to draw two dots onto white paper. Once dry, carefully cut them out. Tip: this step might require help from a parent or babysitter.

Step 8 - Cut out a thin strip of paper in the same color as your cape. Glue this piece in place to create a superhero mask and trim its edges.

Step 9 - Glue your superhero dad’s eyes in place.

Step 10 - Trace the outline of your superhero dad’s hair onto a blank piece of paper.

Step 11 - Paint or color your superhero’s hair in a color which reflects your dad and then carefully cut it out.

Step 12 - Cut out a lightning bolt shape using the same colored paper as your cape and mask, and then glue it in place in the centre of your bookmark.

Step 13 - Glue the hair in place, and you’re done! Your dad will love his new superhero bookmark this Father’s Day.

3. Number 1 Dad Ribbon

Homemade Gift Idea Number 1 Ribbon for Celebrations

Is your dad the best dad in the world? Then he deserves a number one dad ribbon!

What you’ll need:

  • Colored paper (thick paper will work best)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Compass (or any object that you can use to trace circles)
  • Ruler

Homemade Gift Idea Number 1 Ribbon for Celebrations

Step 1 - Using a pair of scissors, cut two long rectangular shapes from colored paper and then cut out a triangle shape from the end of each rectangle.

Step 2 - Cut out two large strips of paper (approximately 4cm in width and 20cm in length).

Step 3 - Begin tightly folding the paper one section over the other until both lengths of paper are folded.

Step 4 - Combine both lengths of tightly folded paper together by stapling both ends together. Once stapled, fold the paper inward to form a circle!

Step 5 - Using a compass (or simply just a circular object) trace a circle onto colored paper and carefully cut it out.

Step 6 - Trace a number one and a hash symbol (pound sign) onto brightly colored paper (we chose yellow!) and carefully cut them out. Tip: the hash symbol is tricky to draw and to cut out so it might require help from a parent or babysitter.

Step 7 - Glue the number one and hash symbol in the centre of your circle.

Step 8 - Staple the ribbon into place.

Step 9 - Glue the circle into place.

And you’re done! Your dad will feel extra special this Father’s Day with his number one ribbon.


We believe being a dad is an incredibly important task, and that dads should be celebrated all year round! So we hope you enjoy bringing a smile to your dad’s face with our 3 easy crafts for kids. If you’d like to know more about being a superhero dad, be sure to check out our Daddy Daycare article. And if you enjoyed this DIY for kids, we have plenty more fun and simple crafts for kids!

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