Gift and card ideas for the Dad in your life!
Father’s Day is right around the corner. Like, two days away kind of around the corner. If that is taking you by surprise: never fear! Some of these activities are so quick and easy that you’ll be totally prepared. Dad’s are so important to our little ones (and to us big ones too!) that it’s paramount to show them how much we love them! What better way to do that than to create something for them with our own hands? Come take a look at some things you and your kids can do for Father’s Day!
1 – Father’s Day Fill-in-the-Blanks
This is always entertaining, especially if you have little ones. I did it with my 7-, 4- and 2-year-olds. It’s super speedy to fill in, and always gives a laugh. Like when my youngest said that Daddy’s eyes are the colour of poop! 😂 (By the way, this is my first printable!! Tell me what you think!)
2 – Handmade Card
Show love to your Dad with these handmade cards! We used these DIY cards for Valentines Day, but they would be perfectly wonderful for Father’s Day.
To check out the tutorial for these handmade cards just click on this link: Handmade Father’s Day Card.
3 – Fire Starters
It’s almost summer which, for many Dads, means lots of outdoor fires. Maybe Dad likes his fire while camping. Maybe he likes to sit and have a fire in the backyard. Either way, these DIY Fire Starters are sure to impress Dad (and kids will be so proud!) when they light these babies up! They even have the matches and sand paper right on them, so Dad won’t have to waste his leisure time searching for a lighter. Fun for old and young children! Click here for the DIY Fire Starter tutorial. (Be sure to supervise the use of these!😉)
4 – “Love, Love, Love” Sign
Now this is actually a project that will take some time and effort, but it has more longevity too! I have three kids, so the Beatles reference might not make as much sense if you have another number of children. If you have one child you could put up your hand print, your husband’s hand print and your child’s. That would be cute. Or your three favourite children… KIDDING!
For my sign I sanded (gradually to 240 grain) then stained three pieces of wood and let it dry. Then I helped each do their hand and foot print and waited for that to dry. Then my son wrote his letters by himself and I helped the girls do theirs.
This DIY wooden sign is attached together by hooks. It has a large self-leveling hook on the back.
For the bigger kids I just had their heels sticking off the edge of the wood so I didn’t have to make the wood any bigger or the “V” any wider. I used acrylic paint and, while it was still wet, I could wipe off any smudges (of which there were many!).
I made a little display of it and put it in my hallway. I love, love, love it!
No matter what you choose to do to celebrate Father’s Day I hope you have a great day. And to all the Dad’s out there, “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!”