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How To Help Your Kids Make Homemade Father's Day Gifts

Surprise Dad on Father's Day with one of these homemade gifts created with love by his adoring children.


  • TIP: Provide paper and crayons or markers to inspire kids to create a card to accompany their Father's Day gift.
  • Step 1: Unleash the young talent with crayons to color paper plates and napkins for the Father's Day dinner for the finishing touch on a celebration the family will long remember.
  • FACT: The first Father's Day was proclaimed by the Spokane, Washington, mayor on June 19, 1910.
  • Step 2: Celebrate Dad's favorite activities by allowing the children to personalize a golf towel, barbecue mitt, mouse pad, or socks with fabric paint.
  • Step 3: Send the kids outdoors to collect four sturdy twigs, then break them into two sets of equal length, arranging them to form a rectangle. Tie these at the corners with twine and glue a family photo to the back.
  • TIP: Allow younger children to collaborate with an older sibling on more sophisticated projects.
  • Step 4: Create a catch-all tray for Dad by decorating a plastic foam tray from the grocer with paints, glitter, cute buttons, and other embellishments.
  • Step 5: Visit a craft store and allow the children to select foam can huggers in Dad's favorite colors, and foam letters and shapes which they later glue on the huggers to create a one-of-a-kind cooler.
  • Step 6: Consider the child's age and skill level, then pick a Father's Day gift project matching the child's ability.

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