Homemade Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, probably because my father has always been great at receiving gifts. Yes, you read that right (not that he hasn’t a great gift-giver as well) – he shows genuine excitement for anything my sister and I give him which always makes us smile. And just like mom’s on Mother’s Day, dad’s love sweet and thoughtful homemade gifts from their little ones. Here’s a collection of my favorite homemade Father’s Day gifts (that are not ties).

15 Homemade Father’s Day Gifts

photo of father's day giftsPhoto gifts are always a hit – and easily displayed in an office. Amy at Positively Splendid has created an adorable photo collage and gives you a thorough tutorial using Picasa (a free site).

I love these free printable questionnaires, “All About Dad,” from Allison Waken! And kid’s answers are always hysterical.

Tip Junkie has a perfect photo gift idea. Buy some giant paper mache letters from the craft store, spelling out “DAD” (or “Father” if you have that many children – really you could spell whatever you wanted) and have each child hold a letter. Instant heart melting.

Father’s Day Subway Art from Tip Junkie – very hipster.

I love a gift that serves a purpose. How about this “Dad Rocks” Paperweight for dad’s office from Crafts by Amanda?

Amy from The Mombot has 2 perfect free printable cards. “Real Men Have Kids” – love it!

You know how much I love handprint/footprint crafts!  And Kate at Cheap Crafty Mama has the sweetest one I have ever seen.

Another handprint craft – this one, from Preschool Crafts for Kids, requires dad’s handprint as well – but I am sure he will oblige.

Here’s another free printable questionnaire from Simply Montessori, for kids to fill out about their dad. This is actually the one I had my 4 kids do for their father and they turned out really cute.

Every kid thinks their dad is a superhero (and what man doesn’t secretly want to be one!), so this DIY Superhero Supply Box that Jordan posted on Alphamom is perfect. Includes free printables. *Keep this in mind for your son’s birthday as well. Brilliant.

Is dad a huge baseball fan? Than consider making these Baseball Bookends from Mod Podge Rocks. This would be a craft that required more adult assistance and less sticky-toddler-fingers helping.

Another winner from Mod Podge Rocks! And more superheroes! These Superhero Coasters will require more precise handiwork than very small children are capable off, but man, these are awesome.

I like Valerie’s idea from Inner Child Fun because it’s a gift but *really* it’s a chore. Have the kids make and decorate a Car Wash Kit for dad – fun for the whole family!

This is a perfect gift for older children to give their father. Head on over to Just Dawnelle and check out her tutorial for “52 Things to Remember About Our Dad.”

If you want to go the route of the printable coupon book, then I insist you check out these Daddyland coupons from Disney Family.


I have given you some great ideas, so round up the kiddos and get to work! Dad will surely feel lots of love this Father’s Day!

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