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Father's Day Crafts: 11 Homemade Gifts You Can Make With Your Child

Who doesn't love a crafty afternoon?

07/06/2016 13:58

Nothing says Happy Father's Day more than a homemade gift from kids, no matter what the creation ends up looking like.

Help your kids rustle up a personalised present by getting crafty before the big day on Sunday 19 June.

We've scoured Instagram to find out what parents have been making with their kids previously to give you a bit of inspiration. 

1. Gold medal dad

Easy to pull together with colouring crayons and coloured paper. Make the gold paper into a flap where your child can write underneath why their dad deserves the medal.

2. Homemade tie

As the majority of cards and Father's Day presents seem to involve ties, the crafts do, too. 

Cut out a tie shape and give your child the pens and paint to decorate it how they like.

3. Paper tool kits

Cut out paper stationery for your child and get them to write notes to their dad on each separate piece, then stick it all in a paper tool kit. 

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4. Pieces jar

Whether your partner would prefer skittles, smarties or any other hundreds of sweets, chuck it all in a mason jar with the note "We love you to pieces" on the side. 

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5. 'Dad' glasses

Who said Father's Day gifts couldn't be silly things that they'll never use again? These 'Dad' glasses will be perfect for photo opportunities for the day (and will no doubt embarrass him). 

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6. Thumb print

Create a piece of artwork using thumb or finger painting as a tree, then slot it in a frame with a Father's Day message. Easy. 

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7. Dad's apron

Grab any old apron, or buy a cheap one from the shops, and give him the chance to have his own personalised pinny.

The kids can write their own messages and draw pictures that best represent their dad. 

8. Crafty mug 

You'll need some porcelain pens, a plain white mug and some tape/stickers. Use tape to spell out the word 'Dad' and any other pattern you like, then scribble over the mug with multi colours. Take the tape off and voilà. 

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9. Dad rocks

Let your kids tell their dad they rock... with rocks. Use paint and permanent markers to decorate them - they could be handy paperweights one day.

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10. Paper chain

Requiring only coloured paper and a pair of scissors, this extendable paper chain with one hand at either end is an easy win.

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11. Lolly stick pen holder

One for their dad's office? Stick a long line of lolly sticks onto a horizontal piece of card, then roll around to make a pot. Then, they can decorate as they see fit.

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