Life Holidays Father's
Ten Easy Father's Day Gift / Craft Ideas
1. You know your Dad is
the best. Make a Father's Day award with cardboard and construction
paper to give to dad. The cardboard should be the same size as
the construction paper. You can buy some at a craft store or find
a cardboard box that's the right size. If you can't find the right
size box, get a grownup to help you cut a piece from a bigger
box. You can add a few gold stars and use felt tip markers or
crayons to write "Best Dad Award" on the construction
paper. Then glue the construction paper to the cardboard and give
it to dad on Father's Day morning!
2. Give Dad an special
email. In the subject line type: "Best Dad in the Whole Wide
World." What you put in the message is special...from you
for your Dad.
Make a special place mat for Father's Day. Take a piece of plain
material and cut it to about the size of a big cereal box. Write:
"For the Best Dad" with felt tip markers and put it
under his plate as a special surprise.
Get a grownup's help to bake a cake, or have mom get your dad's
favorite cake at the grocery store and cut it in the shape of
a tie. Top it with Dad's favorite frosting and decorate it with
gummy bears, jellybeans or licorice sticks so it looks like a
real tie. He'll say it's the best Father's Day tie ever!
Ask a grownup to scan photos of you and your Dad doing things
together and print them out. Paste them to a poster board. Use
felt tip markers or crayons to write out the headline: "Why
I love Dad." If you don't have any pictures or a scanner,
you can draw some! Your pictures might be of you taking a walk
or fishing with your Dad or maybe your favorite times with your
Dad are when he reads to you or says prayers with you!
Make a memory book for dad. Do the same thing as for the big poster
board card. Ask a grownup to scan photos of you and your Dad doing
things together and print them out. Use plain white paper and
fold it in half. Paste all of the pictures on the paper and get
a grownup to staple the pages in the middle where they are folded.
Remember that if you can't get pictured scanned or don't have
any pictures of the best times you have with your father, you
can draw the pictures instead.
Make Dad feel special with a Father's Day baseball cap. Use felt
tip markers to write or draw on the hat. Good suggestions: "My
Dad is # 1" or "World's Best Dad!"
Make a Father's Day shirt for dad to match his cap. Take on of
his undershirts - make sure it's clean! - and write or draw on
it. You can say the same things as on the hat, or other think
of some other special things to say.
Give Dad a Father's Day 'Gift Certificate' or an I.O.U. made from
colored construction paper. Good suggestions: "I promise
to ... Wash the Car next Saturday......Mow the Lawn tomorrow."
Don't promise impossible things like never to fight with
your brothers or sisters... or always to do what you are
told without asking why. If you make it a promise that you will
be able to keep it will be a very special gift.
Give your father the best gift of all. You won't need any pens
or paper for this one... the first thing on Father's Day morning,
give Dad a big smushy Father's Day hug before breakfast and tell
him how great he is! He might not show it, because sometimes Dads
don't make a big deal about how they feel, but he will be smiling