Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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On Father’s Day we celebrate the incredible dads in our lives by making the day a little extra special.

Get your littles excited to make Father’s Day unique by making some keepsakes and crafts to give Dad as a gift. Homemade presents come from the heart and when it can keep the toddler team occupied for an afternoon it’s a win win!

We put together some of our favorite crafts to make as a family for Father’s Day or to make as a surprise gift for dad. 

These cuties also make adorable birthday gifts for the dad on your list that’s just plain tough to buy presents for.

Shirt and Tie Cards


8 1/2-by-14-inch decorative paper

Place paper facedown. Fold in half vertically; unfold. Line up left edge with centerline fold, and crease; repeat with right edge. Unfold, and lay flat.
Fold top-left corner in to line up with outermost crease, forming a triangle; repeat on top-right corner. Using index fingers and thumbs, pinch together outside points of each triangle so they meet, and crease.
While still pinching triangles, fold down top edge (this will make sleeves).
Turn paper upside down, and flip it over. Fold down top edge 3/4 inch.
Flip paper over. Fold top left and right corners so tips meet at centerline.
Tuck bottom edge under collar, and flatten by creasing. For the tie, cut out an 8-by-1/2-inch strip of decorative paper. Knot paper. Snip close to knot on one side; trim other to a point. Glue to shirt.

Father’s Day Notepad


Notepad cube

Wrap a rubber band around a notepad cube and have kids write greetings and make drawings on two sides with a broad, pointy marker. (Fine tips will get caught between the pages.)
Move band, and decorate the other two sides. Tie the notepad with a colorful ribbon. As an added gift, slide in a pen.

Scratch off Cards

Silver craft paint – I purchased cheap .59 paint at Michaels Crafts
Dish washing liquid
Clear Contact paper or clear laminating sheet
Fathers Day Card – Download


Mix silver acrylic paint with dish washing liquid – 2 parts paint to 1 part liquid.
I added a drop of black paint to help darken the silver. Paint the clear laminating sheet (or whichever clear sticky paper) with your paint mixture – you might need to paint two coats. Let completely dry.

Cut out five – 2-inch circles from the sheet (I used my circuit machine) and peel off the backing. On the inside of the card, cover each printed circle with the scratch off sticker.

Include a craft stick inside the scratch off card and now it’s ready to give to dad!

No matter how you’re spending Father’s Day, make it extra special for your number one dad with a unique hand-made gift. 

It’s never too late to whip up some Father’s Day crafts as a family and don’t be afraid to get a little messy if it means the memories you make will be extra sweet.