Crafts to do with your Kids for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost here! What are you planning to make with the kids that they can gift Dad on the special day? If you’re still scrambling to figure out what to give dad, here are two great Father’s Day craft ideas that the kids and you can make together!

Father's Day Crafts
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The Perfect Pen Stand

This handcrafted present is perfect for dad to take to work or use in an at home office. Help him stay organized and ready to take on the day with a helpful container for his pens and pencils. Having the kids put their unique twist on this item will surely make this an item dad will cherish for years to come.


  1. An empty and clean can
  2. Newspaper
  3. Hot glue
  4. Glue stick
  5. Pencil
  6. Coir or burlap


  • Clean and dry the can.
  • Cut a page of newspaper into half. Starting at a side, take your pencil and keep on rolling the newspaper as you go on adding glue to hold the newspaper together. Once done, shake the pencil out and set out the roll aside. Make as many rolls as you’ll need to cover the entire diameter of the can.
  • Use hot glue to stick the rolls on the can. Continue till the can is covered. Trim off if any extra newspaper length.
  • Stick two rows of the coir or burlap with hot glue around the top and the bottom line of the can.
  • Set aside until the glue dries up. Your pen stand will be ready to gift in no time!

Pebbles Paper Weight

Once you’ve sorted out dad’s pens, why not try to help him sort out his papers? All you need to do is craft a simple paper weight for his desk. This item will not only anchor down his paperwork, but it will be a constant symbol of your appreciation positioned right there for all to see on his desk.


  1. 1/4 cup salt
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 1/4 cup water
  4. Bowl
  5. Cookie sheet
  6. A handful of small pebbles.


  • Mix flour, salt, and water to make dough. If your dough is gooey, add flour to get the right consistency but make sure you don’t dry it out a lot.
  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Take a handful of dough and flatten it out with your hands.
  • Carefully select the pieces of pebbles you want to use and write out “LOVE YOU DAD” with them. Press them firmly but gently into the salt dough.
  • Bake your paperweight for 2-2.5 hours until completely dry.
  • Cool before handling or removing from cookie sheet.

Make this Father’s Day special with these easy crafts and gift dad something that he’ll find useful and special for years to come!

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