Surprise, it’s Father’s Day again and who would have thought it would have come around so fast! I
mean, it’s not like it happens every September or anything. Or does it? Anyway, there is nothing that
a bit glue, some twigs and a tub full of glitter can’t fix. We’re talking about DIY Father’s Day gifts here
DIY Father’s Day Gifts So Easy Even the Dog Could Make Them
Okay, so maybe not the dog, but some of these present ideas are suitable for the kids to make all on
their own. Others may require a bit of help from Mum.
Animal Bottle Stoppers – while wine is not traditionally the choice of a Kiwi male, there are
plenty of Dads who love a glass or two. A wine bottle stopper is easily made with a cork and
a small plastic toy. The kids can paint the toy in Dad’s favourite colour and then secure it to
the top of the cork with a bit of PVA glue.
Pictures and instructions credit to Brit and Co
Advent Calendar – who says advent calendars are only for Christmas? Give the kids a few
envelopes and have them write special notes or draw pictures for Dad. Opening one each
day, Dad can make his special day last much longer.
Moustache Mug – while our kids won’t have a clue about the 70’s moustache craze,
moustaches are fun to draw and a cup or mug is the perfect canvas. Using a porcelain pen or
ink, they can draw some facial hair on a mug for Dad that he is sure to love drinking from.
Photo and instructions credit to The Tortoise and The Hare
Cufflinks – Dad’s love artwork, so this Father’s Day have the kids create their own picture
each for Dad. Then save them for ever in a set of our Custom Cufflinks for him to enjoy
wearing every day.
Dad’s Crown – every Dad deserves to be king for a day. Make him his own crown out of
cardboard in any shape you like. Cut out and glue onto it pictures from magazines or photos
of things he loves such as cars, trucks, power tools, computers and of course his kids!
Image and instructions credited to 4 Crazy Kings
Desk Organiser Set – forget traditional recycling. Instead, wash three empty tins, remove any
labels and check for sharp edges. Decorate each tin using either paint suitable for painting
onto metal or wrap a piece of paper around the tin and use regular acrylic paint on the
paper. Use Dad’s favourite colours and you can even draw his favourite things on the tins
It’s a great idea to give Dad a photo of the gifts the kids have made for him along with it. That way,
he can start a folder or screensaver of all the handmade presents he has been given, so that if
something gets lost or broken, he still has it forever!
Happy crafting peeps!