By: Karen Silva
Dads…The one we call our hero and the one that will do anything to put a smile on our face even through the toughest times. So why not show him how much he is loved and appreciated by making some special crafts with your little one, to give him this Father’s Day.
Here are my top five favorite Father’s Day crafts.
*Please use your best judgment on which tasks you will need to do on your own for the safety of your child*
#1 Dad in the world
What you will need: Gold plastic cups, glue, hot glue, decorative foam shapes and Gold or Yellow pipe cleaners
If you haven’t guessed it, this activity is all about making a trophy for our #1 dads. I found my Gold plastic cups from my local Party City store. However, if you do not have one or are having a difficult time finding some, you can always wrap normal plastic cups with Yellow or Gold construction paper. Once you have your Gold cups, hot glue the bottom of the cups together. Then together with your child glue the foam shapes onto the cups. You can also write #1 dad on the trophy. Once that’s done, hot glue each pipe cleaner to each side of the cup to make handles.
I love you to the moon and back
What you will need: Construction paper, glue, scissors, markers and a picture of your child with dad.
On one construction paper draw and cut out a spaceship. Glue the spaceship onto a black or dark blue construction paper. On a red construction paper trace and then cut out your child’s hand print and glue it to the bottom of your spaceship. Then glue the picture you have to the top of the spaceship (you can cut the picture to a circle shape, so that it fits perfectly to the top of the space ship). Have your child decorate the spaceship with markers. You can add some stars and the words “I love you to the moon and back.”
Why I love you
What you will need: Thick popsicle sticks, markers, construction paper, hot glue, nuts and bolts.
On a construction paper glue down the thick popsicle sticks to make a border. Write down on the construction paper “Why I love you” and write down your child’s answer. Have your child decorate and color the popsicle sticks. Once completed hot glue the nuts and bolts onto the popsicle sticks.
Suit up with love
What you will need: Tie and fabric paint.
Make sure you and your child is suited up and ready to go as this activity may get messy. Get a plain tie but make sure it is dad’s favorite color. Together with the fabric paint decorate it and then set aside to dry. To make this activity easier you can always make a tie out of construction paper and hot glue a safety pin to the back so dad can still wear it.
Best Dad Hands Down
What you will need: A white apron and fabric paint or regular paint.
Same idea as the activity above; however, when decorating the white apron make sure that your child puts a couple of their hand prints on it. You can even write on the apron “Best Dad Hands Down.”
Whether you choose to do any of these activities or something different for your special dads in your life; I would love to see it, so make sure to tag me on Twitter.
Have an amazing Father’s Day!
About the Author
Karen Braga graduated from Sheridan College with an Early Childhood Education Diploma. She worked with children for about five years before expanding her skills in Administration. Karen is a loving Godmother/Auntie to one. Combined with her ECE background and passion for DIY projects and baking, she has recently become an expert writer for mom blogger, Momma Braga. Karen hopes by sharing her knowledge, tips and tricks, she can bring families together through her creative ideas.