It’s almost June, and we all know what time that is – Father’s Day!
Dad may be tough and strong, but his heart can easily melt with his kid’s slightest gesture of love. Help your kids show how much they love dad with these unique but easy Father’s Day projects for toddlers.
From DIY mugs to handprint keychains and roll-up cards, you’ll be sure to find the best craft project you and your toddler can prepare for dad’s special day.
Show your appreciation for dad on Father’s Day by awarding him a special trophy made just for him. All you need to create this easy craft is a paper cup, yellow paint, yellow construction paper, a marker, and some glue.
You can also add little trinkets to this cup craft such as candies, messages, or additional stickers and designs to make it unique gift for dad.
For the complete guide on making this DIY trophy, click here.
If dad loves drinking coffee or tea, this scribble mug is a perfect gift. All you need is a white ceramic mug, stickers for your design, and painter’s pens. Use the stickers to create your design and let your toddler scribble away! This gift is not only an adorable gift to dad but is also a creatively fun activity for your child.
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Show dad your love with this simple and sweet fingerprint heart craft. You can download any free heart template from the internet or draw it on paper. Then, have your toddler decorate the hearts with their fingerprints in different paint colors.
For the full tutorial and template, click here.
This Father’s Day gift is one of the cutest ideas out there. This easy process makes a lovely keepsake for dad. Grab dad’s shoes and cover the soles with paint, making sure to use the kind of paint that can wash off later or use an old shoe that dad doesn’t use anymore. Then, stamp the sole on a piece of paper. Do the same steps for your toddler’s foot using a complementing color. After you’re done, let it dry and frame it.
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This cute project is a guaranteed fun activity for dads and kids. This activity uses the blank Shrinky Dinks plastic sheets to create these adorable charms. Create your design with your toddler’s handprints and let them watch as it shrinks into a tiny keychain.
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A fun project for Father’s Day is this dad rocks paperweight. It’s a perfect activity for children who love going outside and collecting little trinkets such as rocks. It’s an easy-to-make project with only a few items needed.
Create the base dough for your child and let them spell out “Dad Rocks” with the rocks they collected. A fun activity and a wonderful keepsake for dad in one creative project!
Love You to Pieces Frame
A simple and crafty way to express your appreciation for dad is by making this “Love You to Pieces” frame. To make this lovely frame, you just need a picture frame, puzzle pieces, glue, paint, card stock, and a sentimental picture of dad.
This is an easy project to get your toddler involved in so start looking for puzzle pieces and get painting!
For a detailed tutorial, click here.
Handprints of toddlers are always a heartwarming gift that any parent will love. Make it more unique by doing this Father’s Day Baseball Handprint Craft! This will especially be appreciated if your dad is a baseball fan. All you need to prepare is a baseball, ink pad, a transparent box, and ribbon to wrap it. Next, let your excited toddler cover their hands with the ink and stamp it on the baseball. Once done, they can easily wipe the ink off their hands using baby wipes.
For a full tutorial on achieving this project, check this link.
Is your dad a handyman? Does he love fixing stuff around the home? Then this toolbox craft is the perfect gift for him this Father’s Day! Plus, it’s super easy if you get access to a trusted printable template online. Of course, you could also create your design by simply drawing your dad’s favorite repair tools and then writing a personalized message in front.
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A keychain fashioned from your child’s first drawings can be a treasured souvenir for Father’s Day. This keychain not only gives a personal touch, but it is also fun for toddlers to see their drawings shrink to the size of a keychain.
To learn more about achieving this fantastic craft at home, check the full tutorial here.
Would you believe that you can create a Father’s Day card out of popsicle sticks? Yes, it is possible! This roll-up card made from big popsicle sticks tells Dad all the reasons you love him. Instead of the conventional construction paper card, this should be your next Father’s Day project! Ideal for hanging in the office or placing on a desk to cheer your dad up.
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A heartfelt homemade present for your toddler will always be precious beyond any expensive, store-bought gifts. What’s more than that is spending quality time with your father. Turn your dad-and-child bonding moments into fun, memorable activities with this project. This ideal gift only involves a clean jar and some Legos where you can write the activities your toddler and dad can do together. When the time comes, just pick out an activity from this jar and do it together! Essentially, the real gift here is giving your dad your time. Isn’t that the greatest gift of all?
Could it be possible to create mess-free art with your toddler? With this project, you can easily achieve it! All you must do is put washable color paints on cardboard or hard paper and then cover it with plastic. Then, have your toddler press around the plastic until the paints spread over the paper. You can then do the final touches by making sure no clump of paint remains and then let it dry. Once done, you can cut the paper out into a heart or any other shape, and voila, you have a mess-free gift for dad’s day!
For a complete guide to this project, click here.
Are your dad’s grilled dishes the best in the world? Then give him this Father’s Day gift! You can easily download the template from the internet, or you can also draw your own. The important thing is to turn this simple card into something more meaningful with your handprint. You also promise to be dad’s grilling partner, which can be a great bonding experience.
Check out the complete guide here.
Looking for something special to make with your kids for Father’s Day that can also be put to good use? Then try these Necktie key rings! This is the perfect project for your toddlers so Dad can bring a piece of artwork from his little ones wherever he goes!
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Salt dough projects are simple, and your toddler will sure have fun creating them! Plus, it’s a great keepsake that dads can display on their office desk or workstation to proudly show others that this was a gift from their little ones. It can hold coins, keys, cufflinks, and more so it’s also a functional gift.
To learn how to achieve this craft, click here.
This is an excellent choice for a Father’s Day gift for toddlers. After all, it’s always a great idea to give something personalized. Your toddlers will also be proud to accomplish something so special for dad.
Plus, this gift is so simple! All you need to do is to buy a hammer and have your toddler scribble their message on the hammer handle. You can then go over their scribbles with a wood burner to achieve the burnt writing effect.
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Paperweights have traditionally been popular Father’s Day gifts. Make your toddler’s gift more special by finding some nice rocks for dad. With a little bit of paint and some markers, you can guide your toddlers to write words that they believe best describe their dad. These will look awesome on dad’s desk and remind dad that his little ones are always proud of him and the traits they love.
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Let dad feel like a king with this cereal box crown craft. You will not only teach your kids how to recycle using old cereal boxes, but you can also allow your child to take control of the design and unleash their creative and artistic skills.
Then, on Father’s Day, have dad wear the crown and take plenty of photos to commemorate his being king for a day. Although, we all know that dads can always be the kings in their little one’s hearts.
For the step-by-step guide on making this cereal box crown, click here.
Can the Art Projects for Toddlers be Adapted for Father’s Day?
Once dad reads the words “Thanks for helping me grow,” his heart will melt. It is so rewarding for parents to have their child acknowledge their efforts in helping them grow up to be bright, strong, and humble. This gift is especially significant for dads who love to garden. After creating a flowering plant in a pot using materials like paper, glue, and old carton boxes, your child can write down things and activities that they believe have helped them grow — and that dad was able to guide them through a lot of it.
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I hope you enjoyed these Father’s Day Projects for toddlers and that they gave you somewhere to start. Don’t forget to always tell your dad that you love him and cherish all the time you get to spend with him.
Also, check out our Mother’s Day projects list.