Fun Father’s Day Crafts to do with Your Toddler in Honor of Dads Everywhere
Posted on June 10 2019
When you have toddlers, nothing is better than a homemade gift. There’s just something so special about a one-of-a-kind craft created by your little one with love.
Not to mention how fun it is to make the craft with your toddler. Who cares if it’s a little messy. It’s so adorable to watch them put all their time and effort into making something absolutely stunning.
Now, all you have to decide is what Father’s Day crafts you want to do with your toddler. The options are endless and as unique as you want them to be. Below, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite craft ideas together, and we’ll let you decide.
Kids Sharpie Mug
What dad doesn’t enjoy a cup of joe or a hot cup of tea? No matter what their drink of choice, they need a mug, and a one-of-a-kind mug designed by their toddler is the best gift ever. This craft is not only super easy and affordable, but it’s also so much fun to do. Thanks, Little Button Diaries.
All you need is:
- A cheap, clean, white mug
- Sharpie pens (oil-based sharpies work best)
- An oven
Cover your table with a cloth that you won’t mind marking up. Then, set out a full, color set of sharpies and the white mug. With careful supervision, ask your little one to scribble a picture of themselves and their dad on the mug. Or they can draw any picture they want that reminds them of dad. The great news is that if they make a mistake, you can wipe it off, as long as your quick.
Once the design is done, let it air dry for a few hours then put it in a cold oven. Set the temperature to 360 degrees and leave it for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and let it cool down before removing. Viola! Your perfect Father’s Day craft gift is ready.
Finger Paint Art
Every dad deserves great art in his office, and nothing screams “great art” better than a delightful finger paint piece made by their little ones. This artwork is better than anything you could ever buy, looks great, and is so much fun to make. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has all the details.
All you need:
- A blank canvas
- Letter stickers
- Finger paint
- Paintbrushes (or hands)
First, talk to your toddler about what you want the art to say. Maybe it’s a simple “I love you, Daddy” or “World’s Best Dad!” Then, lay down the stickers on the canvas to create the text. Step two is to let your kids go to town. For the best results, give them one color at a time so that you don’t end up with a brown mess. Let them choose the colors, so they still have a blast. Just make sure they end up covering the entire canvas with paint.
Before the paint dries, remove the stickers. If there is any bleeding, use a white paint marker to clean up the lines. Let it dry, and you’re done! A beautiful piece of art for Dad’s office.
A Plate for Daddy
What dad doesn’t need a place to put his loose change, keys, and wallet? Wouldn’t it be great if the dish where he always empties his pockets was handmade by your toddler? That’s exactly the idea behind this craft from What Katy Said.
What You Need:
- Air-Dry Clay (Crayola makes a great option)
- Clay Paint
Lay out a table cloth to protect your work surface and then plop the clay down. You’ll need to help your toddler make the dish at first. We recommend using a roller to roll it out into a circle or square. Then, encourage your child to turn up the edges to the dish using their fingers. This will give the dish a hand-made look with their fingerprints embedded into it. Next, you’ll need to decide on your design. We love the idea of using a pencil to write something like, “Happy Father’s Day” or “We love daddy.” If you want, leave space for a thumbprint heart.
Leave the completed dish out to dry and harden for a few days. Once dry, you’re ready to paint. Let your kids choose the colors they like, just make sure to oversee their work. That’s it. You now have a dish for dad to empty his pockets into.
These are just a few of the crafts you can complete with your toddler for Father’s Day. There are endless possibilities, including:
Do you have a favorite Father’s Day craft idea? Let us know in the comments. We love anything that celebrates dad!