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10 Father’s Day Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Father’s Day is coming up and will be here before you know it. Now is the time to get started on those kids crafts.  Hopefully, you got some great Mother's Day gifts and want to do something special in return.

As a Preschool Teacher, I’ve had to come up with lots of Father’s Day crafts over the years. And now I’m trying to come up with some new and unique gifts for my husband every year.

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I’m here to share some that I’ve done in the past, and a few that I think are really cool. And one I’m going to try with my girls this year (shh don’t tell my husband).

10 Father's Day Crafts For Toddlers And Preschoolers

  1. Paint Resist “Dad” Canvas – Using painter’s tape or contact paper, spell out the word DAD (or Papa, Dada, etc.) on a canvas and have child paint over it. This is my go-to, because it’s process art, always comes out nice, and can be done on many different things.
  2. Drink Koozie – Buy a plain drink koozie, and have child(ren) draw on it using fabric markers. If they’re small enough, you can also do handprints with fabric paint. Once dry, throw it in the dryer for 30 minutes to set the paint.
  3. Frame – Paint a blank wooden craft frame or decorate it with something related to dad: golf tees, bottle caps, scrabble tiles, nuts and bolts, little toy army men, etc.
  4. Mug – Draw with paint markers or permanent markers, then bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. There are also kits you can buy.
  5. Apron – For a Dad that likes to cook, buy a blank cooking apron and decorate it with fabric paints. Or you could even tie-dye it!
  6. Shrinky Dinks Keychain – Have child draw a picture, or trace their hand or footprints and shrink according to instructions. Make sure to leave space to punch hole for keychain ring. Find instructions here.
  7. Hammer and Work Apron – Decorate the wooden handle of a hammer using craft paint or permanent markers (adult should use sealant once finished) and pair with a decorated work apron!
  8. Golf Balls and Tees – For the golfer, decorate golf balls and tees with permanent marker. Pair with a golf tee picture frame, or a new golf shirt.
  9. Cufflinks – Find instructions here on how to make your own cufflinks using shrink film.
  10. DIY Birdhouse – This can be something fun to do together with Dad. Buy a kit and build and decorate it together.
toddler painting diy wooden birdhouse with father.

I hope you can find something from this list of 10 Father’s Day Crafts for toddlers and preschoolers that fit the dad in your life and that the kids really enjoy making!

Happy Father’s Day!

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