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12 Easy Father’s Day Crafts and Printables for 2021

Father’s Day 2021 is fast approaching and it’s time for us to brainstorm crafty gift ideas for our beloved dads. I am always on the lookout for easy craft projects to do and share. But coming up with a father’s day craft was a tough one. So until I come up with my own here are some easy yet awesome, crafty gift ideas for you to try. These crafts and printables are done by my favourite creators out there. Enjoy!

Keep reading for a bonus  Agamograph craft idea at the end of the post. This is so far my favourite Father’s Day craft. Spoiler Alert: it is an optical illusion! How cool is that?

Toothbrush Spray Art for Father’s Day

By Lil Tigers

father's day gifts for dad

Try this fun spray art project to create your own father’s day card. All you need is an old toothbrush.


  • toothbrush
  • watercolours
  • paper
  • pencil
  • scissor
  • cup of water

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Newspaper Cactus Art for Father’s Day

By Red Ted Art

Collection of Father's Day newspaper art cactus project

Aren’t these cactus dads cute? What a wonderful way to teach your kids to recycle!


  • Newspaper
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Watercolor Paint
  • Brushes
  • Markers
  • Crayons (optional)

Sharpie Mugs – DIY Coffee Mugs for Dad

By Vanah Lynn

father's day gifts for dad

Kids can color a mug with sharpie markers so that dad can have a mug to enjoy his morning coffee in!

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  • Plain Mugs: try to find plain ones, without much glaze. If the mug has too much glaze on it the marker with not set properly. That is why the cheaper ones usually work the best!
  • Oil-Based Sharpies: They need to be oil-based, do not use a regular sharpie
  • rubbing alcohol
  • Optional: Stickers, contact paper, or painter’s tape to use as a stencil on the mug.

Dad Rocks Paperweight for Dad

By Crafts by Amanda

paperweight that says dad rocks on it made from salt dough and rocks with a post it under it near a computer keyboard- father's day gift

Make dad a fun salt dough paperweight for Father’s Day. Make a great, and useful gift for dad!


  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • bowl
  • cookie sheet
  • 1/2 cup pea gravel or rocks

Lego Pen and Pencil Holder with Memo Pad Holder

By Needle Pointers

Lego Pen & Pencil Holder with Memo Pad Holder - LEGO Pencil Holder w/books


  • Base Plates
  • Color #1 – A number of black 1 x 2, 2 x 4, 2 x 3, 2 x whatever length bricks
  • Color #2 – A number of white 1 x 2, 2 x 4, 2 x 3, 2 x whatever length  bricks

Clothespin Hand, a DIY Challenge Surprise Box

By B4 And After

vertical picture of cut out hand standing on countertop holding children's pictures and notes to dad

This cute father’s day gift is sure gonna melt dad’s heart. Any gift with photos of your kids always turns out great. If you don’t have chipboard, don’t worry. Use sturdy cardboard plus a few other things. Then you can create this cute Father’s Day hand to hold mementos.


  • Clothespins
  • Hand cutout with sturdy cardboard or chipboard
  • hot glue

DIY Cutout Rocket Card

By DIY Thought

DIY cutout rocket cards, gifts for dad


  • The free printable (below), or draw your own rocket.
  • A4 piece of paper or cardstock.
  • Coloured paper.
  • Scissors.
  • Pencil.
  • Gluestick.
  • Washi Tape.
  • Coloured pens.
  • An optional photo of someone to go inside of the rocket but drawing someone or something is equally as lovely.

Father’s Day Medal for Preschoolers

By Red Ted Art

Preschooler showing their father's day medal craft with child's photo!


  • A4 piece of cardboard
  • Ribbon (approx. 1m)
  • Star stickers
  • Craft glue
  • Large and medium-sized jar lids
  • Gold paint or paint stick
  • Small rectangular scrap of yellow felt
  • A5 piece of yellow card
  • Printed out photo (same size as smaller jar lid)
  • Scrap of red card

Father’s Day Printables for kids

Homemade Father’s Day Card for Grandpa from Grandkids

By Lil Tigers

Free Printable Father's Day Card for Grandpa from Grandkids

Free printable questionnaire for grandpa. It makes the perfect father’s day card grandpa will love.

All About My Dad Printables for Father’s Day

By Maple Planners

All About My Dad Printables for Father's Day

A Perfect gift for Father’s Day, that is so real and so thoughtful, these free printable All about my Dad are great activity for Dads’ special day. Kids will have a blast putting this questionnaire together.

Free Printable Father’s Day Questionnaire for Kids

By Lil Tigers

Free Printable Father's Day Questionnaire for Kids

Free printable to interview for daddy. Simply download and fill it out. It’s a super adorable gift for dad and makes a great keepsake.

Free Printable Activities in Spanish for Preschoolers

By Bilingual Beginnings

Four Free Father’s Day printable PDF activities in Spanish for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners   . These are the perfect activity to do in the classroom or at home!

Bonus – Agamograph Craft – A fun hand-made Gift

By As They Grow

Father's Day agamograph

This is to a funky bit of art that’s actually an optical illusion. It combines two images so that what you see changes when you look at it from different angles. It’s the perfect Father’s Day homemade gift.

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