Father’s Day 2020 is on the horizon, and let’s be honest: very few dads need another tie. A custom portrait, a handmade card full of love and extra helpings of his favorite snacks? Now, these are the kind of gifts sure to put a smile on the face of the guy who has everything. We’ve gathered up a bunch of DIY projects that are perfect Father’s Day gifts—including lots that you can whip up at the last minute—guaranteed to show your kids’ dad just how much you adore him. Get your crayons ready.
Break out the macaroni for these creative pasta portraits. This DIY Father's Day gift is perfect for the preschool set. It's a one-of-a-kind gift sure to make dad grin. Find the free printable template at Hello Wonderful and all the noodle-filled instructions.
A custom photo keychain gives dad a reminder of your gratitude he can carry in his pocket. These DIY photo keychains are a cinch to make, and you can feature pics of your favorite photo-worthy moments together, like a trip to the beach or the day your puppy came home. He'll never lose his keys again. Find the step-by-step instructions at A Beautiful Mess.
A one-of-a-kind note of appreciation is a Father's Day gift he'll save for years. We love this free printable from Tiny Me, which comes with the perfect prompts to capture your children's gratitude and favorite memories of their dad, whether he's the best pancake maker on the planet or an awesome soccer coach. Head over to the Tiny Me blog to get your own free appreciation printable!
Make special popcorn for the top pop in your life. Depending on whether his tastes run salty or sweet, whip up a batch of kettle corn or caramel corn or stick with classic butter. Then, package up the good stuff with a printable, customized label as shown on Tried and True, to give the snack an extra special Father's Day touch.
Turn a standard chocolate bar into a gift fit for a super dad with I Heart Crafty Thing's tips to create superhero chocolate bars. By adding a brightly-colored cardstock cape and a smiling face complete with a mask, this DIY project results in an easy and unique Father's Day gift. Your kids can even customize the capes with a heartfelt message describing what makes their dad super.
We love this pun-tastic (and super easy) gift idea from Lil’ Luna. Just fill a bag or jar with Werther’s candies, then attach the printable tag. To get all the details (plus the free printable), click here.
Play Ball Mason Jar
If Dad is a baseball fan, you’ve got to make this amazing mason jar from Mad in Crafts. After decorating the jar to look like a baseball, fill it up with tickets or other goodies. Even if he can't get to a game in person anytime soon, he'll be happy you remembered his favorite past time. Get the details by clicking here.
We’re pretty sure this racetrack t-shirt from The Winthrop Chronicles is pure genius. The kids get to play, and Dad gets a racecar massage. Plus, instead of a generic racetrack, you can add landmarks from your neighborhood or places that the kiddos like to go with Dad. Get the DIY details here.
DIY Lego Cufflinks
Here’s a fun gift for the fisherman dad in your life from Let Your Scribbles Be…Enough: a playful, edible tacklebox filled with special fish-themed treats. Get the kids to help pick out things for the box (and maybe taste a few along the way).
Get the DIY details here.
My Dad Rocks Frame
Gather up some rocks on your next hike (or pick some up at the craft store) to make this cute frame from Mommy Moment. It’ll be an awesome addition to your favorite guy’s nightstand or desk. Get the instructions by clicking here.
Building Memories Jar
Get inspired by The Seasoned Mom to craft a gift that will keep on giving. Write some of Dad’s favorite things to do with the kids on LEGO bricks, then pull the jar out when you’ve got an afternoon free. Click here to learn more about this easy idea.
Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream
With help from Food for My Family, you can whip up some rosemary mint shave cream for your handsome fella. It’s all-natural and a bit decadent, too. The kiddos can handle small jobs like stirring, and the whole process is easy on the cleanup factor.
Get the DIY details here.
— Oz Spies with Abigail Matsumoto & Susie Foreman