Can't decide what to get for Father's Day? Try getting creative with these DIY gifts for Dad.
Father’s Day is here (it’s on Sunday, 18 June, for those who are blissfully unaware). While we’ve pulled together the most awesome gift guide this year, nothing says “I love you” (and ticks the last min ‘I forgot to buy a gift in time’ box) more than DIY gifts for Dad. So go grab the art supplies and get ready to knock the most important man in your life’s ‘tache off. Yep, we’re bringing you our round-up of creative Father’s Day craft ideas…
Father’s Day craft ideas for kids (and Dad!)
1. For the champion dad
Serenade your pop if he’s a champ who’s always looking after the fam with Andweplay’s cool craft idea. These DIY medals are a cute way to make Dad look like the true gold-worthy champion he is.
2. For the caffeinated dad
Picture Dad sitting on his chair, drinking his favourite drink out of a mug that you and the kids made! Can it get any more personable than a handmade ceramic mug? We think not! If getting your hands dirty (literally) is your thing, grab the kids and head down to the crafty crowd’s favourite spot – Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle. We hear their I Love Pottery workshop is customisable for all ages, and you can bring home a beautifully painted mug in just two hours. How about an “MVP – Most Valuable Papa” for a design idea?
3. For the handy-Daddy
If your dad is the Mr Fix it at home who just loves his tools and to fix things around the house, this card template from Simple Everyday Mom is right up your alley! Follow the instructions to create a mock toolbox for dad.
4. For the nerdy daddy
This is a lovely, cheeky craft idea for pops who might be a tad of a nerd, loving all things geek. Mr Printable’s typography glasses are a fun way to liven the mood and get dad to let loose and have fun on his day.
5. For the dino lovin’ dad
For the fathers who love dinosaurs as much as their kids, there are loads of places in Singapore that feature these prehistoric creatures. While you’re deciding on where to take hubby and the fam, have the kids get creative by putting together this rawr-tastic terrarium. Don’t forget to add a cute message to daddy before passing the planter to him! Hello Wonderful has the instructions if you’d like to make this.
6. For the games fan dad
Got a dad on your hands who loves board games and jigsaw puzzles? Then this so-cool-we-want-it-ourselves homemade backgammon set is the creme de la creme of DIY gifts for Dad. Lovely Indeed delivers the goods with its excellent tutorial. Great if you’ve got some serious time on your hands and you’re a pro crafter. Best get started!
7. For the sporty dad
If your partner loves hitting the golf green, why not try these paint-dipped golf tees as a great DIY gift for Dad? It’s such a simple Father’s Day craft that the smallest of helpers can give it a whirl. The picture looks simple enough to replicate, but for the full tutorial, check out Design Improvised‘s run-through.
8. For the practical dad
If Dad is a clean freak and can’t stand coffee mug rings on the table, then how about this Father’s Day craft idea? Order a non-toxic resin kit from local company Resin Play so you and the kids can unleash your creativity at home. We’re thinking a beautiful terrazzo coaster will be one of the most treasured DIY gifts for dad. All the bits and bobs you’ll need are in the handy-dandy kit, so it’s completely stress-free and simple. What are you waiting for?
9. For the book-lover dad
Is Dad an avid reader? Then he’ll love this idea – a keepsake box in the shape of a book! Simply pick up a book-shaped box from a craft shop (check out this one from Spotlight for $6!) and get the kids to paint it how they see fit. It could be in Dad’s fave colours, or you could even create a witty book title for the front cover to personalise it. So cute, and surprisingly less fuss than you think. Why not start off his collection by adding a few kiddo or baby mementos, too?
10. For the sweet tooth dad
This Father’s Day craft idea is super simple – and super personalised! Grab yourself a Mason jar, fill it with all Dad’s favourite sweets, and then get the kids to draw a cute label for that special touch. This is one of those DIY gifts for Dad that you might even get to enjoy yourself, too. Win-win for everybody!
Happy Father’s Day crafting, folks!
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