Can't think what to buy him this year? Try getting creative with these DIY gifts for Dad.
Father’s Day is just around the corner (it’s on 20th June for those who were blissfully unaware) – and you still haven’t got a present. While we’ve pulled together the most awesome gift guide this year, nothing says “I love you” 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 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!
2. For the sporty dad
If your partner loves hitting the golf green, why not try these paint-dipped golf tees as a great DIY gifts 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.
3. For the practical dad
If Dad is a clean freak and can’t stand coffee-mug rings on the table, then how’s 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 (pictured above) 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?
4. 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?
5. For the sweet tooth dad
This Father’s Day craft idea is super simple – and super personalised! Grab yourself a Mason jar, fill with all Dad’s favourite sweets, 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!
6. 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 a “MVP – Most Valuable Pops” for a design idea?
Happy Father’s Day crafting, folks!