Father’s Day is just a few weeks away, and it’s time to start looking for the right gift to give Dad when he wakes up. While it’s pretty easy to go to the store and buy something that he might like, nothing says ‘I love you, Dad’ like a handmade card and gift from his little ones.
Depending on what Dad likes, there are tons of craft ideas or homemade gifts that will be sure to dazzle him this June 16th. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Paint a picture. Even if you’re not artistic yourself, your kids will love to get involved with an arts and crafts project. You can use paints, colored pencils, clay, or even sidewalk chalk to create a memory for Dad that he can treasure forever.
-Make your own card – This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but you can get really creative with it to make it a great gift for dad. Pick up some construction paper, glitter, glue, and any other festive trinkets you can think of to make a card Dad can display proudly wherever he wants. An added bonus: glue a picture of the family on the inside of the card so he can get a good look at his wonderful life whenever he wants.
-Make a game – Since you’ll all be spending time together this Father’s Day, why not fill part of the day by playing a game you created together? This can be anything from a new sport, a new card game, or a board game you created. For the latter, you can turn it into another craft idea for your kids, and let them run wild with the board layout and rules. Even if it makes no sense, learning how to play it with the whole family on Sunday morning will surely bring a smile to Dad’s face.
-Homemade coupons – This is a tried and true favorite. If Dad has an activity he loves, surprise him with homemade coupons that give him “ONE FREE (INSERT ACTIVITY HERE).” It could be anything from a massage, to breakfast in bed, to a family hike in the wilderness together. Let him know that whatever he wants to do is fair game – and that there’s no expiration date!
-Finish all of his chores – This one will show him how much your children love him by letting him relax all day. If he’s usually the one to take out the trash, make sure every bin is empty so he doesn’t have to worry about it all week. If he’s the family lawn mower, do it with the kids the day before or the morning of, showing him that you want him to have a stress-free day. Doing a little extra work with your children can turn his Father’s Day from good to great.
Lastly, if these have given you some gift ideas, why not turn Father’s Day morning into a family scavenger hunt for Dad? With your children you can create written clues and watch as Dad follows your hints around the house, collecting a new small gift or card as he continues. This could even give you some time to make him breakfast as he hunts for his treasure.
Whatever it is you decide to do, remember that any homemade gift is one that comes from the heart, and one that he’ll be sure to love.