Father’s Day handmade gift ideas – last minute DIY gifts for Dad and Grandfather. Father’s Day is here and the kids and grandchildren want to make special handmade gifts for Dad and Grandpa. I don’t think it’s necessary to go out and buy Grandpa or dad a gift to show how much he’s loved. Nothing says, “I love you, Dad” or “I love you, Grandpa” more than handmade father’s day gifts made by the kids and grandchildren.
Last Minute Father’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas
Dad and Grandpa are the kings for the day so treat them with extra-special Father’s Day handmade gifts such as these Father’s Day cards, Father’s Day gifts, and Father’s Day foods fit for a king:
Father’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas: Formal Greetings Card.
Even if the dad or granddad in your family isn’t a shirt-and-tie kind of guy, he’s sure to love this stylish Father’s Day card from FamilyFun. Our Kaitlin made her Dad this Father’s Day card in her third grade art class this week and couldn’t wait to give it to him when she got home yesterday! We were there celebrating an early Father’s Day steak dinner…delicious! Their supermarket allowed kids to decorate large cookies for the Dads for free…Mom just had to buy the cookies. Yummy dessert with Dad’s favorite ice cream!
Father’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas: Card with Fingerprint Handkerchief
No sewing necessary! Here is the card that Emily made in preschool for her Poppy. It is made from an 8 1/2 inch brown paper square for the shirt, two triangles for the collar, and one kite shaped tie. This is a fun way to teach shapes, too! The handkerchief starts out as an 8-inch square. The 3/4-inch hems are turned under and glued down with fabric glue. The handkerchief was decorated with Emily’s fingerprints. After drying it was folded into a triangle, then the side corners were folded under and slid through a “pocket” slit cut to the side of the tie. Emily decorated the tie and on the back her teacher wrote her message to her grandfather. Don’t forget to write the date on the card and handkerchief! (She also made one for her Dad!)
Grandfather’s Father’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas: Handprint T-Shirt
Easy and fun to make is a handprint decorated t-shirt for Grandpa or Dad. First, wash the t-shirt. Then when dried, place a large piece of cardboard inside the shirt. After deciding hand placements, simply place each grandchild’s hands in fabric-friendly paint and lay each hand on the t-shirt. Do one hand at a time and be sure to carefully lift the hand off the shirt straight up to prevent smearing. You might want to do one or two test runs on fabric scraps – they can always be framed as keepsakes. Use a fabric marker to write names, message, and date for Poppy, Grandpa, or Dad to enjoy and show off whenever he wears his Father’s Day T-shirt.
Father’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas: Crafty Computer Frame.
We’ve all seen decorative mouse pads, but what about the computer itself? If you can get Grandpa or Dad away from the computer, this last minute Father’s Day gift is easy to make and one that will be enjoyed everyday! This monitor frame gift idea from FamilyFun, made from craft foam and dotted with photos of your family, will turn Dad’s home or office computer into a much more colorful — and endearing — place.
Father’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas: Treats – A Grate Gift for Dad.
Is Dad or Grandpa assigned to grilling on Father’s Day? On Father’s Day, I or my children do the grilling. For the grandchildren to help, they are responsible for making the desserts. This clever trio is a tasty way to honor the King of the Grill on Father’s Day. And who doesn’t love dessert (they’re cupcakes!)? To go along with these “grate” gifts for the King, make him a handprint apron to keep his handprint t-shirt clean!
Be sure to have the camera ready to capture the pride in the child’s face when Dad and Grandpa open their Father’s Day Handmade Gifts.