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Father’s Day is coming up! Let your kids show him how much he’s loved with a homemade gift.
If you’re looking for a fun Fathers Day craft your kids can make, I’ve got exactly what you’re looking for right here!
Dad will love knowing that his kids think he’s the coolest!
Fathers Day Craft Kids Can Make
Just a heads up… This craft may require a little prep work from mom. Sometimes, craft foam can be difficult to cut so Mom may need to do it ahead of time.
However, if your little ones want to make this craft independently, you can certainly use construction paper instead. It’s much easier for preschoolers to cut on their own.
- Black, Pink & Bright Green Craft Foam Sheets – or construction paper if desired
- School Glue – liquid glue will work better with foam
- White Poster Board or Cardstock
- Pencil or Marker
- Google Eyes
- Popsicle Stick
STEP 1: To start this craft, you’ll need to download and print the POPSICLE template. You can do that HERE. You can even laminate the template for stability if you plan to use this in a classroom setting.
STEP 2: Cut your template out.
STEP 3: Trace the popsicle onto bright green craft foam (or construction paper) and cut out.
* This is the step some kids will need help with. Craft foam is bendy. Some children will need you to hold the foam for them. Others may need you to do all of the cutting on this step.
STEP 4: Glue the popsicle stick to the back of your popsicle. Be sure to center it so the popsicle is lopsided.
STEP 5: Glue your popsicle to your white poster board or cardstock.
STEP 6: Glue google eyes onto your popsicle. Add a black smile made with black craft foam, or use a black marker to draw one on. Cut pink rosy cheeks from craft foam, and glue above your popsicle’s smile.
Again, some children will need help with this step, especially since the pieces you’re cutting are even smaller than the first one. They should be able to do it on their own if you are using construction paper.
STEP 7: Cut out popsicle droplets from scraps of the bright green craft foam and glue them around your popsicle.
STEP 8: Add your message with a marker or print your words and glue them onto your card.
You’re all done! Dad will treasure this Fathers Day craft card because it was made with love!
Grab a book about dads, and snuggle up for a quick story.
Here are a few of our favorites:
I Love Dad | Celebrate Dad’s special day by saying “I Love You”–with a little help from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call “Dad” how much you appreciate him. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care.
I Love My Daddy | Sometimes daddies are loud and playful. Other times they are quiet and compassionate. And they are always loving. Sebastien Braun’s appealing text and charming illustrations follow a day in the life of a bear and his bear cub in this celebration of the bond between father and child.
My Dad Loves Me | Featuring adorable illustrations from Marianne Richmond, My Dad Loves Me! illustrates all the ways a dad shows his love to his children! Kids can relive their best times with Dad every day!
I Love My Daddy Because… | This book begins with a heartwarming scene between a human parent and child, but moves on to loving care in many animal families. “He sings me songs,” says a gray wolf cub. “He keeps me safe and warm,” says a young penguin. Children will love reading about how baby animals spend time with their dads, and daddies everywhere will love celebrating Father’s Day—or any occassion!—with this adorable gift from their little ones.
Father’s Day Blessings | Papa Bear and Gramps are the best dads in Bear Country and the cubs want to show their love. Working together with Mama and Gran, a special fishing trip and picnic are planned for Father’s Day. Will Papa and Gramps bring in a big catch of fish … or will they catch something else even better?