Father's Day

17 Easy Father’s Day Craft Ideas for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Make Dad’s day extra-special with these too-cute Father’s Day crafts for kids.happy little girl making her dad smile

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to remind Dad how much he means to his family—and if he’s got toddlers or preschoolers at home, his special day couldn’t possibly be complete without a Father’s Day craft. It doesn’t matter if it’s covered in scribbles or dripping with glue; he’ll look right past that and see a heartfelt gift made just for him. Need some great Father’s Day craft ideas? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite Father’s Day crafts for preschoolers and toddlers. Consider pairing these with some lottery tickets, a six-pack of his favorite craft brew or something else on his wish list for a Dad’s day he’ll never forget.

Father’s Day Craft Ideas for Preschoolers

Preschoolers make the best crafting assistants. Not only do they love to help, but they’re also learning the basics of important fine-motor skills like cutting, gluing and tracing. Channel those newfound skills with our list of adorable Father’s Day crafts for preschoolers.

Tuxedo card

Here’s a dressed-up card that’ll steal Dad’s heart on Father’s Day. Brought to you from Andreja at Easy Peasy Fun, it’s a heart-shaped card that doubles as a tuxedo. When he’s done swooning over the outside of the card, he can unfold it to reveal a four leaf clover, where the kiddos can write a sweet message about how “lucky” they are to have him in their lives.

Paper bag book

You’d never guess writing a book would be on our list of easy Father’s Day craft ideas, but this paper bag book from I Heart Crafty Things is a breeze to pull together. Your preschooler can be the writer and illustrator of their very own “book” for Dad, made from a paper bag and bound together with string. Just add a cute cover and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind gift.

All About My Dad

Here’s another craft that makes Dad the subject of his own book, this time using printables and prompts from the Lia Griffith site. This craft combines your preschooler’s scribbles with some seriously adorable answers to the question prompts. Dad will have a blast learning that he’s three inches tall and has “small hair.” A cover illustrated by your little one is the icing on the cake on this super-cute craft created with Dad in mind.

Father’s day coupon box

What dad would refuse a little help around the yard or a buddy for some of his side projects? We can’t think of any! That’s why this cute Father’s Day coupon box from All Kids Network is one of our favorite Father’s Day craft ideas. Cut out some fish from construction paper and jot down “coupons” on them that Dad can redeem for hugs or help, or whatever else your little ones can dream up. Then, let your little ones go crazy with construction paper and glue to decorate a one-of-a-kind container for the fish to live in.


Scrabble tile frame

A good picture frame belongs on any list of best Father’s Day craft ideas, right? Because when you’re a parent, there’s no such thing as too many pictures of your kids. We’re in love with this simple, masculine DIY frame from Andreja at Easy Peasy Fun. Scrabble tiles spell out a special message for Dad on this photo frame—so in addition to having fun with a Father’s Day crafts project, your littles will get a spelling lesson too. We’ll call that a win! Once you’ve worked together to select a message for the frame, hand over the glue and let your preschooler go to town.

Photo remote caddy

There’s more than a “remote” chance Dad will absolutely adore this remote control caddy, courtesy of Nadia at Teach Me Mommy. If you’re looking for Father’s Day craft ideas that involve your preschooler but look a bit more refined, your search is over. Using a basic box and some mod podge, you and your kiddo can create a Father’s Day gift the whole family will love to look at for years to come.

Best Dad sign

Here’s a cute way to let your little one show Dad how much he means to them. This adorable “Best Dad Hands Down” picture from La-La’s Home Daycare is a “hands-down” winner when it comes to Father’s Day crafts for preschoolers. Your child will have a blast inking their hands with paint and planting their handprint on paper. You can handle the writing and hole-punching, while your kiddo can pick out a colored ribbon to use as a hanger.

All About My Dad poster

Happy Home Fairy brings us this sweet “All About My Dad” poster that your preschooler can help put together. Little ones are pretty much guaranteed to answer questions about Dad hilariously wrong, but it’s all part of the fun. Happy Home’s version of this classic Father’s Day craft idea adds some pictures of your kiddo to the top of the poster.

Crayon art rock paperweight

There’s a good chance Dad’s desk could use a colorful pick-me-up—and these pretty rock paperweights are easy Father’s Day crafts that are just right for the job. Red Ted Art brings us a fun project that uses broken and unused crayons (because we’ve all got plenty of them!) melted down to decorate rocks. If a paperweight isn’t really Dad’s style, these adorable rocks can be used to brighten up a garden or add a pop of color to his bedside table.

Heart thumbprint key chain

Every dad needs a keychain that shows off his pride and joy: his kiddos. And we’re totally inspired by this one, from the Inspiration Vault site. Here, an oven-baked clay heart features a little one’s thumbprint, so Dad will have a visual reminder of his toddler when he’s away. And since this craft pretty much only involves a thumbprint, it’s also an adorable option if you’re looking for Father’s Day craft ideas for babies.

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