As a parent, I have this somewhat frustrating dilemma. I love when my children exercise their creativity, and we love to build and create things. But as someone who trends toward and strives for minimalism, it’s difficult to know what to do with all of the
junk masterpieces we end up with sometimes. Is it just me?
So this year, with school finishing up and a few weeks before Fathers Day, I decided to scour the internet for some awesome ideas for DIY Fathers Day Gifts that the kids can make. I found all kinds of great things that can actually be functional or beautiful – or both! – that we can make at home. And that means you can probably make them at your home, too!
I love the idea of gifting something consumable. Whatever “tools” he prefers – beef jerky, candy, craft soda or beer, chips, etc can be included. You can personalize this and give a gift that’s thoughtful, but doesn’t need stored for very long!
We might modify the design, but I think a personalized grilling plate is brilliant! We are in desperate need of a nice, large plate for cookouts as summer approaches, and this one would definitely make him smile!
These DIY coasters are perfect for the dad who has a wet bar or who loves to have his drink in the living room during a movie or television show. The best part? I’ve seen them done with family photos, beer labels, and maps, and all of those have looked great – so the possibilities are endless!
Much like the grilling plate, I think work gloves that have been personalized by the kids are sure to bring a little extra joy to what might otherwise be a chore.
Whether you use it as a paperweight as stated, or put a larger rock in your garden/landscaping, I know kids have a blast creating painted crafts out of paver stones or smooth rocks.
Finally, while it kind of falls into the category of “mostly just has to be stored somewhere”, we always get a kick out of the interview-style printables like this one!
I’m going to let my kiddos choose what they think best suits them and my husband, but what would you make? I’d love to see if you and/or your kiddos try one of these fun projects!
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