7 Easy-to-Make Gifts for Father’s Day

by Kate Kurka

7 Easy-to-Make Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be a labor of love to come from the heart. With these seven crafts, you can make a heartfelt gift that Dad will love—and we’ll keep your secret about how easy it was.


father's day lottery ticket

Dad’s Jackpot Lottery Ticket


You’ve already hit the jackpot with the dad in your life, and now it’s his turn to win big! This cute DIY gift allows you to create a scratch-off ticket. The best part is you can personalize the prizes for Dad. Whether it’s a fishing trip or making his favorite meal, the possibilities are endless with this homemade Father’s Day gift.


dad rosette

DIY Father’s Day Rosette


Father’s Day Rosette


Dad already knows he’s the best, but it’s always nice to be reminded, right? Show him how proud of him you are with this #1 Dad Award from Kidspot. This is a great homemade gift that’s simple and fun for young kids to make. Present the badge to him the morning of Father’s Day so he can wear it all day long. The best part? All that’s needed to make this easy Father’s Day craft are a few pieces of paper and some artful folding.


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DIY suit and tie candy bar


Fancy Candy


If you’re looking to dress up the typical candy bar gift for Father’s Day, then this craft is for you. You just need an envelope and some scrapbook paper to make this business-clad candy bar from Bits of Everything. Slip dad’s favorite candy bar into this cute DIY to give him a sweet treat.


diy pillowcase

I Love You Pillowcase


I Love You Pillowcase


A simple gift can make a huge impact, like this handmade pillowcase. Before you rule out this Father’s Day craft due to your busy schedule, it’s actually easier to make than it looks. Jenn Kossowan from Mamma.Pappa.Bubba. crafted this super-cute Father’s Day gift. Dad will lay his head down to sleep every night and know just how much he is loved, and all you need is a plain pillowcase and fabric markers. Have your child write “I love you, Daddy” on the pillowcase, add any other doodles and drawings if you like, and you have a thoughtful Father’s Day gift in a matter of minutes.


diy world's best dad mug

World’s Best Dad Mug


World’s Best Dad Mug


This mug is easy to make for Dad, and he’ll love the personalized touch. Simply pick up a plain mug (the dollar store has a great budget-friendly selection), then draw your design with permanent markers. To seal the design, place it in the microwave or oven, so make sure the mug you get is safe for these appliances. Dad will love drinking his morning cup of coffee from this mug. Just remember to handwash it afterward to avoid any fading!


popsicle stick diy father's day

Father’s Day DIY Popsicle Stick


10 Things I Love About Dad


If Dad needs to update his office decor, this homemade gift from EzeBreezy is a thoughtful but inexpensive idea for Father’s Day. Ask the kids to think of 10 things they love about their dad. Then write each of their ideas on popsicle sticks. When all of the ideas are written down, attach a piece of string to the back of all 10 popsicle sticks with hot glue. Leave a loop of string at the top so dad can hang this homemade gift up at his desk and remind himself of just how loved he is.


dad canvas gift

Hooked on Daddy Canvas


Hooked on Daddy Canvas


This canvas idea from Spaceships and Laser Beams will tug on the heartstrings of any dad out there, and all you need is a canvas and some paint. This craft is great for little ones; simply dip small hands into paint and help your child press them onto the canvas to create handprints. Let dry, then add small details like eyes on the fish, a hook, and fishing line to finish off this masterpiece.