DIY Father’s Day gifts you can make with your kids

DIY Father’s Day gifts you can make with your kids

We all knew it was around the corner, but Father’s Day still seems to sneak right up on us every year. So, the big question is: What to get Dad—other than a box of sweet treats from Mother Rucker’s Sweets, of course! We recommend a personalized, handmade gift to show how much you care. Here are a few DIY projects that are perfect for kids of all ages to make.

The Car Care Package: We all know whose chore it is to keep the family car clean, right? So, put together a Daddy’s Car Wash Kit. Get the good stuff—the best brand of wax, the mildest detergent, a nice new sponge and a set of clean, lint-free towels. Put them all together in a small bucket, and have all the kids personalize the bucket with markers and stickers. Then, make the next car wash a family affair. A little help with the chores shows you care!

Retro Soda Bottle Snacks: For this project, you’ll take a clean, empty six-pack of glass soda or beer bottles—the kind that come in a cardboard carton. Fill them up with all kinds of guilty-pleasure snacks, like chocolate-covered nuts and other candies, and then label them with these retro labels that are ready to print out and stick on. All decked out and placed back in a decorated carton, these snack bottles are a real treat for Dad to keep at his desk or his work bench.

Garden Markers: Growing your own grub is huge right now. If the gardening bug has bitten the father in your family, chances are he’d really appreciate these simple but handy garden markers.

A Rustic Picture Hanger: Take an old piece of weathered wood, hammer in some nails and string wire from one end to the other—now you’ve got a rustic picture holder perfect for the bedroom, garage or anywhere your dad wants to hang photos of his family. Best of all, this handmade project can be accomplished in less than an hour.

Children’s Silhouette Art: An interesting take on the portrait, cut out silhouettes of your children’s profiles make for sophisticated wall art and an easy-to-make project from the kids all in one.

A Growing Family Tree: Creating an artistic representation of the family—especially a growing one—can be both decoration and a nice way to display how the family’s all related. This tutorial will show you how to make your own.

Roll-up Tool Organizer: If you’re handy with a sewing machine and your kids are old enough to help, this roll-up tool organizer is genuinely useful for the dad who can’t seem to keep his tools together.

Footprint Sculpture: If the Dad in your life is a new father, this tutorial will show you how to make an imprint of your baby’s footprint for a lasting keepsake.

Root Beer Float Kit: Complete with printable, personalizable labels, this tutorial will help you to create the perfect root beer float kit for everyone to enjoy while celebrating Dad.