Crafts for Father’s Day 2021: 10 inexpensive, last-minute DIY ideas to make with kids

Who is the superhero in your life? A question that makes you think a little, isn’t it? But for children, it’s not at all difficult to answer. Ask them, and the answer will not be long – it’s mom or dad! Yes, it’s like that for kids. Their parents save them from everything and solve all their problems. Now it’s Father’s Day!  The date is fast approaching, so if you’ve been looking for some great DIY ideas to help kids surprise their parents, you’ve come to the right place. We are going to 10 original DIY projects for Father’s Day 2021 to show love to dad.

When is Father’s Day in 2021?


Father’s Day 2021 falls on June 30. The festivity, as we know it today, takes place every third Sunday in June. In France, the date was officially recognized by decree in 1952. However, you should note that dads are not celebrated everywhere on the same day. So with the special date approaching, it’s high time to think about a DIY Father’s Day gift to make your superhero happy.

DIY for Father’s Day 2021: Cardstock Ties


What would daddy’s outfit be without an unusual accessory made with love by his Loulou? The card stock tie makes the perfect Father’s Day gift that even kindergarten kids can make. But, of course, adult supervision is required, especially for the cutting step.

Necessary material :

  • Construction paper
  • 1 hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Thread or tape
  • Self-adhesive stickers, glitter, pompoms, or any other decorative element as desired

How to proceed :

  1. Arm yourself with a pencil and draw the pattern of a tie on the construction paper. It is still possible to download and print a pattern.
  2. Cut out the tie. Using the hole punch, punch two holes at the top of the tie.
  3. Now your kid can get creative by decorating the paper prop however they see fit.
  4. Finally, thread the ribbon (or thread) through the holes and tie it off. Here!

Tools “in disguise” as a gift for a superhero dad


Every dad secretly imagines himself wearing a cape and saving his family from all the troubles in the world, so why not make his fantasy come true? Our following DIY Father’s Day idea promises to inspire you to choose a DIY gift for your superhero!

Necessary material :

  • 1 hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • Construction paper
  • 2 movable eyes stickers
  • Some thread

Instructions :

  1. Cut a sheet of construction paper in half. Take one half and fold it around the wooden spoon lengthwise to create a cape. Secure with double-sided tape.
  2. Cut a thin strip of construction paper and wrap it around the top of the spoon. Secure with double-sided tape.
  3. Glue the wiggly eyes to the strip of paper.
  4. Cut out an irregular shape from yellow construction paper, large enough to write a message for Father’s Day on it. Drill a hole in the top. Pass a piece of wire through it and attach the small card to the “disguised” spoon.
  5. Your superhero gift for Father’s Day is ready!

A superhero-themed trinket dish for Father’s Day.


Let dad know how cool he is by gifting him a DIY superhero-themed trinket dish. The good news is that the project is straightforward to customize according to personal wishes. You can use leftover scrapbooking paper, old comics, or even calendars or greeting cards. If Dad needs a place to put his keys, coins, or wallet, a DIY trinket dish would be a great idea.

Necessary material :

  • Terracotta saucers
  • Superhero-themed scrapbook paper (comic book pages, calendars, or greeting cards)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Colored pencils
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • 1 pencil

Instructions :

  1. Paint the terracotta saucers in the colors of your choice. It is not necessary to paint the bottom of the saucer. Leave to dry.
  2. Depending on the type of paint used, it may be necessary to apply 2 coats. Let the paint dry completely before continuing.
  3. Place the saucer on the scrapbooking paper and trace with a pencil. Cut out the circle.
  4. Using a brush, apply Mod Podge to the bottom of the saucer, where You will place the paper. Put on the paper and press firmly.
  5. Then cover the entire saucer with Mod Podge to seal. Work in stages to allow the glue to dry. Seal the upper areas first, let dry, then turn the saucer over and seal the lower parts where there is paint. To speed up the drying time, it is possible to use a hairdryer. Ideally, let the saucer air-dry overnight.

A photo frame decorated with pebbles “Daddy, you tear up.”

Are you still looking for DIY ideas for Father’s Day? How about a gift that’s as practical as it is decorative, which will display the most beautiful pictures of dad while keeping them dust-free? Making a photo frame decorated with pebbles is a creative project that even children can achieve without difficulty. Do not hesitate to add a small text, for example, “Papa, tu tear,” or quite simply, “I love you, papa.”

Necessary material :

  • 1 photo frame
  • Shingles
  • 1 hot glue gun
  • 1 brush
  • Gray paint
  • Adhesive lettering


  • Disassemble the photo frame by removing the glass. Paint the frame by applying one-two coats of graphite gray paint. Set aside to dry.
  • Once dry, heat a hot glue gun.

  • Apply a dab of hot glue to a corner of the frame and put a pebble on it, pressing lightly on top. Then, working quickly and carefully, glue the remaining rollers in place until they cover the entire frame.
  • Stick the adhesive lettering on the glass.

  • Replace the glass in the photo frame.
  • Place a sheet of decorative card stock in the frame against the glass. Step up, and you’re done.

A DIY spiral photo holder to offer for Father’s Day

The following DIY Father’s Day idea is great for encouraging children’s imagination and creativity. It’s about making spiral photo holders that are incredibly decorative and practical at the same time. Super easy, this project makes the last-minute and inexpensive gift for dad. Plus, you don’t need much – a few pebbles, paint, and a bit of copper wire will do just fine.

  1. Allow the children to paint the pebbles in bright colors. Once the paint is dry, kids can get creative by drawing playful patterns on all pebbles. Finally, it is advisable to apply Mod Podge over the entire surface of the pebbles to seal everything. Let it dry for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Cut a piece of copper wire. Twist one end into a spiral, and wrap the other a few times around a pebble. Make sure to smooth the rod.
  3. Repeat the same steps for the remaining pebbles.
  4. Drag a snapshot into the spiral and give the photo holder to dad.

Star spikes as a decoration on daddy’s pancakes

There are dozens of ways to surprise dads on Father’s Day, but our next idea is worth your consideration. A bunch of pancakes topped with homemade jam and decorated with star picks – Daddy’s party will become even more special with a breakfast like this. Infinitely customizable and super easy to make, these peaked decorations are the perfect finishing touch for pancakes, pancakes, cupcakes, and even a cake. All you need is a star pattern that you can print and cut out. Trace the pattern onto construction paper and then again onto decorative paper. Cut out following the marks. Glue the designs on top of each other, securing the pick in between. Leave to dry. Make several decorations to make a breakfast full of color and good humor.

A jar full of “my favorite things to do with dad” building blocks

Sometimes it isn’t easy to choose what to give a man. But, when it comes to finding a gift for Father’s Day, the situation is a little more different. But we’ve found the perfect DIY project that will melt every dad’s heart. It is a simple jar filled with building blocks on which to write the child’s favorite activities with his parent. So extremely simple to achieve and absolutely original, this idea could even bring tears of happiness.

Pebbles disguised with Washi tape for Father’s Day.


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