Hands down, the best gift you could give Dad for Father’s Day is quality family time, complete with a few Father’s Day activities. But if the kids want to go the extra mile for Dad, there’s nothing better than a handmade creation. Here are a few DIY Father’ Day gift ideas perfect for kids of any and all ages, from the littlest makers to tweens who have their crafting skills down pat.

The only hard decision is to figure out which craft to make. The ideas here celebrate his love of movies, his favorite superheroes, his grilling skills or even his record collection. Handprint crafts are always popular, so Dad can see how big his kids are getting. (Maybe include a pack of tissues with the gift, if that’s the case.) Then there are the useful crafts, which can be enjoyed long after Father’s Day is over, such as picture frames, magnets, pencil holders and cup cozies. Or maybe he just wants something that tells the truth, and calls him the World’s Greatest Dad. Whichever route you choose, remember to add a sweet note in a Father’s Day card, and he’ll be so touched!

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Record Coasters

For the audiophile dads out there, this craft lets him know he’s a hit! Plus, they’re functional, doubling as coasters.

Get the tutorial at Craft Project Ideas »

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Tin Can Pencil Holder

You can upcycle an old tin can (make sure there are no sharp edges!), paint it and personalize it with a photo. Then Dad can use it for pencils, flowers or anything else he might need to store.

Get the tutorial at Buggy and Buddy »

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Dad Rocks Paperweights

Dad rocks — literally. Collect rocks on your next walk, and re-create the members of your family for Dad to keep on his desk.

Get the tutorial at Hello, Wonderful »

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Jars with Decals

This is a bit advanced, since it requires a Cricut. But if you’ve got one, you can make personalized jars for all his favorite sauces and spices.

Get the tutorial at JOANN »

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Father’s Day Trophy

These trophies let kids totally unleash their creativity. Let them loose in the art-supply bin and have them go wild!

Get the tutorial at Meri Cherry Art Studio »

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Hanprint Keychain

It’s a handprint craft — but shrunk down so Dad can keep it with him always. If you make it a yearly tradition, you can have fun comparing how much they’ve grown.

Get the tutorial at JOANN »

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Salt Dough Magnets

This craft looks like something you picked up at a cute gift shop — but it’s really from homemade salt dough. Deck them out in Dad’s favorite colors

Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda »

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LolliPOP Prize Ribbon

He’s so sweet, so give him a sweet! These prizes are colorful and easy to assemble, and you can write your messages on the ribbons.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built »

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Paper Roll Dad

For a one-of-a-kind dad, you need a one-of-a-kind gift — like a paper tube roll dressed up to look just like him. You can even make his favorite outfit!

Get the tutorial at Non-Toy Gifts »

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Rock Picture Frame

It’s a card, craft and gift in one! Make sure you take a Father’s Day picture together so he has a new photo to put in this frame.

Get the tutorial at Mommy Moment »

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Yoda Card

Dad is wise like Yoda. Your kids are cute like Grogu. It just makes sense that they’d give him a card that says, “Yoda best.”

Get the tutorial at Simple Everyday Mom »

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Popcorn Card

If Dad is a movie buff, this card will bring him good cinema memories without all the sticky butter. Pom-poms transform into popcorn kernels with just a little creativity.

Get the tutorial at Craft Project Ideas »

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Stick Roll-Up Card

He could hang this card up in his office so all his coworkers know the coolest things about him.

Get the tutorial at Michaels »

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Daddy & Daughter Scrabble Frame

With just a picture frame, Scrabble letters, a hot glue gun and some craft paint, you’ll have a picture-perfect present for dad in under 15 minutes.

Get the tutorial from Practically Functional »

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Handmade Superhero Craft Card

It’s the cutest way for the young superhero fan to show their love for the big superhero in her life.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids »

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Swedish Fish Box

Perfect for dads who love to fish, or love to eat Swedish fish! Make this cute craft into a hands-on learning experience by having kids sort the fish by color into different boxes.

Get the tutorial from Eighteen25 »

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Cup Holder

Now, Dad will always know just which coffee cup is his. You need a Polaroid Play 3D Pen to pull this one off, but Dad is worth it!

Get the tutorial at JOANN »

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LEGO Building Memories Jar

Jot down a favorite activity of his on each LEGO, then pick them out of a mason jar when you need a fun weekend activity. When you’re done with a few ideas, stack the legos on top of on another to represent the memories “built.”

Get the tutorial from The Seasoned Mom »

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I Love You This Much Hand Card

This one’s definitely one of the easier crafts on this list! Kids trace their hands, and you help them cut out of a strip of paper to fold in accordion style. Add some letter stickers and you’re done!

Get the tutorial from Day in my Life »

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Shirt and Tie Card

If he wears ties every day, it’s only fitting he gets a card with his staple style. Real tie not included.

Get the tutorial from East Coast Mommy »

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Father Bobble Head

A mini version of him with a cutout of his face is sure to bring the whole family a few laughs and giggles.

Get the tutorial at The Pinterested Parent »

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Homemade Monster Mix

Even the littlest monsters can help construct this healthy snack for dad. The blogger includes a printable to decorate the jar perfectly for the holiday.

Get the tutorial from Lil Luna »

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Hands Down Best Dad Ever Frame

This one already comes with a printable, so all you have to do is grab some blue tempera paint and get your kids to start stamping their hands.

Get the tutorial from Catch My Party »

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Dad Typography Glasses

Simply print the template onto some sturdy cardboard in his favorite color. Make sure to help the little one when using the craft knife or scissors.

Get the tutorial at Mr. Printables »

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Handprint Baseball

If Dad loves throwing the ball around with the kids, grab one from the toy basket and ink a handprint on top. Done!

Get the tutorial from Sunny Day Family »

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Best Dad Award Ribbon

This gift idea doesn’t require complicated skills to show dad that he’s #1. When you’re done with it, stick a safety pin on the back so he can wear it all day Father’s Day!

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun »

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Salt Dough Dad Frame

Here’s one that multiple kids can work on together — “Dad” is the perfect word for a picture frame with two (or three!) photos.

Get the tutorial at The Soccer Mom Blog »

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Scribble Mug Craft

Here’s a craft that’s pretty forgiving when it comes to kids that love to scribble! Simply apply decorative stickers on a blank, ceramic mug, then let your child scribble away in various colors.

Get the tutorial from I Heart Arts and Crafts »

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Love You to Pieces Picture Frame

Building the frame is easy: All you need is some cardboard, a few spare puzzle pieces, and some popsicle sticks. The hard part will be choosing which picture to frame.

Get the tutorial from Crafty Morning »

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Following in Dad’s Footsteps Card

Grab one of dad’s shoes (preferably an old and unused one) and dip it into some paint to make a shoe print. Follow the same process with baby’s footprint, and you have an adorable card he’ll hold on to for years to come.

Get the tutorial from Crafty Morning »

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