Here’s a list of handmade gifts for Dad and Grandpa filled with unique keepsake crafts and personalized homemade gift ideas that kids can help make for Father’s Day, Christmas, or His Birthday. (First published on May 17, 2018; this post is regularly updated and republished to improve the content.)
Homemade Gifts for Dad from kids make gift-giving fun! Unique Father’s Day gifts kids can make are the perfect present for him because they are always a hit with Dad and Grandpa. Here’s a giant list of handmade Father’s Day gift ideas that are also wonderful gifts for Christmas or his birthday. You may also like this list of printable Father’s Day cards to color for Dad, Grandpa, or a father-in-law. (You will notice that several coloring cards can also be used for Dad’s birthday.)
This huge list of Father’s Day crafts includes homemade gifts for dads from kids for fathers and grandfathers everywhere, with several perfect gift ideas toddlers and preschoolers can make. Invite the kids to help make any of these unique gifts with a personalized touch for Dad or Grandpa (on his special day or just because) at home or in the classroom. You might also enjoy this list of homemade gifts kids can make for Mother’s Day. It has great DIY gift ideas for parents, grandparents, and teachers.
The easy DIY projects and crafts described below make easy homemade gift ideas for Dad for Father’s Day, Christmas, or his birthday. Have you ever wondered, “What are some cool Father’s Day gifts?” “How do I make my dad feel special on his birthday?” or “What should I gift my dad on his birthday?” Scroll down to see several lists of recommendations for the best gifts for dads from kids–and other handmade gifts kids can make that he is sure to LOVE. You might also enjoy these Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Kids.
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Easy Homemade Gift Ideas for Christmas And Father’s Day Craft Ideas Kids Can Make for Dad and Grandpa
This list of gorgeous homemade gifts for dad and grandpa kids can make are the best birthday gifts and perfect for Father’s Day and Christmas gift-giving. Unique Father’s Day gifts for Dad and Grandpa from the kids will always make him feel special and cared for. And there’s nothing you can give him better than that.
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Handmade Unique Gifts for Dad from Kids
Invite the kids to make easy homemade gifts for Dad and Grandpa with this list of fun ideas. Each of these unique Father’s Day gifts makes a fantastic handmade gift idea for Christmas and his birthday. (Many DIY gift ideas on the lists below would also work for Mother’s Day.)
Best Fingerprint Gifts for Dad
DIY gifts for Dad or Grandpa with fingerprint art are personalized keepsake gifts that Dad will treasure. So, here’s a list of Father’s Day craft ideas you can make with fingerprint art for him that he will love.
1. Fingerprint Art Keychain Charms for Dad
Another fun way to transform art that kids make into a gift for dad is to make fingerprint art keychain charms. You can even create fingerprint art with Dad or Grandpa’s favorite team on his keychain. And that also makes these personalized pendants and charms a great idea for Dad’s birthday gift.
2. Homemade Fingerprint and Thumbprint Heart Gift Ideas
Grandpa and Dad may also enjoy these thumbprint heart gift ideas kids can help make.
3. Daddy and Me Fingerprint Coffee Mug
Here’s a simple Father’s Day craft he is sure to love. Learn how to make a mug for dad or grandpa that he can enjoy with his morning cup of coffee with the DIY tutorial on Crafts by Amanda.
4. Best Fingerprint Art Ideas
Another fun idea is to make some fingerprint art for Dad. Click on the link to see all the amazing ways the whole family can create art with their fingertips!
5. Fingerprint Art Magnets
DIY Fingerprint art glass magnets are a great way to safely save your child’s artwork inside a keepsake memento for dad or grandpa.
Best Handprint Gift Ideas for Dad and Grandpa
Handprint gift ideas make a unique personalized gift that dads and grandpas love. Here’s a list of handprint gifts perfect for Dad or Grandpa for Father’s Day, Christmas, or his birthday!
1. Handprint Art with a Thumbprint Heart Keepsake Gift
Make handprint art with a thumbprint heart sitting in the palm! Art with kids’ handprints and thumbprints is a great gift for Father’s Day.
2. Handprint Ring Dish
Help the kids make a handprint ring dish for Dad. My husband rarely takes off his ring at home but loves the gorgeous marbled clay ring bowl on his dresser. This marbled clay handprint craft makes a great jewelry dish for dad (or mom) and a fun soap dish for dad or grandpa, too!
3. Shell Frames with Handprint
Use shells that the kids collect to make handmade shell frames. Add a handprint, footprints, or a favorite photo, and you have a super easy homemade gift idea from the kids.
4. Handprint Baseball with Printable Poem
A handprint baseball with a printable poem is a unique homemade gift for Dad for Father’s Day. Check out the DIY details over on Sunny Day Family.
5. Four Seasons Handprint and Fingerprint Tree
A four-season Handprint and Fingerprint Tree is another fantastic homemade gift Dad can hang on the wall as a keepsake he can treasure. My daughter made the handprint tree gift in the photograph below for her dad for Father’s Day, but it also makes a great birthday gift for Dad.
6. Handprint Keychain for Dad or Grandpa
A handprint keychain is another easy homemade gift for Dad. Click the link to see the example made by Grey House Harbor on Pinterest. Unfortunately, the directions to make this simple handprint craft for Dad are no longer available online.
7. Salt-Dough Heart with a Handprint and Footprint
A handprint and footprint heart is an easy salt-dough keepsake gift you and your children can make from scratch for Dad and Grandpa. The handprint and footprint hearts shown below were made for Valentine’s Day.
Feel free to substitute Dad’s or Grandpa’s favorite colors (or his favorite team colors) to personalize it just for him. Check out Valentine’s keepsake gifts that kids can make for more keepsake gift ideas that would be perfect for dad or grandpa.
More Homemade Gift Ideas for Dad or Grandpa
Personalized Gifts for Dad and Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Personalized gifts are always a hit with Dad and Grandpa for Father’s Day, Christmas, or his birthday. Use any last-minute gifting ideas below to make something special and unique for Dad!
1. Colored Golf Balls for Dad or Grandpa
Colored golf balls are a super easy gift idea from kids that is perfect for dad. Find the directions for this homemade gift over on School Time Snippets.
2. Personalized Hammer for Dad or Grandpa
Have the kids make a special Hammer for Dad. Visit The Flying Couponer for directions to make this easy gift for Dad or Grandpa.
3. Personalized Candle Holder Gift Idea
Make faux stained glass candle holders, or invite the kids to paint a personalized candle holder for Dad or Grandpa. And if you need help getting the kids motivated, inspire children to make homemade Father’s Day gifts with this hack in handpainted candle holders.
Personalized Photo Gifts for Dad
Use photos of Dad and the people he loves to make personalized photo gift ideas for Dad on the list below.
1. Dad Salt Dough Picture Frame
Make a “Dad” salt dough picture frame with the kids as another super easy handmade gift idea. Check out all the DIY details on The Soccer Mom Blog.
2. DIY Father’s Day Photo Book for Dad
Here’s a homemade photo memory book that kids can help make for Dad for Father’s Day, Christmas, or his birthday. Get the DIY project directions for this personalized gift idea for dad on Craft Box Girls.
3. Personalized Picture Keychain Charms Tutorial
Make some homemade keychains for Dad with the kids. Photo charms are an easy homemade craft and a great DIY gift for Grandpa or your father-in-law. So use this picture keychain tutorial to create unique, handmade keepsake gifts that your Dad, Grandpa, or your father-in-law will treasure!
More Unique Homemade Gifts for Dad and Grandpa
Unique handmade Father’s Day gifts kids can make are always a hit with Dad. Homemade Gifts for Dad from kids make gift-giving fun!
Homemade Pen Holders and Caddies for Dad and Grandpa
Show Dad how much you care with the unique handmade gift ideas below.
1. Lego Pen Holder Homemade Gift Idea
A Lego pen holder with a photo frame kids can make is another super simple gift for dads that even toddlers can help make. Head over to LalyMom for the DIY project tutorial.
2. Homemade Remote Caddy for Dad or Grandpa
Invite your children to make a photo remote caddy for Dad or Grandpa. Pop over to Teach Me, Mommy, for the complete directions to make this homemade gift for Dad or Grandpa.
Unique Gifts for Dad and Grandpa
Here are a few last-minute gift ideas for Dad on Father’s Day or his birthday. When all else fails, these quick homemade gift ideas made with supplies most people have at home will surely put a smile on his face.
1. Building Memories with Dad (or Grandpa!)
Build memories with Dad with this unique homemade gift idea from kids. Recycled some of your old Lego Duplo blocks with this easy gift idea for dad or Grandpa. Pop on over to The Seasoned Mom for all the DIY details.
2. Nuts for Daddy Unique Heart Craft for Him
Invite your children to recycle nuts and bolts to make a sweet daddy heart. It would be just as easy to put Grandpa, Dad, or Dad’s name in the middle of this DIY project for him. Visit Mosswood Connections to learn how to make this easy homemade gift idea.
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More Handmade Father’s Day and Birthday Gifts for Dads from Kids
My Dad Rocks Gift Ideas
Feel free to substitute Grandpa for these fun homemade rock gift ideas. “My grandpa rocks” and “Grandpa, you rock” also make great phrases for this DIY gift for Dad.
1. My Dad Rocks Painted Rock Idea
Paint a rock for Dad that reads, “My Dad Rocks,” or “Dad You Rock!” Learn how to paint a rock, find our favorite rock painting supplies, and discover our favorite rock painting ideas in our guide to painted rocks.
2. Handmade My Dad Rocks Frame Gift Idea
Have your children make a “my dad rocks” or “my grandpa rocks” photo frame. Check out the tutorial on Mommy Moment to make this simple handmade gift for Dad.
3. My Dad Rocks Father’s Day Pebble Card
Here’s a simple handmade Father’s Day gift from the kids that Dad will love. Head on over to Non-Toy Gifts for the free printable and directions.
4. Dad, You Rock! DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea
Here’s a Father’s Day craft that makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for him. Visit Doodle and Stitch to learn how to make this unique gift idea for your Dad, Grandpa, or father-in-law. Dad, you rock!!
Homemade Necklaces and Bracelets for Dad or Grandpa
Who said necklaces and bracelets were only for mom on Mother’s Day!? My husband loves the necklaces our daughter has made him, and he wears them with pride. If you already know what you want to make for him, learn how to start and finish a necklace or bracelet in three easy ways.
1. Personalized Necklace for Dad
Here’s another good gift for Dad. Make Dad a simple gemstone beaded necklace or bracelet with his children’s birthstones or his favorite colors. You can even hand bead his name, a favorite nickname, dad, father, pops, papa, or grandpa, beaded onto the necklace if you like! Use our personalized mom necklace tutorial to get started. All you need to do is substitute dad for mom, spell dad’s name, write his favorite team or player number, or leave the name out altogether!
2. Painted Wooden Spool Necklace or Bracelet
Make Dad a painted wooden spool necklace with this easy jewelry-making tutorial DIY. Pop over to see how easy these necklaces and bracelets are to make and personalize with your dad’s name or his favorite colors. You can even paint them the color of Dad’s, or Grandpa’s, favorite team!
3. Acorn Marble Necklace
Use a large acorn cap and a shooter marble to make a homemade acorn marble necklace for Dad. My husband loves his shooter acorn marble necklace! Acorn marble necklaces also make great ornaments and window decorations and are fun to hang on a car’s rearview mirror!
Homemade Cookies and Cakes for Dad, Grandpa, or FAther-In-Law
Last but certainly not least. When all else fails, we have one final homemade gift idea to make him feel special on his birthday or Father’s Day. Homemade cookies and cakes always put a smile on Dad’s (or Grandpa’s) face and are an easy last-minute way to make him feel like a king on his special day. So, make him his favorite cookies, cake, or pie, and watch his face light up with joy and appreciation.
Peanut butter cookies, yellow cake with chocolate frosting, and lemon meringue pie always put a smile on my dad’s face whenever we had trouble thinking of another gift to give him. And no matter how often we make them, he always appreciates our effort and acts like our homemade confections are the best gifts on Earth. Because to him, they are.
If you don’t know his favorite cake or cookie and want to surprise him, ask his mom or another family member for his favorite recipe. When in doubt, homemade chocolate chip cookies or sugar cookies are always a hit and are easy and fun for the kids to make. But no matter what you make, I promise he will LOVE it!
Printable Father’s Day Cards to Color
Give him a Father’s Day or birthday card you can color to complete the gift. Because these aren’t just Father’s Day cards. Several coloring cards for Dad, Grandpa, or a father-in-law on the list below would also work for Christmas, his birthday, or another special day, especially when colored with festive seasonal designs depending on the occasion. Download and print any printable Father’s Day cards to color on the list below to give to your dad, grandpa, papa, or another father-like figure. Or, purchase the entire bundle of Father’s Day printable coloring cards for one low price–HERE!
- #1 DAD! Printable Cards to Color for Dad for Father’s Day or Birthday
- Favorite Hero Printable Father’s Day Card for Dad
- O-Fish-Ally Awesome Printable Father’s Day Coloring Card
- Favorite Hero Printable Father’s Day Card for Grandpa
- Best Dad Ever! Printable Cards for Dad to Color for Birthday or Father’s Day
- Daddy Bear Father’s Day Printable Coloring Card
Homemade Father’s Day Gifts for Dad from Kids
Handmade gift ideas make gift-giving fun! Handmade gifts for dad or grandpa from the kids are always a favorite with parents and grandparents. You may also like this collection of Handmade Gift Ideas Kids Can Make and our Ultimate Family Gift Guide.
We hope you have enjoyed this excellent collection of homemade Father’s Day gifts and birthday gift ideas for Dad and Grandpa. Unique keepsake crafts and personalized homemade gifts for dad or grandpa from kids make great homemade gifts for Father’s Day, Christmas, or his Birthday.
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