Father's Day Craft

Celebrate Father’s Day with a handmade gift and card he’s sure to love. Just follow these simple instructions from Lakeshore Learning.


Father’s Day Trophy (Ages 4 and up)

Let Dad know who his biggest fans are with a trophy kids can make themselves. 

What You’ll Need:

• Two paper cups 

• Masking tape

• Yellow or gold glitter tempera paint 

• Old newspapers or butcher paper

• Painting bowl

• Paintbrush 

• Pipe cleaners 

• Glue 

• Dad Decals template

• Scissors

• Crayons


Step 1: Spread old newspaper or butcher paper on top of your workspace. Then squeeze yellow glitter tempera paint into a bowl.

Step 2: Place one cup upside down and then stack the second cup on top, right-side up, so that the bottoms of the cups are touching each other.

Step 3: Secure the two cups together by wrapping masking tape around the circumference of the bottoms of the cups. Note: Younger kids may need some additional help with this step to be sure that the cups are securely held together.

Step 4: Paint the cups (and visible masking tape). Let dry.

Step 5: Poke two small, vertically aligned holes about two inches apart on one side of the top cup.

Step 6: Repeat on the other side of the top cup.

Step 7: Select two pipe cleaners of the same color to make “handles” on each side of the cup by inserting one end of a pipe stem into the cup through the top hole and the other end into the cup through the bottom hole. Secure the pipe cleaner by curling or bending about a half-inch of each end inside the cup.

Step 8: Select a Dad Decal (bit.ly/2FuLPN7) to add to your trophy. Color, cut out and glue the decal to the top half of their trophy, and then present to Dad!


Shirt & Tie Card (Ages 4 and up)

Tell your dad just how special he is with this handmade, heartfelt card.

What You’ll Need:

• Tie template

• Father’s Day Poem reproducible

• White construction paper, 12 by 18 inches

• Construction paper, 9 by 12 inches

• Markers

• Scissors

• Glue Stick


Step 1: Cut a 12-by-18-inch sheet of white construction paper in half lengthwise.

Step 2: Take one of the pieces and fold it in half. The folded edge will be the top of the card.

Step 3: Measure about 2 inches from top on each side of the card. Cut a 1½-inch diagonal slit on each side. 

Step 4: Fold the flaps inward to make a shirt collar.

Step 5: Trace the tie template (bit.ly/2HnyA1k) onto colored construction paper. 

Step 6: Cut out the tie and decorate it as desired. 

Step 7: Glue the tie onto the front of the card beneath the folded collar.

Step 8: Cut out and glue the printable Father’s Day Poem (bit.ly/2FxSje5) to the inside of the card, or write your own heartfelt message. Don’t forget to sign the card before giving it to your dad.


Find more holiday and summer craft ideas at lakeshorelearning.com. Click on craft ideas and activities, under resources. 




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