Arts & Crafts

DIY Father’s Day Cards

By: April Theis
Three homemade cards for Father’s Day.
minute activity
Ages 3+
Fine Motor Skills
Social Emotional

These cute and crafty cards are perfect for the dad (or Grandpa!) who is master of the golf course, the barbecue, or the lawn. Dad will appreciate the time and creativity that goes into making the cards, and kids will be proud to create something that’s meaningful to Dad and can be displayed for everyone to see.

What You'll Need

What to Do

  1. Golf Card

    For the golf bag, cover the short cardboard tube with paper. Cut out a handle and glue it to the bag.

    For golf clubs, bend one end of three chenille sticks and cover each end with aluminum foil. Glue the clubs into the golf bag.

    To make the whole card, fold green cardstock in half to make the card. Glue on the golf bag. Add cut out and glue a black circle for the hole. Add a paper flag and a message to dad.

    Homemade golf-themed card for Father’s Day.
  2. Lawn Mower

    Fold the cardstock in half to make a card.

    Use colored paper to cover a small box (we used a raisin box). Add a message on a different piece of paper, and glue it to the front of the card.

    Cut out and tape on paper wheels, a strip of paper “grass” and a chenille-stick handle.

    Add a message on the “grass” inside!

    Homemade lawn mower-themed card for Father’s Day.
  3. Barbecue

    Fold black cardstock in half to make a card.

    For the grate, glue chenille sticks across the front of the card.

    Cut out and glue on handles and paper food.

    Write a message on a separate piece of paper and glue it inside the card.

    Homemade barbecue grill-themed card for Father’s Day.

Extend the Fun

Younger children: This is a great time to review the letters D and A. Sound them out with your child. Have your child trace the letters in the air (you can guide your child’s hand) or in a shallow dish of rice. And then, help your child write the letters on the card to make D-A-D.

Older children: Encourage your child to get “punny”—and funny—with clever sayings on Dad’s card. If your child doesn’t get why Dad is “above par,” take a moment to explain it. Think about other golf terms (or lawn or barbecue terms) that can become puns. If your child comes up with a real winner, help them write it on the card.

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By: April Theis