Summer’s quickly approaching, which means that Father’s Day is also around the bend. If you have a child who wants to create a handmade Father’s Day gift this year, rather than buy something from the store, there are many creative ideas that will be both enjoyed by dads and easy for kids to make. Here are just a few ideas to inspire you.
Father’s Day Gift Idea – Accessory Boxes
Most moms have jewelry boxes to keep their accessories in. However, most dads don’t have a dedicated spot to keep their knickknacks. So, for a special Father’s Day gift this year, have your child paint a hinge top wood box and present it to his dad as an accessory holder. The box is a great place to store rings, tie clips, cuff links, watches and more. To personalize the box, consider having your child add his dad’s initials on the box. You can also have them paint the box in the colors of dad’s favorite sports team. You can also use oval bentwood boxes as an alternative.
Many dads have a desk where they keep important supplies, like paper clips, safety pins, thumbtacks and more. Your child can help his dad get organized at work by decorating these black shallow round tin cans and giving them as a set of desk drawer organizers. Leave the tin cans as is — a handsome, striking black. It can also be painted in dad’s favorite colors, with his initials, or with colors that match his office decor. The organizers can help him keep his office tidier. It will also be a nice reminder of his child while he is at work.
Game Snack Bags
Many children love to sit back and watch their favorite teams play sports on TV with their dads. For Father’s Day this year, one of the best handmade Father’s Day gifts you can present is a customized snack mix, wrapped up in these sports-themed cello bags. Buy dad’s favorite snacks at the grocery store, and then fill up 10 bags with a combination of the snacks. Consider getting things like popcorn, chips, chocolate candy, jelly beans, nuts and pretzels. Seal the bags tightly with a ribbon, and then have your child present them to his dad on Father’s Day. Everyone can share them together while they watch TV and cheer on their favorite team.
Nail and Screw Organizer
For a dad who is handy with tools, one great idea for a handmade Father’s Day gift is a nail and screw organizer. Your child can make one using this 6-section wood tray with handles. To start, have your child paint the wood tray a color that he likes, or finish it with wood stain. Then, fill in each section with hardware that will be useful to his dad while he builds: nails, screws, bolts, nuts, washers, screw anchors and more.
If you want your child to make a handmade gift for his or her dad this year, check out the selection of supplies from Paper Mart. There are many products to make inspired personalized, DIY gifts that dad will find useful and meaningful. If you’ve already bought a gift, Paper Mart can help, too, with a wide selection of gift bags, boxes, and wraps to make the gift seem festive and fun.