In which Buffy makes some homemade Father's Day gifts/ cards….
If ever you should wonder why I'm so into making DIY Father's Day cards and gifts, you can actually blame my zeal on my dad. Aside from inheriting a talent for drawing from him, I also happened to have gotten a great infusion of his creative energies and ideas. He loved making things -- I'll say more about that in a minute -- and he loved expressing himself through the poems, sayings and quotes he found in birthday and holiday greeting cards.
Pretty much, I was doomed. As a result, I'm always looking for Father's Day activities that I can do or when I have kids in my charge, for handmade Dad's Day cards and gifts.
- For your FYI: When is Father's Day 2014? Father's Day weekend is June 14th and 15th this year, with the actual holiday falling on the 15th. Mark the date on your calendar if you haven't already.
Personalized Gifts are Homemade Gifts Very Often
Once upon a time in my younger days, I was a nanny in New York. It was the first time I was really away from home for a long stretch. I knew my dad missed me, because my mom told me so. He did, too, but he didn't dwell on it too much when we talked on the phone, mostly because I think he didn't want me to feel guilty.
In any event, I was never more certain that he missed me than when I came home to Idaho from my first year of nannying in New York. My dad had done his own weekend craft activity and my bedroom was the recipient. I walked into my "new" old room to find it completely remodeled, including a giant sign/ welcome home card that he hung from the ceiling on fancy chains that said, "Welcome home, Buffy!"
What does this have to do with craft ides for Father's Day you might ask? Everything in a word. He taught me through his actions that if you're going to make something homemade, you ought to do it in a big and thoughtful way.
From then on while my father was still alive, I used to live making him funny and personalized Father's Day cards, Christmas gifts and birthday crafts. No Father's craft idea was ever too elaborate.
Father's Day Craft Activities for Kids of All Ages, Including Grown-ups
To that end, I've compiled some of the best homemade Father's Day cards tutorials and ideas here in this article. Some of the Dad's Day activities you'll find will be appropriate for preschool activities, while others fit more into a grown-up kid's Father's Day activity. Whether you need a Father's Day card from a daughter or a son, a wife or a sister, you'll find a craft that's just right for you. Heck, you'll even find a Father's Day tie card tutorial.
And if you're slumped about what to write in a Father's Day card, you'll find these suggestions for Dad's Day quotes, poems and sayings a good place to start.
Make Your Own Father's Day Cards: Some Ideas to Get You Started
Each of the Dad's Day activities you'll find in the slide show will teach you how to make a Father's Day card. Some are cute. Some are way funny. Some are easy Father's Day cards to make while others require a bit more work. Click on the pictures in the slide show to get the instructions for the homemade Father's Day cards. I think after you see all the choices, you'll agree with me that making Father's Day card is a DIY art activity that reaps many rewards of the heart. You're certain to find a gift for dad (if you, like I do, feel cards can be gifts).
Here's a list of the kinds of handmade Father's Day card tutorials you'll find when you click through the slide show:
- Father's Day ties
- Father's Day tools
- Golf-themed card
- Steampunk greeting card
- Dad's Day cards from your kids (including some easy and free printable Father's Day cards)
- More funny sayings and quotes for your Father's Day cards
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Printable Fathers Day Card Plus Easy Card Tutorial
Making Father's Day Cards: Fathers Day Tie Cards
Below, you'll find instructions for four different kinds of Father's Day tie cards. I think these are so cute and are so representative of the kinds of gifts for dad that kids love to get. Some of these are simple to make, so younger kids can make them as well.
Go back to the main page for this DIY Happy Father's Day greeting card article.
DIY Father's Day Golf Card Tutorial
Many dads love playing golf, and this Father's Day card craft activity gets right to the heart of pop's favorite hobby. It's a very easy card to make, so if you're looking for a card for preschool/ younger kids, this is also a good choice.
Head back to the main Dad's Day article on card making.
Old-Fashioned Fathers Day Card Design
I love old-fashioned designs that look like something you'd see from the turn of the 19th century. This card kind of has that feel to it, so if you're dad is sentimental like mine was, this is the perfect card for him.
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Personalized Father's Day Greeting Cards Steampunk
Tools for Father's Day cards
It might be a cliche, but when all else fails in the Father's Day gift-giving department, getting dear old dad some tools is an excellent way to go. This card speaks to a father's love of tools. It's also way cute, but still has a masculine feel. To make it, click on this link.
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