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5 Father’s Day Crafts for Under 5’s

Looking for a heartfelt gift your little one can give their Dad this Father’s Day?

There are hundreds of possibilities, but our favourites are hand-made. To help you get inspired we’ve put together 5 Father’s Day Crafts perfect for under 5’s!

These don’t just make for thoughtful gifts but also are plenty of fun and help your little one develop a range of Early Years skills including:

  • Communication and Language - learning new vocabulary, listening, and understanding.

  • Physical Skills – developing fine motor skills.

  • Understanding of the World – better understanding of special days and traditions like Father’s Day.

  • Mathematics – add counting when grabbing each item to enhance their learning.

The Activity: Father’s Day Frames

You will need:

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Collage materials (tissue paper, buttons, dry pasta, gems, felt etc.)

  • Markers or paint & paintbrush

  • Hot glue gun

  • Photo


  1. Start by cutting out a frame shape out of the cardboard, with the inside of the frame a smaller rectangle shape than the outside.

  2. Next, decorate your frame with your collage materials.

  3. Once decorated, you can stick a photo onto the back and you’re done - you’ve got a lovely Father’s Day gift!

The Activity: Father’s Day Feet Bookmarks

You will need:

  • Card paper

  • Paint

  • Paint brush or paint tray

  • Scissors

  • Ribbon


  1. Brush or dip your little one’s foot with paint.

  2. Press their foot into the card paper and allow it to dry.

  3. Once dry, cut out the footprint, poke a hole on one side and thread through your ribbon – and you’re done!

The Activity: Paper Plate Medal for Father’s Day

You will need:

  • Paper plate

  • Yellow paint

  • Paintbrush

  • PVA glue

  • Tape

  • Crafting materials (pompoms, buttons etc.)

  • Marker pen

  • Pencil

  • Ribbon


  1. Paint your paper plate yellow (or another colour if preferred) and leave to dry.

  2. Once dry, decorate the perimeter of the plate!

  3. You can then add text to the middle of the plate – write it in pencil and have your little one trace it with a marker for some fun writing practice.

  4. Finally, stick on two short bits of ribbon on the back of the medal and your Father’s Day medal is done!

The Activity: Monster Hug Father’s Day Cards

You will need:

  • Coloured card

  • Sugar paper

  • Felt pens

  • Scissors

  • Googly eyes

  • Glue


  1. Draw a monster onto your card and cut it out.

  2. Use the sugar paper to draw around your little one’s hand and cut out with the addition of long monster arms.

  3. Glue the arms to make the hug onto the back of the monster.

  4. Decorate your monster, optionally writing on a personal message and you’re done!

The Activity: Father’s Day Dish

You will need:

  • Air drying clay

  • Paint

  • Rolling pin (optional)

  • Paintbrushes

  • Pencil


  1. Roll out your clay and fold in the edges to create a dish – this doesn’t need to be perfect – imperfections and fingerprints make it more original!

  2. You can then use your pencil to write out a personalised message or make a design. You can use this idea and write out ‘We’ and ‘Daddy’ and make a heart out of thumbprints or create a handprint design.

  3. Leave your dish to dry and harden – this will take a few days.

  4. Once dry, it’s time to get creative and paint the dish.

  5. Allow to dry and you’re done!


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