Fun Craft Ideas You Can Do for Father’s Day

Last Updated: February 3, 2024

Father's Day is a special occasion celebrated worldwide to honor and appreciate the contributions and influence of fathers and father figures. 

It serves as a reminder to express gratitude and love toward the paternal figures who have played pivotal roles in shaping our growth and development. It is a day when we can go that extra mile to make our dads feel cherished, valued, and loved!

One way to make Father's Day even more meaningful is through handmade cards or even gifts. 

These gifts hold a special place in the hearts of both givers and recipients, as they reflect thoughtfulness, creativity, and a deep understanding of the recipient's interests and preferences. 

Personalized gifts have the power to convey emotions and memories uniquely, making them more than just material possessions.

Show Dad how much you appreciate him with a card!

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So in this blog post, let us explore some exciting paper craft ideas that can help you make Father's Day truly memorable! These craft ideas allow you to unleash your creativity and create something unique for your dad. 

When Did We Start Celebrating Father’s Day?

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood. While the concept of honoring fathers has ancient roots, the modern observance of Father's Day originated in the early 20th century in the United States.

The idea for a special day to honor fathers can be traced back to the early 1900s. In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd, from Spokane, Washington, is credited with proposing the idea of Father's Day. 

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She wanted to create a day similar to Mother's Day to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by fathers. Dodd's father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran and a single parent who raised six children, inspired her to advocate for a day dedicated to fathers.

The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Dodd's efforts gained attention, and several states in the United States started to observe Father's Day.

FUN FACT! It wasn't until 1972 that Father's Day was officially recognized as a national holiday in the United States when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.

Over time, the observance of Father's Day has spread to many countries worldwide. Different countries have their traditions and customs for celebrating fathers and father figures. 

Father's Day dates vary in different parts of the world, with many countries observing it on the third Sunday in June.

Some Fun Father Day’s Craft Ideas

Father’s Day is typically celebrated by expressing love and appreciation for fathers and father figures. It is common to give fathers gifts such as cards, flowers, or special items on this day. 

It’s also widespread to just visit a store and buy a gift, but if you want something fun and truly one-of-a-kind, we’ve got your back!

Here are some fun paper crafts you can do to celebrate Dad:

A Handmade Card

Instead of buying a mass-produced card, why don’t you make one for the man of the hour? 

It’s pretty simple, to create a heartfelt and personalized Father’s Day card, you will need a few basic materials. Start by gathering paper. You can even go the colored route and have one in your dad’s favorite colors or shades that complement his personality. 

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Cardstock will serve as the base for the card, providing stability and durability. You’ll also need materials for cutting, gluing, and securing the elements together.

Make your card a beautiful and unique one by:

  • Is your dad a green thumb? Or is he perhaps a world traveler? Use his interests as your anchor in designing your card. You can use stamps and dies that depict his favorite hobbies. Don’t worry; it’ll look pretty and is even easy to use.
  • Make the card even more special by adding personal touches like photographs. Attach your favorite one with you and dad using an adhesive such as washi tape. These personal touches will make the card unique and meaningful, and you can reminisce about your happiest moments.
  • Don’t forget to write a message! If you’re unsure about it, you can’t go wrong with using sentiments. These sentiments perfectly encapsulate your feelings and can also be the springboard for you to write your message. Need more writing inspiration? Read this post.

Make a Scrapbook

You may find a card a tad too tiny, especially if you have a lot of things to say to your Dad.

Creating a heartfelt scrapbook for Father’s Day is a beautiful way to express your love and appreciation. Even better, it’s pretty easy to make it on your own!

  • Start by gathering your materials and deciding on a particular theme or motif. You can anchor the design of your scrapbook to your father’s favorite hobbies. Another way to go with it is to gather photos and mementos you want to highlight and choose embellishments like stickers, washi tape, or enamel dots with these items in mind.
  • The beauty of crafting a scrapbook is that there is no hard and fast rule! You can design your background with glitter paper, stamp in some borders, or cut patterned paper to create layers or frames to highlight your photos—the decision is up to you.
  • Write captions or journal entries to accompany your photos, expressing your feelings, memories, and gratitude. Use high-quality writing tools like a fine liner or gel pens for a more polished look. You may even opt to use colored pens for added fun.

The most crucial aspect of creating a Father’s Day scrapbook is the love and thought you put into it. Personalize it with your unique touch, heartfelt messages, and cherished memories. It will undoubtedly be a treasured gift that your father will treasure for years.

A Card, but Pop-up!

Dads can be our biggest supporters and protectors, but they can be pranksters, too! 

A pop-up card might be a good and heartwarming payback for the day that never failed to surprise you. 

Pop-up cards add an element of surprise and delight to any occasion. 

Make your card sentiments pop, literally!

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If you’re not sure how to make your card pop like a jack-in-the-box, you can play around with dies, stencils, or even coloring materials to make your designs look as if they will fly out of the card!

Make Dad Happy With These Paper Craft Ideas!

Making a gift for fathers on Father's Day holds immense significance and meaning. Creating a heartfelt present allows us to express our love, gratitude, and appreciation for the fathers in our lives. 

Handmade gifts have a unique personal touch, showcasing the time, effort, and thoughtfulness invested in their creation. It is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the role fathers play, acknowledging their sacrifices, guidance, and unwavering support. 

For the best dad, Happy Father's Day!

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These paper craft ideas provide a creative and hands-on way to make Father's Day memorable. 

Whether through origami or pop-up cards, the effort and thought put into these personalized crafts will undoubtedly make your dad feel loved and appreciated!

Looking for more crafty ideas? Head over to our In The Craft Room page and get inspired!

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