Here are six Father’s day art and craft activities and creative gift ideas for dad.

Dad Rocks

You will need:

Step by step:

  • Cut a slice about 5mm thick off your block of clay
  • Form the shape you would like, making sure the top surface is fairly flat so your letters will be readable
  • Press small pieces of gravel into your clay to write your message to your Dad or loved one
  • Note that School White Clay will require firing in a kiln for a permanent result.

Desk Mini Golf

You will need:

Step by step:

  • Cut a slice about 5mm think off the block of clay and cut into the shape of a golf green. It can be almost any shape you like
  • Take one of the wooden tools and poke a hole into the ‘green’ for the flag. Make a dent for one of the balls to rest in
  • Take two pea sized pieces of clay and roll into balls. Set all the clay pieces aside to dry
  • When the flat piece of clay is dry, paint it with green paint. Try patting the tip of your brush on the surface instead of using long strokes to get a grassy effect
  • Cut a small piece of tape to create the flag. Wrap the tape around the wooden tool and cut it into a shape if you wish.

Father’s Day Photo Box

Make and decorate a shrine to you and your Dad. Celebrate the unique bond you share by making him his very own photo box.

You will need:

You could also use:

  • Transport Foam Pack 351775
  • Foam Tool Stickers pack of 76 437667
  • BBQ foam adhesive shapes pack of 39 413218
  • Sport ball Foam Shapes Pack of 500 356881
  • Super Sequin Pack 240g 357111
  • Star Sequins 50g 136887
  • Rhinestones Pack of 570 357442
  • Kindy Glitz 015537

Step by Step:

  • Decorate the box with paint, crayons, stickers or markers.
  • Jazz it up with decorative additions such as glitter, sports or transport themed foam shapes or glue on his initials.
  • Fill each window with a special picture of you and/or your father or father figure.
  • Lastly, glue the tabs together and you have made your 3D photo cube for your Dad to treasure, play with and proudly display.

Cardboard tie 

You will need:

You could also use:

  • Transport Foam Pack 351775
  • Foam Tool Stickers pack of 76 437667
  • BBQ foam adhesive shapes pack of 39 413218
  • Sport ball Foam Shapes Pack of 500 356881
  • Super Sequin Pack 240g 357111
  • Star Sequins 50g 136887
  • Rhinestones Pack of 570 357442
  • Kindy Glitz 015537

Step by Step:

  • Decorate this white cardboard tie or borrow one of Dad’s old ties to create a tie shape (trace around it in pencil onto a piece of cardboard then simply cut it out).
  • Use paint, markers, crayons, glitter or stickers to decorate.
  • Colour the background and apply stripes, spots or other shapes with paint or markers
  • Attach sports, transport, tool or bbq themed foam shapes and add his initials
  • For added creativity, write Dad a message or draw Dad
  • Then, simply thread the tie with elastic to hang and children have created something their father or father figure can wear and show his “number one Dad” credentials.

Business Card Holder

You will need:

You could also use:

  • Rainbow Matt Paper Kinder Squares 085621
  • Transport Foam Pack 351775
  • Super Sequin Pack 240g 357111
  • Star Sequins 50g 136887
  • Rhinestones Pack of 570 357442
  • Kindy Glitz 015537
  • Foam Sheets 089441
  • Acrylic Felt Sheets 012443

Step by Step:

  • To make our Business Card Holder we used Craft Sticks. Alternatively you could use Coloured Popsticks
  • Join two Craft Sticks together along their edges using Kids PVA Glue. This will be used to form the base of the Business Card Holder
  • Now join together another four Craft Sticks along their edges to make the back of the holder
  • Glue another Craft Stick diagonally across the four for added strength
  • To make the front of the Business Card Holder join three Craft Sticks together along their side, and then glue another diagonally for strength
  • To make each side, carefully cut two Craft Sticks to size using a pair of scissors. And simply glue these on
  • Once dry you can decorate however you like. We used Acrylic Felt Sheets to make stars. You could also use Transport Foam Pack
  • Glue another Craft Stick diagonally across the four for added strength
  • To make the front of the Business Card Holder join three Craft Sticks together along their side, and then glue another diagonally for strength
  • To make each side, carefully cut two Craft Sticks to size using a pair of scissors. Simply glue these on
  • Once dry you can decorate however you like. We used Acrylic Felt.

Dad’s Kitchen Rules Apron

You will need:

Step by Step:

  • We chose to create a personalised apron for Dad, but these Blank Canvas Aprons are perfect for any occasion or as a gift to suit anyone as they can be decorated as you wish
  • We used Black Fabric Paint to illustrate in freehand the words "Dad's Kitchen" using symbols of some of Dad's favourite things or you can simply write the words
  • Then (using a pencil) draw two oven mitts below the words (using pencil allows you to get your oven mitts drawn perfectly before you fill them in with Fabric Craft Paint)
  • We then used Red Fabric Craft Paint to fill in the pencil drawing of your oven mitts and used Black Fabric Craft Paint to add the final detail to the gloves.

For more father’s day art and craft activities visit http://www.edex.com.au/resource/art-craft-inspirations/fathers-day/