21 Easy Fathers Day Crafts for Toddlers

easy fathers day crafts for toddlers

"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." 

– Anne Geddes

And to honor and celebrate their presence, we have a special day - Fathers Day. As Father's day is just around the corner, we have to begin our search to make this day special for our DADs, the very Dependable And Devoted beings in our lives. 

When it comes to celebrating this occasion in order to cheer our superheroes, the first thing that comes to mind is a DIY father’s day gift that showcases our love and efforts. These DIY craft gifts can be created by anyone, irrespective of their age, including TODDLERS.

Check out this Fathers day crafts for toddlers guide, where 21 delightful easy and unique fathers day craft ideas are listed. So read ahead, to find the perfect craft gift and a fun project your toddlers can create with your help!

When is Father's day?

when is father's day

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in many countries, including the United States. This day serves as an opportunity to express appreciation and gratitude for the support, love, and guidance that fathers and father figures provide. This day is celebrated to strengthen family bonds, acknowledge the role of fathers and allow families to spend quality time together.

Easy Fathers Day Crafts for Toddlers

Easy Fathers Day Crafts for Toddlers

#1 Father Day Cards

Materials Needed:

- Construction paper or cardstock

- Washable paint

- Paintbrush

- Markers or crayons

- Glue (optional)

- Stickers or other decorations


Fold a piece of construction paper of any color or cardstock in half to create the card. 

Pour a small amount of washable paint in a contrasting shade onto a plate. With a paintbrush, evenly coat your toddler’s hand with paint.

Gently press your toddler’s painted hand onto the front of the Father’s day handprint cards.

Once the paint has dried, decorate the card and add a personal message to your art for toddlers.

You can also opt for other handprint art like clay print or ink print kits.

#2 Father's Day Drawing

Materials Needed:

- Drawing paper or sketchbook

- Pencils, markers, crayons, or colored pencils

- Eraser (optional)


Provide the materials to your toddler.

Ask them to draw a picture depicting his or her father.

Assist them in drawing and let them color their drawings.

After your toddler has completed the drawing, ask them to write a message for their dad.

#3 Father Day Mug

Materials Needed:

- Plain white ceramic mug

- Washable, non-toxic paint markers or porcelain markers

- Stencils, stickers, or tape for creating designs


Choose a design for fathers day craft for toddlers.

Before starting, make sure the ceramic mug is clean and dry

Lightly sketch the design onto the mug.

Let your child paint the design.

father's day toddler crafts

#4 Father's Day Bracelet

Materials Needed:

- Beads in assorted colors and shapes

- Elastic string or stretch cord

- Optional: Alphabet beads or charms with letters to spell out DAD or dad's name


Let the kid pick out beads in their dad's favorite colors with the right letters.

Cut a piece of elastic string to the desired length for the bracelet. 

Ask them to string the beads onto the elastic cord.

Tie off the ends securely with a double knot. Also, dab clear nail polish or fabric glue to the knots to ensure they stay secure.

#5 Keychain for Father's Day

Materials Needed:

- Keychain ring or chain

- Assorted beads, charms, or pendants

- Alphabet beads (optional)

- Leather cord or sturdy string

- Scissors

- Pliers (optional, for opening and closing jump rings)


Gather your materials and let your child select beads, charms, or pendants that reflect dad's interests, hobbies, or personality.

Cut a piece of sturdy string to the desired length for the keychain. 

Let them string beads onto the cord in the desired pattern or arrangement. 

Tie off the ends securely with a double knot and attach a keychain ring.

#6 Father's Day Doodle

Materials Needed:

- Drawing paper or sketchbook

- Pencils, markers, crayons, or colored pencils


Give the materials to the child.

Let your toddler doodle using pencils, markers, crayons, or colored pencils.

Help them add details to their drawing to make it more personal and meaningful.

fathers day art for toddler

#7 Happy Father's Day Baseball Craft

Materials Needed:

- Plain white paper

- Colorful markers

- Cardboard 


Cut the white shape into a circular shape for art projects for toddlers.

Give the toddlers colorful markers to write "Happy Father's Day".

Allow the marker to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

#8 Tie Craft for Father's Day

Materials Needed:

- White/Colorful paper 

- Scissors

- Glue or tape

- Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

- Stickers, glitter, or other decoration materials


Select two or three colors of paper or cardstock for the tie. 

Cut out tie shapes and let your child decorate the tie shapes using markers, crayons, or colored pencils.      

Cut out a small rectangle of white paper and glue it to the top of each tie shape.

Encourage your child to write a special message.

#9 Father's Day Cartoons Craft

Materials Needed:

- Drawing paper or sketchbook

- Pencils, markers, crayons, or colored pencils

- Eraser 


Let your toddler draw cartoon sketches of them with their father.

Assist them in drawing the outlines of your cartoons on the drawing paper. 

Ask them to add facial features, clothing, and any other elements.

Let them color their cartoon.

art and craft for toddlers

#10 Father's Day Collage

Materials Needed:

- Various photographs of dad and the family

- Colored paper or cardstock

- Scissors

- Glue or adhesive

- Markers, pens, or colored pencils

- Stickers or other decorative embellishments


Gather a selection of photographs of dad and the family. 

Ask your toddler to select the color of the paper.

Help them lay the photographs on the paper.

Use scissors to trim any excess edges from the photos and glue the photographs together.

#11 Lego Father's Day Gifts

Materials Needed:



Help the children create a custom LEGO mini figure that looks like dad.

You can also display such father's day craft ideas for toddlers in a frame.

Present the custom LEGO mini figure to dad as a fun and personalized gift.

#12 Father's Day Treat Ideas with Custom Bag

Materials Needed:

- Treats

- Plain paper bags or small fabric bags

- Markers, crayons, or fabric paint

- Stickers, stamps, or other decorative embellishments

- Ribbon or twine

- Tags for labeling


Take a plain paper or fabric bag and ask your toddler to decorate it with markers, crayons, or fabric paint.

Give them stickers, stamps, or other decorative embellishments to add extra flair to the bag.

Once the bag is decorated, fill the bag with the treats.

fathers day gnomes

#13 Father's Day Gnomes

Materials Needed:

- Felt or fabric (various colors)

- Wooden beads (for the gnome's nose)

- Faux fur 

- Hot glue gun and glue sticks

- Scissors

- Small decorations 


Cut the fabric for the gnome’s hat and body.

Let your toddler assemble the gnome body.

Ask them to attach the faux fur or yarn beard with glue.

Let them glue a wooden bead where the beard meets the hat to form the nose. 

Help them add small decorations to personalize the gnome for Father’s Day.

#14 Happy Father's Day Tag

Materials Needed:

- Thick paper

- Scissors or a tag punch

- Hole punch

- Markers, pens, or colored pencils

- Ribbon, twine, or string

- Stickers, stamps, or other decorative embellishments 


Cut a piece of thick paper into a tag shape. 

Let your toddler punch a hole at the top center of the tag.

Then ask them to decorate the tag.

#15 Pokemon Father's Day Craft

Materials Needed:

- Colored construction paper or cardstock (yellow, black, white, red, and brown)

- Scissors

- Glue stick or double-sided tape

- Black marker or pen

- Googly eyes

- Pokémon stickers or printouts 


Fold a piece of yellow paper in half to create the card base.

Make Pikachu’s Face by cutting circular eyes, cheeks, triangular nose and curved mouth.

Glue the pieces together to assemble the face.

Cut out two long ear shapes from yellow paper.

Father's Day Picture Frame

#16 Father's Day Picture Frame

Materials Needed:

- Plain wooden or cardboard picture frame

- Acrylic paint and paintbrushes

- Glue (hot glue gun or craft glue)

- Decorations (buttons, beads, stickers, craft foam, etc.)

- Photos of dad and the family

- Markers or paint pens

- Scissors


Cut the cardboard into a picture frame. 

Give your toddlers acrylic paint to paint the frame in dad’s favorite colors. 

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Ask them to paint the decorations.

You can cut a piece of cardboard to fit the back of the frame and glue it in place.

#17 Father's Day Ribbon

Materials Needed:

- Wide ribbon or strips of fabric (2-3 inches wide)

- Narrow ribbon or string (for hanging)

- Cardstock or construction paper (for the center)

- Scissors

- Hot glue gun or craft glue

- Markers, pens, or paint (for writing messages)

- Decorative items (buttons, stickers, sequins, etc.)


Cut two pieces of wide ribbon or fabric to about 6-8 inches each. 

Cut a piece of wide ribbon or fabric about 10-12 inches long. Form it into a loop with the ends overlapping slightly. Secure the ends together with glue to form the top part of the ribbon.

Attach the tails by gluing the looped ribbon on top of the tails where they meet, ensuring that the tails stick out from underneath the loop.

Cut a circle from the construction paper, about 2-3 inches in diameter and glue it on the ribbon.

Cut a piece of narrow ribbon or string, about 4-5 inches long.

#18 Happy Father's Day Heart

Materials Needed:

- Red, pink, or any colored cardstock or construction paper

- Scissors

- Glue stick or craft glue

- Markers, pens, or colored pencils

- Decorative items (stickers, buttons, glitter, etc.)

- Ribbon or string


Give your toddler a colored sheet, ask them to fold it and let them draw half heart.

Cut along the outline and unfold the paper to reveal a heart. 

Let them write a small message and decorate the heart.

Father's Day Fishing Crafts

#19 Father's Day Fishing Crafts

Materials Needed:

- Colored Paper

- Scissors

- Glue

- Ribbon/String

- Cardboard

- Markers


Cut out a fish shape from colored paper and write a Father's Day message on it.

Attach the fish to a string or ribbon, then glue the other end of the string to a paper fishing rod made from a popsicle stick or cardboard.

Decorate the fishing rod with markers.

#20 Father's Day Napkins

Materials Needed:

- Plain cloth napkins

- Fabric markers or fabric paint

- Stencils or stamps 

- Painter's tape

- Iron


Start with plain cloth napkins in dad's favorite color.

Give fabric markers to your toddler and ask them to create a design of their choice.

Once you are finished decorating the napkins, you can keep it aside for drying.

#21 Personalized Gifts for Father's Day

Other than the above arts and crafts for toddlers, they can also gift the following personalized gifts this father’s day-

  • Customized photo album
  • Engraved watch or wallet
  • Personalized tool set
  • Customized family portrait
  • Personalized outdoor gear

Summing Up!

Creating a craft with toddlers is not just a fun activity to do together but is also a wonderful way to enhance their creativity. And these 21 fathers day crafts for toddlers are a perfect way for the little hands and big hearts to show appreciation while boosting their motor skills. Each craft provides an opportunity for toddlers to express their unique personalities and to create something truly special for their dads.

So gather your materials, set up your crafting space, and find the craft that both your toddler and their dad will love. It is time to make this Father's Day one to remember. Toddler Treasures urges you to find a project that is a heartfelt tribute to the wonderful dads who inspire and support their families every day. Happy crafting and Happy Father’s Day!