As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how to show Dad just how special he is to your family. Kids will love making these easy Father’s Day crafts for preschoolers to show their appreciation for their father or father figures. Perfect for dads and grandpas everywhere, these crafts are made with inexpensive and simple materials. Many offer step-by-step instructions or printable templates to make the crafting process easier with little ones.
Whip up something from this list to honor Dad on his special day. A DIY gift or card is such a heartfelt way to show that you care. These crafts are perfect for making at home with the kids or at school or daycare with your students. They’ll make beautiful keepsakes that dads will treasure for years to come!
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Father’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers
Dog-Themed Father’s Day Card from The Inspiration Edit:
This is an easy craft to do with preschool kids, and it’s a terrific way to show Dad how special he is. The printable template makes it easy for preschoolers to make and cut the shapes to assemble the cute little dog on the front of the card.
Father’s Day Handprint Craft from Messy Little Monster:
Handprint crafts are perfect for preschoolers, and think of the fun kids will have making their handprints look just like Dad! The step-by-step instructions make it easy to create this project with your preschooler, and it’ll be a treasured memento for years to come.
Kid-Made Father’s Day Paintings from Fun Learning for Kids:
These paintings are super easy for kids to make, and they’ll look great in the home or Dad’s office at work. All you need are some alphabet stickers and canvases to get started.
I Love Dad Thumbprint Craft from A Dab of Glue Will Do:
Cover a piece of cardstock or canvas in thumbprints over letters that spell out, “I love dad.” Won’t it look great on the fridge or in Dad’s office? Choose Dad’s favorite colors to make the craft. It’s a fun way to practice those fine motor skills!
Father’s Day Rocket Ship Card from I Heart Crafty Things:
Dads and grandpas alike are going to love this rocket ship card featuring your child’s photo and a message that says, “I love you to the moon and back.”
Whale Father’s Day Card from The Inspiration Edit:
Any dad will have a whale of a time on Father’s Day after receiving this card. It’s a really simple design that kids can complete with little help from adults.
Easy Turtle Father’s Day Card from Little Fish:
Cut out the turtle template or draw your own turtle to make this turtle-y awesome card for Dad. This is such a cute card, but you could use the template to paint a turtle on canvas, too.
Black Glue Tie Father’s Day Craft from The Inspiration Edit:
This black glue tie craft is really fun to make. Kids can practice their fine motor skills tracing the designs with black glue and then painting them in with watercolors. Aren’t they beautiful?
Candy Tie Father’s Day Card from Natural Beach Living:
Or how about a tie filled with Dad’s favorite candy? The kids will be so proud presenting this to Dad on Father’s Day. Preschoolers will need help with the hot glue portion of the tie assembly.
Nuts and Bolts Father’s Day Card from Red Ted Art:
Use some old nuts and bolts from the garage or Dad’s toolbox to make this cute card. Turn those pieces into a robot that reminds Dad that he keeps the family bolted together. Cute!
Father’s Day Scratch-Off Craft from My Joy-Filled Life:
What a fun way to surprise Dad! Kids will love watching him uncover the reasons why they love him. And you can make this any theme you like, according to Dad’s hobbies—fish, golf balls, baseball, etc.
Scrabble Tile Frame from Easy Peasy and Fun:
Let kids practice their letter identification skills while making a scrabble tile frame for dad. Don’t forget to put a cute picture of the kiddos in the frame before presenting it!
Handprint Alien Card from Simple Everyday Mom:
Any out-of-this-world dad will love an alien handprint card from their little ones! It’s such a cute keepsake to put in the scrapbook for the year.
BB-8 Star Wars Father’s Day Card from Simple Everyday Mom:
Star Wars fans will instantly recognize BB-8! Make this card for the best dad in the galaxy—your dad, of course! There’s a full-color version of the card or one that kids can color in, which makes it even more special.
Father’s Day Medal for Preschoolers from Red Ted Art:
This cardboard medal for an award-winning dad features a photo of the kids inside! It’s a sweet little keepsake that can be hung up on the wall to be enjoyed for a while.
Baseball Father’s Day Pop-Up Card from The Soccer Mom Blog:
You’ll hit a home run with this sports-themed card for dads. Who could resist his kids’ smiling faces popping up out of the baseball glove?
Popsicle Father’s Day Card from Projects with Kids:
Let Dad know that he’s the coolest with a fun, colorful popsicle card. Kids will love painting these with lots of bright colors and applying the mustaches to the face.
Father’s Day Fingerprint Tie Card from Messy Little Monster:
Kids can use their fingerprints to make this shirt and tie card extra special for Dad. No two ties will look the same. Kids can choose 2-3 colors to create a lovely little pattern, or they can go wild with colors and prints.
Teddy Bear Card from The Soccer Mom Blog:
For dads who are big teddy bears, make one of these sweet cards featuring your child’s photo. Kids can make their bears any colors they’d like, and their little fingerprints will be used to make the bear’s nose.
Father’s Day Handprint Craft from The Best Ideas for Kids:
Here’s another excellent handprint craft with faces featuring cool mustaches and bowties! This cute card would be great for any time during the year for Dad, Grandpa, uncles, etc.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.