My kids just told me that they have 7 more days until school is out, say what?!! Tomorrow is June 1st, which means summer will be in full swing and Fathers day is just around the corner. Today’s post about Kid friendly, simple & low cost DIY Fathers day gift ideas is a little different than other projects I share here. But the idea of a simple craft that is low cost can be universally appreciated.
Over the years I have gotten the kids involved in the sweet and loving smaller gift ideas. I like the give Dale the nice store bought gift that the kids and I pick out. Then we add in a loving gift that the kids help me makes. This year we are still working on something special, but I am sharing Fathers day gifts from years past.
One year I purchased two glass jars and had the kids tell me why they loved their Dad, what made him special. Then I wrote what they said onto a note.
I made one from the kids and then one from me. Since being one this parenting ride with him, we have different thoughts than the kids do. I adore this idea so much! It gets the kids thinking about the gift recipient (being their Dad) which teaches them about the gift of giving to others.
It also let’s their Daddy know just how special he is. The new tie or brief case is nice, but little trinkets like this is what fills his heart with love on this day celebrating all things Dad.
Just last year, we added to this idea of letting him know how much they love them and created a cute canvas with their thoughts.
Of course throwing in their tiny hand prints makes it extra adorable!
I added their ages and the year this was created. Dale usually takes these things to his work and puts them in his office.
Now that the kids are older they can help come up with the ideas. We have also done framed art work that they made, which was so sweet. Each of them drew a picture of them and their Daddy, then painted it with bright colors.
Simple and inexpensive gifts like this are the ones that will be treasured and remembered. The beautiful thing about this these is that it really helps the kids consider someone else and what they would like to receive.
A few years ago I tickled my kids tiny feet with markers and wrote I (heart) Dad. I have three kids and this phrase worked out perfectly! My kids had fun with it, and I had to wrestle their feet to hold still while I drew on them.
The results are adorable! There is something so cute about kids tiny little feet. I printed out this picture and put it in a frame, another quick and inexpensive Fathers day gift from the heart! Since Fathers day is all about the wonderful man that my kids call Daddy I wanted to share a little bit from my heart. I have shared this before and have had other Dad’s read it and say that they enjoyed it and imagined it coming from their family. So if you know of a special Dad that deserves these kind words be sure to share it!
A love letter to Dads
On Fathers day these great men deserve the breakfast in bed, back rub, and sentimental gifts from their littles. Fatherhood done right means they work themselves to exhaustion (just as us Moms do), and get up and do it again… all for them… those little ones that have our heart within the tiny palm of their hands. So these Kid friendly, simple & low cost DIY Fathers day gift ideas is just the perfect way to get those kids involved in making their Daddy feel special, knock it out of the park this Father day with the gifts filled with love! Fathers day is only 2 weeks away, so get to work planning a special day for the most special of Dads!!!