It’s almost Father’s Day and you have probably started thinking about what the kids can get Dad this year. While many people will shop online and get him a new tie or a box of his favorite candy, why not have the kids make him something special?

Children are young for such a short period of time and a special craft project is a wonderful way for Dad to look back at that age. I treasure the Christmas ornaments and Mother’s Day gifts that the kids have given me over the years.

Consider one of these Father’s Day crafts the kids can make during quarantine:

Make a Father’s Day Card: Whether the kids make Dad a gift or just a Father’s Day card, there are so many different ideas to choose from. This Father’s Day card would be ideal for a fisherman. Or, this card would be great for any Dad.

Make Dad a Picture Frame: You can start with a premade picture from and simply stain and design it. Or, if you have woodworking skills, you can help your child make one from scratch. This fun picture frame is decorated with Scrabble tiles to spell Dad out a special message. Get the directions and details right here.

Dad Paper Weight: If Dad works in an office or has a home office, why not make him a paperweight. This craft is a fun idea that even a younger child can help with. See the full directions right here.

Handprint Keepsakes: A handprint keepsake is a wonderful way to keep track of how your child grows each year. If you make Dad a handprint keepsake for Father’s Day, he can display it as a memory of how quickly the kids grow up. This one even includes a photograph.

Make a Father’s Day Mug: If you have an older child and are looking for a craft project that’s a bit more in-depth, check this one out. You can make Dad his own coffee mug using painter’s tape by doing a fun technique called tape resist. Learn how to make this fun gift here.

Make Dad a Personalized Shaving Kit: This fun gift starts with a can of shaving cream and razors. And, by adding a personalized label, your Dad has everything he needs to shave in style. Get the free printable for this project right here.

Of course, making Dad a gift should be fun for the kids. So, get their feedback on what they think Dad would like to get.