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June is a time for barbecues and trips to the beach, but it’s also a time to celebrate the man in your life!  Father’s Day is just around the corner, and homemade Father’s Day gifts are the perfect way for your little ones to show their dad just how much they care — And without breaking the bank!  Here are 7 easy gifts to help your child celebrate their dad this coming holiday.

7 Special DIY Father’s Day Gifts Your Kids Can Make

June means BBQ's and beaches, but it's also means celebrating Father's Day. Here are 7 easy Father's Day gifts to help your child celebrate their dad.

Dad Libs

Who doesn’t love creating silly sentences and funny stories with mad libs?  Make Dad his own customized version by writing stories about him or things he is interested in!  Dad Libs are perfect for rainy days and long car rides.

Homemade Shaving Cream

With just a few natural ingredients whip up a batch of store-quality shaving cream for Dad!  Over low heat, combine 1/3 cup shea butter and 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil until it starts to melt.  Remove from heat and mix in  1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil, 10 drops rosemary essential oil, and 3-5 drops peppermint essential oil. Refrigerate until solid, and then whip until light and fluffy!  Dad’s face will feel smooth and refreshed!

If your dad is a good chef or likes grilling, this DIY BBQ rub is the perfect gift! Click To Tweet

Personalized Apron

Is your dad the Grillmaster?  Help him flaunt it by personalizing an apron for him for your next family cookout!  Purchase a plain apron and the rest is up to your imagination.  Try a fun, patterned fabric for the pocket, detail with puffy paint, and go crazy with iron-on letters and images!

Photo Coasters

The perfect mementos that are both functional and sentimental!  Purchase Modpodge, 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ tiles, a small brush, and a small can of clear Polycrylic.  Simply photocopy your favorite pics onto cardstock, cut to size, and modpodge them onto the tiles!  Once the modpodge dries, paint a coat of polycrylic to lock your photos into place!  

7 Special DIY Father's Day Gifts Your Kids Can Make

Funky Frame

Photos are the perfect keepsakes to adorn office desks and dresser tops.  What better way to display your loved ones than with a fun, hand-decorated frame!  To step up your frame decorating game, say goodbye to paint and hello to the hot glue gun!  A picture of your little ones is perfectly framed with nuts and bolts and a card that says, “We’re NUTS about you, Dad!”  Or try small pebbles and stones and a note reading, “My dad ROCKS!”

Handprint Baseballs

This sentimental gift is sure to knock Father’s Day out of the park!  Rub a dark ink pad on your child’s hand and have them grip the baseball, careful not to move their hand or smudge the print when they remove it.  Buy a shadow box, or tie a ribbon around it and you’re ready to go!

BBQ Rub

If your dad is a good chef or likes grilling, this is a perfect gift!  Simply mix together 2 tablespoons paprika, 1 tablespoon sea salt, 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, ½ teaspoon cayenne, and 3 tablespoons brown sugar – packed.  Package in a bottle or mason jar and voilá! You’re ready for your next backyard BBQ!  

Homemade Father’s Day gifts are a sure fire way to make this Father’s Day a special one.  What are your kids planning on making this year?  Let us know in the comment section below!

June means BBQ's and beaches, but it's also means celebrating Father's Day. Here are 7 easy Father's Day gifts to help your child celebrate their dad.

Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz is a rising sophomore at the University of Chicago, where she studies Linguistics and Computer Science. Jane plays trombone and lacrosse and is the biggest animal lover you'll meet!