You don’t have to know your dad’s favorite baseball team or what college he played for as a young man. All you have to know is that your dad loves baseball and you’ll be able to make him the perfect Father’s Day gift. A plain ball cap will help you create a gift that will celebrate dad while he celebrates his favorite sport.
Make a unique note holder for dad by using a small ball cap. If the cap has no logo on it at all, even better. Make the note holder small enough for a desk by using a ball cap designed for a baby or small child. Measure across the width of the ball cap, on the underside, from side to side. Purchase a Styrofoam ball with a diameter close to that measurement.
Cut the Styrofoam ball in half by using a serrated knife. Pass the knife through an old candle and it’ll cut much easier. Save half of the Styrofoam ball for another project. Glue the other half inside the cap. The rounded side of the ball should be glued to the inside of the cap. Now lay the cap on a piece of cardboard and draw around it. Cut out the shape and glue it to the bottom of the cap. Use felt letters to spell out “DAD” on the front of the cap. Stick some long pins in the cap and present it to Dad. He can set it on his desk, night stand or elsewhere, to hold notes, pictures and more.
Don’t have much money to spend on a Father’s Day gift this year? Looking for an easy craft for a child? Make a rock paperweight for Dad. Find a flat rock or even purchase one. Paint it or use it as-is. Kids can use stickers or markers to write “Dad You Rock” on the face of the rock. Small musical note stickers, or musical instrument stickers, can be used to embellish the colorful rock. It’s the perfect gift for dads who love music.
Make Dad a secret hiding place in the form of a paper clip holder. Use a clear jar with a lid to make the holder. Cut a section from a paper towel roll and spray paint it silver. Glue the tube to the center of the inside bottom of the jar. Fill the jar, around the tube, with paper clips. Cut a circle of cardboard and paint it silver. Glue paper clips all over it and place it on top of the tube inside the jar. If someone opens the jar it will look like the jar is filled to the top with paper clips. So that no one opens the lid on the paper clip holder glue a small magnet on top. Place several paper clips on top for easy access. Dad can hide emergency money, receipts and other items inside.
Use a spray paint can lid to make Dad a pencil holder for this desk. Glue popsicle sticks around the lid. Paint them or leave them plain. Glue on foam shapes with a theme. Make a sports theme, fishing theme or another choice. Instead of foam shapes you can use flat wooden shapes, stickers or other embellishments. Spell out “Dad” with foam letters or don’t make it a “Dad” theme. Choose something your father loves and make that the theme. The decorative cup can sit on the desk and hold pens, pencils and more.
Use a Styrofoam cube to make a picture holder for Dad’s desk. Glue a piece of felt to the top of the cube. Use four lightweight frames to attach to the sides of the cube. Craft stores have a nice selection of plastic frames which are painted to look like metal. Glue the frames, without backings, to the four sides of the cube. Give the picture display a theme by gluing a miniature basketball, golf ball or football on top. You’ll find a huge selection of inexpensive miniatures that can help you give the cube any imaginable theme.
Use a Styrofoam cube to create something totally different for your dad. Purchase a sheet of cork and cut it into five pieces to fit the sides and top of the cube. Glue the cork squares to the cube and Dad can use it to hold notes and memos. Be sure and supply the tacks! Give the note holder a theme by gluing a miniature or other novelty to the top. Or, glue on three wooden letters to spell “Dad”.
Spell out a message to Dad on a Scrabble tray that becomes a desk plaque. Spell “I Love Dad”, “Best Dad” or another message. The game allows for 7 tiles on the tray but the trays will actually hold 9 letters. This easy gift can be made by even the smallest child. Glue the tiles on the tray or just place them on the tray and present it to your father.
Dads that work in an office will appreciate Father’s Day gifts that will help organize his desk. Desk gifts are perfect as Father’s Day gifts because Dad will have the gift right in front of him for years. Kids will love how easy it is to make something useful that Dad will love.