Father’s Day Crafts for Toddlers

A homemade gift from your child is such a special treasure. Here are two wonderful activities you can do with your toddler this Father’s Day. Watch Dad smile as he opens his very special present from his very special little person!

Salt Dough Handprints

This is such a heartwarming gift for any occasion! Simply mix up this easy batch of salt dough and make a big circle, big enough for your children’s handprint to fit on the bottom. Bake, gift wrap and give it to Dad! Roll them flat to use them as coasters. They also make great keepsake paperweights.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sea salt

Preheat oven as low of a temperature as it will go. I preheated mine to 200 degress.

Dump all of the ingredients into a large bowl and knead with your hands until it’s soft and combined.

Lay out some parchment paper on the counter and turn out the dough onto the paper.

Divide dough into 2 sections and roll them out to 1/2″ thick, 5″ wide circles. I do this by putting a cutting board on top of the dough ball and pressing it until it reaches the correct thickness.

Press one handprint onto each circle. Be firm with this. I did my children’s prints too lightly, and the impression is fainter than I prefer.

Carve the date and your child’s name in the dough with a toothpick.

Pop them in the oven on a light-colored cookie sheet. Turn the oven up to 275 degrees. Bake in the oven for 2 to 2.5 hours until firm.

Let cool then paint!

“I Love You SO Much” Card

This card is super cute and super quick to make! It was inspired by my toddler. She loves to say “I love you SO much. Thank you SO much.” I thought that this card would be perfect for her Dad.

You’ll need:

  • 3 pieces of colored construction paper
  • One sharpie
  • some crayons
  • Glue or tape
  • a pencil

Begin by letting your toddler decorate two of the pieces of construction paper with crayons.

Place their hand on the paper and trace it with the pencil. Stack both pieces of paper together, colored sides facing out. Cut out the handprint. You will have two mirror copies of your child’s hands.

Cut one long, 1″ thick strip of the uncolored piece of paper. Fold it like an accordion. Unfold it and write the letters “SO much” across the folds in sharpie.

Write the words “I love you….” on the outside of one of the hands in sharpie.

On the outside of the last handprint write the words “Happy Father’s Day Daddy!” in sharpie. Date the card.

Glue or tape the accordion of paper to the inside of the handprints until you get this finished product.

Just being around family will make Dad’s Father’s Day so special this year. These crafts are just icing on the cake! Did you make a cake for Dad by the way? We made chocolate chip cookies.

Join in the discussion in the comments section below once you’ve tried it yourself! I’d love to see pictures of your plates.

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