Father’s day is a time to celebrate and thank Dad. Let the kids make him something he will use. They will be so proud to present it to him on Sunday! Homemade Father’s Day gift ideas can be hard to come up with, other than the common handprint card. Try this Koozie and Monster Chex Mix!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

1. Koozie Decorated For DadFootprint craft

  • All you need is a white or plain koozie and fabric paint.
  • Let the kids decorate it with stencils, a paint brush, handprint, or footprint. Remember this paint is permanent so strip them down to their diaper or put on a long sleeve smock.
  • You can help them write Best Dad Ever, Daddy’s #1 Fan, or Love You Loads! Check out the two designs we did: one football footprint and one dump truck footprint. If you have two kids you could do a football footprint and a baby basketball handprint on the opposite side; see an example here.
  • Put Dad’s favorite drink in it for an extra thumbs up!

2. Monster Chex Mix

  • Save a plastic container and wash it out to store your homemade Father’s Day Gift Idea: Monster Chex mix! You can use a Snyders pretzel tub, tall takeout soup container, or large Planters peanuts container. If you don’t have those, a 32oz or 64oz glass canning jar will work as well.
  • With the kids, stir up a yummy Chex mix using this recipe. I like to add M&Ms for a little color once it has cooled. Be sure to stir it often so the bottom pieces don’t burn or get too crispy.
  • While it is cooking cut a 3.5 x 11 strip of cardstock for the kids to decorate. This will adhere to the outside of the Chex mix container. Before they begin in black marker write, “Monster Chex Mix from Your Little Monsters”. Offer crayons, colored pencils, stamps, and stickers.

If you are looking for more homemade Father’s Day gift ideas try a grilling platter or plant markers. We hope all the Dads out there have a wonderful Father’s Day filled with lots of love.

About The Author

Kelsey Dickson has over 15 years of experience working with children as a nanny, preschool teacher, and now a mother. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and works for Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny as the eLearning Manager. Check out our online childcare classes, such as Baby Sign Language and Sleep Coaching 101! In her free time she enjoys gardening with her son, going for walks with her husband and dog, and discovering local wineries in New England.