10 Trendy Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make

These Father’s Day tutorials are perfect for the pops that is top of the trends. If dad is a a Dapper Dan, make him a new set of handkerchiefs with custom stamps. I love the nautical theme, but I also think you could use geometric shapes to make Southwest-inspired handkerchiefs, too — think Pendleton meets Gatsby. For the jet-setting dad, go with something a bit more rustic, and let the kids restyle vintage luggage tags with art. Encourage the kids to think outside-the-box to come up with new spins on these great gifts for dad.


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Personalized Luggage Tags 2 of 11
If dad is a frequent traveler, have the kids make him a set of personalized luggage tags with their artwork. If he has a soft spot for vintage, head to your local thrift store to see if you can find vintage leather ones to restyle.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
DIY Cufflinks 3 of 11
Use oven-baked clay to make personalized cufflinks for dad, and embellish them with gold leaf for a modern, eclectic look. The younger kids can help with shaping the cufflinks, and the older ones can add the golden touch.

Get the tutorial at Henry Happened.
Stamped Handkerchiefs 4 of 11
Make your own stamps together with the kids and then create a new set of custom handkerchiefs for dad.

Get the tutorial at Paper N Stitch.
Carved Leather Bracelets 5 of 11
Have the kids write out a message to dad on leather and turn them into these rustic bracelets.

Get the tutorial at Lil Blue Boo.
Polymer Garden Stones 6 of 11
If Dad is perfecting his green thumb, surprise him with a new set of garden stones. You can customize them by using letter stamps to write out messages. Since polymer is easy to work with, let the kids get creative with different shapes.
Get the tutorial at Pretty Prudent.
Geometric Watercolor Art 7 of 11
Cut out different geometric shapes from the kids' watercolor paintings to make an abstract piece of art for Father's Day.

Get the tutorial at Kate Bullen.
Homemade Aftershave 8 of 11
Mix up a batch of aftershave and have the kids create their own custom labels for dad.

Get the tutorial at Fellow Fellow.
Map Bulletin Board 9 of 11
Make dad a map bulletin board and mark off all the places he has been with pins. When he opens it you can all plan out places you want to go explore as a family. Consider painting it black and white for a more modern look.

Get the tutorial at Lil Blue Boo.
Painted Geometric Boxes 10 of 11
Kids can use tape to section off parts on their geometric box, then use paint to fill the gaps in to reveal a cool design.

Get the tutorial at Design Mom.
Wooden Keychains 11 of 11
This simple tutorial will show you how to make rustic, wooden keychains for dad. I like the idea of staining them a dark wood color if he prefers a little less color.

Get the tutorial at Design Mom.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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