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4 easy Father’s Day crafts and activities

3 Jun 2020 | Inspirational Activity Ideas

Let the little ones say ‘thank you’ with these 4 easy Father’s Day craft activities, including cards, photo frames and baking! What about making voucher books? Filled with different ways they can help out over the weekend…from breakfast in bed to tidying bedrooms. You could even encourage writing skills by getting the children to write letters and stories they can take home for Father’s Day.

Of course, all of these activities don’t have to relate directly to Dad. For those children who might have different family members or guardians looking after them, they can be easily changed and adapted.

Take a look at some of our favourite Father’s Day activities…

Personalised Father’s Day cards

These FREE, downloadable templates are perfect for crafting in a hurry. There are 9 designs to pick from, simply print them off and allow little ones to get creative with pencils, crayons or paint.

Looking for something a bit different? Give children the freedom to create their own personalised message for dad on our A4 Father’s day greeting cards with designed frames. Get creative with the Father’s day kit which includes not only the cards, but our Classmates paint sticks, too!

Photo frames

Nothing says Father’s Day like a hand decorated photo frame. We have a great range of styles and shapes that can be decorated with pens, paints or even collaged. Your children will have a great time making them and fathers will love receiving something so personal.

Voucher books

Check out this great, downloadable booklet. Featuring a range of vouchers Fathers can ‘cash in’ for treats throughout the weekend. From breakfast in bed, to help with the tidying up. Simply print it out, follow the cut guidelines and personalise with the child’s name on the front.

Simple shortbread

Kids love baking, so this easy to make recipe should go down a treat! They make a great take home gift whilst encouraging children to develop their confidence in the kitchen. Here’s our simple shortbread recipe (makes 16):

You will need:
  • 150g plain white flour
  • 100g Unsalted butter
  • 50g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
1) Adults only– preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with baking paper.

2) Sift the flour into a bowl with the sugar. Chop the butter into cubes and add to the other ingredients.

3) Using clean fingers, rub the butter into the flour and sugar. When the dough beings to form a shape, add the vanilla extract.

4) Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and use some cookie cutters to create fun shapes.

5) Adults only- place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Once done, place on a wire rack to cool down.

Still stuck for ideas, or looking for something a bit different? Check out our craft activities range for home learning or the nursery and find everything you need to keep the little ones busy.

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