This idea was our youngest’s!  He made his dad’s face for the alphabet book at school and thought that other children would enjoy making their  dad’s face for Father’s Day.  

The first activity is a kids’ craft pop it into a glass-less frame to display on the wall.  The third activity is a Father’s Day card you could make for dad or send it in the mail for Grandpa! 


  • Printable dad faces: dad faces
  • Decorating materials (Use what you have such as buttons, beads, chenille stems etc.) OR loose parts
  • Glue


  • Printable: fathers day face
  • Markers, pencil crayons etc.
  • Pencil/ erasers
  • Cardstock

We always find these items useful too: SmockCraftTray


Design your Dad’s Face- Craft Project

  • Look at the dad faces and decide which one best matches your father or better yet, draw your own.
  • Think about your dad’s face- what colour are her eyes?  What is the shape of her nose?
  • Create the features of your dad’s face using materials that you have on hand (this is a perfect time to use up odds and ends that you may have).  Our son used layered buttons, beads, pom poms and chenille stems.
  • Plan out and glue on your facial features.
  • Once dry, pop your work into a frame and then give it to your dad!

Design Dad with Loose Parts 

  • Put the dads into page protectors if you like.
  • Put out a tray of loose parts (buttons, beads, rings etc.- whatever you may have on hand)
  • Have each child select the dad that looks like theirs and design the face.

Father’s Day Card

  • Print the card on thick paper such as cardstock.
  • Create the facial features with pencil and then colour them in with pencil crayon, marker etc.
  • Write a personal message inside!

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Decorate your dad! 3 Father's Day ideas: 1) Design Dad for Father's Day using loose parts 2) Decorate Dad's face for this Father's Day craft using supplies you have at home 3)Make a Father's Day card with dad's face on the front! #fathersday #fathersdaycard #fathersdaycraft #fathersdaycrafts


  • Recognizing the physical features that make your parent unique and recreating them out of crafting materials.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision.
  • Small items such as beads, buttons, pom poms etc. can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths.
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