Whatever the kids call their father – Dad, Daddy, Pop, Papa – he’s a pretty special guy and deserves to sit back and relax on Father’s Day.
Perhaps he likes to relax at the movie theater to see a movie on the big screen or cuddle up on the couch with the kiddos to watch a movie. The perfect accompaniment would be some buttery popcorn!
Have kids make their number one pop some buttery popcorn with this Father’s Day popcorn craft! This cute and easy tissue paper craft will be a fun project for kids to work on to give Dad.
Also, be sure to check out all of our Father’s Day crafts for kids for more ideas of what to make Dad!
Fathers Day Craft Idea For Kids
While the kids are making something special for Dad, they’re also working on some fine motor skills as they scrunch up the tissue paper to resemble popcorn. Grab our free template to get the kids crafting to build up those skills!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper squares
- Popcorn template (enter your email in the form to get the template)
Download the popcorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the stripes vertically along the popcorn box. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
Place the bucket rim along the top of the bucket and glue it in place.
Next, glue the #1 pop sign in the middle of the bucket.
Glue the completed popcorn bucket in the middle of a colored piece of paper.
Using a variety of popcorn colored tissue paper squares, like yellow, white, and cream, scrunch up a piece and glue it to the top of the bucket.
Finish up by repeating the scrunching and gluing until you have made a mound of popcorn on top of the bucket.
Father’s Day Ideas For Kids
Whether the dads in your life or sporty, outdoorsy, bookish, or handy, we have all sorts of ideas for Father’s Day crafts and activities that will appeal to different personalities.
Kids will be excited to complete these projects either for Dad or with him! Be sure to check out some ideas below for crafts, books, and activities to get you started on some Father’s Day fun.
Father’s Day Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids is one of the best things you can do to help with their development. Not only does it help with language development and vocabulary building, but it can also improve critical thinking skills and creativity.
By engaging with characters and plots in books, children can learn empathy, understanding, and even problem-solving strategies that they can apply in their own lives.
Made For Me – In the sweet children’s book Made For Me, Dad and his child are inseparable. They have so much fun together! Dad is always there for his little one, whether it’s playing ball, reading stories, or just giving big hugs. This special bond between father and child is truly beautiful. Made For Me is a heartwarming story that will fill readers of all ages with love and happiness.
I Love You, Daddy – This is an adorable children’s book about a Little Bear and his Daddy Bear. The cute story follows Little Bear as he goes about his day, doing things that Daddy Bear says he’s ready to try. At the end of the day, they snuggle up together and say goodnight. The book is a sweet and encouraging story for dads and their little ones. It’s sure to bring a smile to any reader’s face.
Just Me And My Dad – This is a cute children’s book about a young boy and his father going camping. The classic illustrations are fun and the story is simple but sweet. The book follows the boy as he and his dad set up camp, fish in the stream, tell ghost stories, and enjoy each other’s company out in nature.
Father’s Day Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great activity for young kids to do for multiple reasons! It’s filled with benefits like improving fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, building hand strength, and learning to problem solve.
Crafting also encourages kids to express themselves by using their imaginations and creativity. Add in some Father’s Day crafts to have fun making a gift for Dad and work on important skills at the same time!
Handprint Baseball Card Craft – Batter up! This craft is sure to be a home run both for your kids that make it and the dad that receives it!
This keepsake card is made from your child’s handprint to make a glove catching a baseball with a special Father’s Day message on the inside.
Yoda Card Craft – For the best dad in the galaxy, this will be the perfect card for your Star Wars fans! Let Dad know “Yoda best dad!” This card is also great for The Mandalorian fans of Grogu. This is the way…to a Happy Father’s Day! Grab the free template to get started crafting!
Father’s Day Tie Card Craft – The iconic dad tie makes the perfect card for this Father’s Day. It’s the perfect gift for the dads that dress in style. Kids can use leftover scraps of paper to create their tie and complete it with a heartfelt note that Dad will find when he opens the card.
Hooked on Daddy Craft – Cast your line to hook a fun craft to make for Dad! This simple and easy craft is great for kids of all ages to make. It only takes a few basic supplies and our free fish template to get started!
Father’s Day Activities For Kids
Kids will love finding all the quintessential items representing dad in these Father’s Day I Spy printables. This is a great activity to do independently or with Dad! Depending on your child’s skill level, there are two versions to choose from when searching for hidden pictures.
Celebrate Dad and all he does for the family with these free Father’s Day color by number printables. Kids can gift him with their art or spend time with him coloring. Kids will work on number and color recognition when they color in the numbered spaces revealing six Father’s Day illustrations.
This downloadable Super Hero Dad Activity is a great activity sheet for kids to fill out and color for their dads, grandpas, or stepdads. Since it’s totally customizable, kids can fill in who is the hero and color in the superhero and sidekick to represent themselves!
For a gift that Dad can redeem throughout the year, get him this Father’s Day Coupon Book! He’ll be able to redeem the tickets for things like breakfast in bed to a big bear hug. Customize some of the tickets for a personalized and thoughtful gift!
Fun Father’s Day Finds
- Personalized Daddy’s Grilling Plate
- Personalized Golf Tees For Dad
- No One Measures Up Personalized Tape Measure
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper squares
- Popcorn template
- Download the popcorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the stripes vertically along the popcorn box. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
- Place the bucket rim along the top of the bucket and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the #1 pop sign in the middle of the bucket.
- Glue the completed popcorn bucket in the middle of a colored piece of paper.
- Using a variety of popcorn colored tissue paper squares, like yellow, white, and cream, scrunch up a piece and glue it to the top of the bucket.
- Finish up by repeating the scrunching and gluing until you have made a mound of popcorn on top of the bucket.