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“Nailed it” Craft + 7 Father’s Day Crafts for Preschool Kids to Make

Looking for fun and creative Father’s Day crafts for toddlers to give to dad this Father’s Day? Grab our Father’s Day painting card as well as these other Father's Day crafts for preschool kids to give to dad.

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What do all dads want for Father’s Day? Quality time with their family, of course! However, if the kids want to go above and beyond and make a homemade gift for dad, here are some fun and creative ideas of Father’s Day crafts for toddlers to give to dad.

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Father’s Day Crafts For Preschool Kids To Give to Dad

We came up with this adorable card to give to dad as part of a Father’s Day gift from a toddler. I just love the creativity and simplicity of this Father’s Day painting craft- not to mention it's major “cuteness” factor!

“Nailed It” Father’s Day Craft For Toddlers

Here’s the materials list and the step-by-step walkthrough to make this enchanting Father’s Day craft from your toddler.

Father’s Day Craft for Toddlers Materials:

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  • Black, Brown, and Grey Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Painters Tape or Masking Tape
  • 3 Craft Paint Brushes (2 wide/large, 1 small)
  • Cardstock (Any color of your choice)
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Paint Palette Tray (Paper plate could be substituted)

 Father's day

Father's Day Craft For Preschool Kids Directions:

1. Begin by tearing off a medium size piece of painters tape, and folding it backwards onto itself to create a loop. Put one piece at the top, and another at the bottom of your cardstock. Turn the cardstock over, and attach it to the surface where you will be painting. This will keep your cardstock from moving while you are painting.

cardstock paper with tape loops attached to the back

2. Next, using the brown paint, begin painting a thick line down the outside forearm of your child. This will be the “wooden handle” of your hammer, so make sure you paint your line thick enough to look like a handle. 

small child with paint on the forearm

Have your child lay their arm onto the cardstock, and lightly press to ensure they make an imprint on the cardstock.

child's arm on top of cardstock paper

3. Next have your child make a fist with their hand. Paint the outer side of their fist, all the way down their pinky finger with the grey paint. Have them lay their painted fist across the top of the brown handle on their cardstock, with their fist slightly loose. 

 child's hand with paint on it

Press lightly on their fist to ensure they make an imprint. This will be the head of the hammer, with the pinky making the “claw” of the hammer.

child pressing their hand on a piece of paper

4. Paint your child's thumb with the grey paint, and make a large thumbprint on the opposite side of where their pinky was on the painting. This will be the “face” of the hammer.

child's thumb painted

5. Now you can begin painting their fingertips black, and dotting them at the bottom of the cardstock. Using the black sharpie marker, draw little lines under the fingerprints to make “nails”.

hammer print on piece of paper

6. Using the black sharpie marker add a fun saying to your painting and/or “Happy Father’s Day”.

Homemade Gifts For Dad

Dads love homemade things from their kids! Take a look at these creative ideas and add your homemade card from above to your gift for something dad will treasure for years to come.

I Love You This Much Card | Day In My Life

What dad doesn’t love things made with handprints? Little hands grow so fast – preserve them forever with this handprint card that’s too cute for words.

I love you this much fathers day craft

DIY Paper Award Ribbon | Easy Peasy Fun

Give dad some much-needed recognition with this award ribbon craft. This craft is relatively easy to make – and you can attach a safety pin to the back so dad can wear it around with pride!

paper award ribbon craft

Love You to Pieces Frame | Crafty Morning

Building the frame is the easy part. Some cardboard, a few spare puzzle pieces, and some popsicle sticks are all you need. The hard part is choosing the pictures to put into the frame.

love you to pieces father's day craft for toddlers

Shrinky Dink Handprints | Project Nursery

Create a very unique and personal Father’s Day gift from your toddler that he can take with him everywhere he goes. Simply color…bake…and shrink (then repeat for any other kids you have)!

shrinky dink hand keychain

Sharpie Mug Craft | i Heart Arts and Crafts

Apply stickers to a mug and let the kids color away with sharpies. Colorful, creative, and completely unique.

scribble mug craft

Hands Down Best Dad Ever Frame | Catch My Party

Grab the free printable and some paint to make this quick and easy gift he’ll love. He’s the best dad ever!

hands down best dad craft

Pour Painted Paper Weights | Happy Hooligans

Look how fun and colorful these are! Plus, this Father’s Day craft for Preschool Kids is not only fun to look at, but it's super useful too.

pour painted rocks craft paperweight as Father’s Day Crafts for Preschool kids to make

Final Thoughts About Father's Day Crafts for Preschool Kids and Toddlers

I hope that you love these ideas of Father’s Day crafts for preschool kids! Parents just love gifts from the heart more than anything else, which is why this “nailed it” craft and these other homemade gifts for dad are so wonderful for a Father's Day surprise.

Which one are you going to make this year?

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