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10+ crafts kids can make for Father’s day

Making a handmade gift for Father's Day is the best way to show Dad you love him! You can create matching sets for all the dads in the family, and spread love through colour and creativity!

Kids and teens of all ages can make these amazing crafts to celebrate Father's Day.

"Dad Rocks" rock painting portrait

By Stacey Montford

Show your dad how you see him by creating a funny portrait using rocks!

  • Gather a couple of round rocks for the head and torso, and then two small rocks for the ears.
  • Use our Skin Tones paint pens to colour them in. Colour the t-shirt in a contrasting metallic colour, and add a pun phrase (we chose "Dad Rocks" with rock band lettering).
  • Use some coloured cotton or wool to create your dad's hairdo.
  • Decorate the face by creating eyes, a small nose and a BIG SMILE!
  • Glue them on a wood slice or cardboard to make your artwork complete.

Easy lettering card

By Jessy Dalglish

All you need for this DIY Father’s Day card is washi tape and Dual Brush Pens. It's so easy to create, you will make one for every dad and pops in the family.

@lifeofcolour A DIY Father’s Day card to celebrate all the amazing dad’s out there! #happyfathersday2022 #dadsoftiktok #diycard #cardmakingideas #handlettering #lifeofcolourpens #brushpens #australianartists #arttok #arttok2022 ♬ Memories - Lux-Inspira

Here's another variation using the wonderfully shiny Chrome Paint Pens on black paper.

Write "Happy" over the washi, and "Father's Day" in the guarded space.

This will make for a very elegant DIY Lettering card for Dad.

"Best Pops I ever saw" saw card for pops and grandpas

By Jessy Dalglish

Fill this day with love for all the pops and grandpas out there - wish them a happy day with this punny and adorable card shaped as a saw!

Use two colours of craft paper to create the shape of the saw. Use your brand new Chrome Paint Pens to write the "You're the best Pops I ever saw" on the outside. Add a picture of the family inside, and write a note for Pops.

Turn your dad's face into a rock portrait

By Curious Columbus

Use all the skin tones and warm colours to create a life-like portrait of your Dad, Pops, uncles, etc.

  • Start by finding a suitable rock: flat and as large as you can get.
  • Paint the surface to resemble your dad's likeness. Use the Skin Tones for inclusive colours.
  • Draw the face features as similar to your dad's as you can: big eyes, a moustache, beard, glasses, etc
  • Add rosy cheeks and the hairdo
  • Create as many tiny details as you want!



Favourite road trip car art

By Lau Moraiti

Create an art piece to remember the best road trip you've had with your family.

Use our acrylic paint pens to create art on any surface, they are opaque and will make this painting so easy.

Use a couple of small wood slices (or rocks!) for wheels and a piece of strong cardboard to paint the background.

Use contrasting colours, with black outlines and white highlights for a pop art vibrant illustration.

Hang with a piece of twine or ribbon.

Fingerprint Tie bookmark

By Stacey Montford

Create this colourful tie bookmark using your dad's favourite colours and your fingerprints.

With the Silky Stix it's very easy to create fingerprints on your art.

Layer with the Dual Brush Pens for the outlines and swirls, plus the glitter Gel Pens for the message.

"Happy Beer Day" card

By Stacey Montford

Celebrate with a fun pun! Does your Dad or Pop enjoy a cold beer? Make it into a foamy card!

Match the Skin Tones for the beer colouring with the glittery Gel Pens and metallic Dot Pens to create this adorable card.

Photo keyring/magnets

By Stacey Montford

How adorable it is to catch the kids' growth through pictures? Turn a few pocket-size pics into adorable magnets or keyrings.

  • Create fun and colourful characters using the Juicy Gel Pens and Dual Brush Pens.
  • Glue the pictures as the heads of the adorable characters.

Cutout rainbow canvas

This colourful craft comes from Curious Columbus and is the perfect opportunity to make art for Dad that can be displayed all year round. Blend the vibrant Silky Stix into the canvas to make a fantastic piece for Father's Day.

The Silky Paint Stix + Mini Canvas with Easel + Stencils art kit is the perfect combo under $50 for any young artists in the family.

1. Print out or trace the word DAD. Cut out the individual letters and lightly stick the letters to your Life of Colour canvas. You can use washi tape to mask the letters as well.

2. Kids can now colour the canvas with the creamy Silky Paint Stix - don’t worry about covering the DAD letters because we will remove these later to reveal the reserved area below.

Our Silky Paint Stix are water based, chunky paint sticks with poster paint that are used as an alternative to tubes of paint, jars of water and paint brushes, with the same painterly effect.

3. Peel off the DAD sticker to reveal the fantastic work of art! Ready to display in the wooden easel that comes with the set.

    “You’re my world” rock

    Did you know Silky Paint Stix work on surfaces other than paper? They are fantastic on rocks as well!

    Craft by Stacey Montford

    1. Prime your rock for the best result.
    2. Find the Earth stencil on this stencil pack, and trace it onto the rock.
    3. Colour the Earth using light blue and green, and finish off the border with a deep blue.
    4. Wait for the Stix layer to dry and use your metallic fine tip paint pens to draw all the lines and letter something lovely for Dad.

    Some ideas are: “my world”, “You’re my world” or “World’s best dad”

    “You’re the coolest” wood slice

    Who doesn't love a good pun? Create a fun token of appreciation for Dad using the ever creamy Silky Stix and wood slices. Our wood slices come in a set of 24, so you'll have enough to keep making art after this celebration.

    Craft by Stacey Montford

    1. Prime the wood slice to make the blending easier for the kids.
    2. Pick out the colours of the rainbow from your box of Silky Paint Stix - red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
    3. Paint a stripe with each colour following the order and then use your finger to blend them together.
    4. Wait for this layer to quickly dry - the Silky Stix are very quick drying!
    5. Use your fine tip paint pens to draw a fun doodle for Dad: an ice lolly that reads “Dad, you are the COOLEST!”

    Dad's favourite topic rocks

    Think of Dad's favourite comic books, movie franchises, topics and characters from TV and put your rock painting skills to work.

    Here's a wonderful Star Wars rock collection skillfully created by @ruthless_artist

    Is your dad a dinosaur fan or Jurassic Park fan? (Rock collection by @ruthless_artist)

    SuperDad mug

    The iconic Superman shaped design is without doubt one of the most recognisable superhero symbols- so we thought it would look great on a coffee mug with a message to Dad!

    Craft by Stacey Montford

    1. Choose a mug to paint! You could use an old one from the cupboard or purchase a new one from the store. A plain coloured cup will work best.
    2. Draw the shape of a gem onto the top centre of the mug. You can choose to create a thick lined gem or colour the gem in completely.
    3. Add an “A” in the centre of the gem and complete the word by adding two smaller “D”s on both sides (if you coloured the gem shape in, wait for that step to dry first).
    4. In uppercase letters, paint the word “super” across the top of the gem. You can add a custom message below, like “our superhero”, a favourite family catchphrase, a personal joke or a nickname that is used for your Dad.

    After the paint dries, place the mug into a cold oven and set the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Allow the oven to come to temperature for about 10 minutes, then bake the mug for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven. Do not open the oven until it has cooled completely.

      Additionally you could also give the mug a spray with a clear adhesive spray paint to further protect your masterpiece!

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