Easy DIY Father’s Day Cards to Make This Year

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Father’s Day is nearly here! To celebrate the amazing job your special dad does every day, why not celebrate with homemade Father’s Day cards? You don’t have to be a master crafter or daring DIYer to make one of these heartfelt cards. Dust off your crafting stash and keep reading for some genius Father’s Day card ideas!

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Coolest Popsicle Card

The kids will have fun with this one! Not only is it a creative Father's Day card, it's a fun project to make. They'll have a blast!

Bomb Pop Card

This Bomb Pop card is a super cute and easy way to make a card your kid's "pop" will love! Also, take the perfect opportunity to follow it up with actual yummy Bomb Pops afterwards.


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Handyman Heart

For the handyman in your life, this Father's Day card will fit the bill perfectly.

Dad of All Trades

A Cricut father's day card
Karly Wood

Is the dad in your life into everything? This DIY card is the perfect fit! Made with a Cricut Joy, we snagged this completely free design and let this mini machine do all the work. Peppered with images of outdoor activities, and typical dad icons, this card will perfectly communicate about your fave father.

The Greatest Gift (Card)

A Lowe's father's day card
Lil’ Luna

For DIY-obsessed dads, we love this easy idea from Lil’ Luna. It’s a free printable, so all you have to do is print it out, cut it out and stick it on the gift card of your choice.

Colored with Love

A hand-colored "I love you, daddy" father's day card
Solis Plus One

Get your little one involved making this simple Father's Day card from Solis Plus One. Tots can go to town filling the page with color. 

Sign Him Up

A sign language father's day card
Delia Creates

Emojis are so yesterday. Use sign language to tell Dad how you really feel about him. Delia Creates has designed stylish (and free) downloadable templates that your sidekick can use to choose just the right message to tell Dad how much he means to everyone. It’s almost too easy! 

The Story of His Life

A father's day card that says "my dad is rad"
Hello, Wonderful

Timepieces like this creative fill-it-out yourself booklet designed by Hello, Wonderful are what memories are made of. Your guy will forever cherish the innocently hilarious answers his kiddos give to creative questions like, “the most fun thing I’ve done with my dad is…” and “my dad smells like…”.

Spell It Out

Strung letters that are a happy father's day card
Modern Parents Messy Kids

Surprise Dad when he walks through the door on his special day with this colorful card that doubles as a banner. Let him slowly pull out the greeting, like a magician pulling an endless string of hankies from his sleeve. Then hang it across the mantle, so Dad really gets the message. Skip over to Modern Parents Messy Kids for the tutorial.

Color Me Dad

father's day superhero card
Alpha Mom

This coloring superhero card by Alpha Mom is an easy-breezy option that ranks high on cuteness factor—the best combo if we do say so ourselves. The kids can customize the fill in the blank section to make it their very own. 

Snappy Father's Day

two girls surrounded by a happy father's day chalk drawing card
Crafty Texas Girls

Chalk, check. Driveway, check. Adorable kids that make your photo come to life, double check. That’s everything you need to make this sweet Father’s Day card we spotted over at Crafty Texas Girls. Looking for a gift too? Have the photo turned into a mug, mousepad, or keychain!

Wheel of Choices

a father's day card with a wheel to spin on front

Between a great meal, a nap, a chance to cheer for his favorite team or dad-on-kid quality time, you can keep it simple when deciding on Dad's gift this year. This printable card from Julep is ready for him to spin the wheel of wish lists and decide just what he wants most for Father’s Day. Card AND gift completed.

Happy Hero Day

A jar of candy as a father's day card
Tatertots and Jello

Celebrate the spider killing, boo-boo kissing guy who waits patiently at the bottom of the slide so his cutie pie can slide confidently down, knowing he’ll be there, with this well-earned jar of goodies. Let your little one decide what to fill it with. And find the free printable at Tatertots and Jello.

Spiffy Sayings

A father's day card with a blue bowtie

This bow-tie card is a keeper, especially when you take a photo of your little one holding it and turn it into a gift or (even better!) dad’s new screen saver. The template and tutorial are available at Julep. This a perfect DIY card for the three and under set—easy-peasy—just the way we like it!

Thanks Pop!

bottles of candy as a father's day card
Lil' Luna

Pop. Boom. Bam! This may be the cutest Father’s Day card and gift we’ve ever seen. Fill bottles with Dad’s favorite treats to make this adorable “pop” set. Head over to Lil' Luna for a full tutorial and free printable.

Dad's Secret 'Stache

snacks and brownies inside a personalized brown bag as a father's day card
Marvelous Mommy

Who knew a paper bag could moonlight as a totally adorable card and gift idea? Every dad has a favorite treat (think: cookies, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes), so choose that and add it to this personalized gift bag. The brainchild of Marvelous Mommy, zip over and find out how to score Dad’s Secret 'Stache!

—Taylor Clifton, Allison Sutcliffe, Aimee Della Bitta, Susie Foresman & Karly Wood

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