17 Adorable Father’s Day Card Ideas That Kids Can Make For Dad

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Dads are simply the best. They give great life advice, they fix things at home like a pro, they say ‘yes’ when mum says ‘no’, and they never fail to make us laugh with their dad jokes. This Father’s Day, help your kids show their appreciation for dad by crafting a personal greeting card for him! Below, we’ve rounded up some really cute Father’s Day card ideas that kids can make for the most important man in their life.

Clever Father’s Day Card Ideas That Kids Can DIY For Dad

Nothing beats a handmade card.

1.   Tuxedo Card 

If dad has a dapper sense of style and loves dressing up, this classic suit and tie card will put a smile on his face. Assist your kid to cut, fold, and paste the colour paper strategically to form a nice tux. Then, use actual buttons for a 3D touch. Once done, write a heartfelt note inside!

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2.   Bow Tie Card

Is the tux a little too complicated? Then try this bow tie card instead. It requires a lot less folding, and relies instead on drawing, cutting, and pasting. It’s more straightforward for your child to make and will impress dad all the same.

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3.   Trophy Card 

Have your kid announce the winner for the best dad award category by presenting this fun trophy card to dad. That’s a cute way to let daddy know he’s #1! There’s already a free template for this Father’s Day card idea, so you’ll have a perfect trophy outline to work with. 

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4.   French Fries Card 

For dads who are amazing chefs, this Father’s Day card idea is an adorable way to let him know all the reasons why he’s awesome. Your kid can write down all the qualities they love about dad on each fry too. How cute!

Supplies you’ll need: 

  • Colour paper in red, white, and yellow
  • Black marker pen 
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Related: Waffle, Shoestring & 5 Other French Fries Recipes To Make At Home

5.   Reading Glasses Card 

Does dad’s signature look involve a pair of reading glasses? Then this optical card design with a descending font size will crack him up a little! Add a cheeky message in the smallest font (like asking for an allowance increase). Then, embellish the card with a pair of paper glasses with solid-coloured or metallic frames.

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6.   Handyman Card 

If dad is literally Bob the Builder at home, mending everything from sink leaks to a broken heart, this is a suitable Father’s Day card idea for him. Get your children to show their favourite handyman how much they care by crafting this cute little handy dad card design that’s dressed up in dungarees, complete with mini tools in the pocket!

Supplies you’ll need: 

  • Colour paper in assorted colours 
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker

7.   Punny Cards

Dad jokes will never get old, and they can be truly funny sometimes. If dad loves coming up with corny jokes to make you laugh, he’ll appreciate the wordplay on these punny cards. Don’t forget to accompany the pun with a doodle that perfectly matches it. Bonus: This simple design is great for kids of all ages (especially if they love drawing)!

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8.   Paper Wallet Card 

Your younger kids may not be able to afford a real wallet for dad, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make one out of paper. Besides getting to include a sweet message and their favourite photo with dad, this clever card design is also great for sneaking in a gift card so dad can treat himself to something nice!

Supplies you’ll need: 

  • Black colour paper 
  • Scissors
  • White marker
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Photo with dad 
  • Gift card (optional)

9.   Popcorn Card

Here’s a cute Father’s Day card idea that your kid can consider if dad is a movie buff. It’s relatively easy, but it’ll put your kid’s fine motor skills to the test with all the popcorn they’ll need to cut out. You could even slip in some movie tickets for a family outing at the cinema, which will really make dad’s day.

Supplies you’ll need: 

  • Colour paper in white, red, and yellow
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Yellow colour pencil
  • Double-sided foam tape
  • Red and black marker pens

10.   Galaxy Card

Tell dad he’s out of this world with this galaxy-themed Father’s Day card idea. It’s minimal, elegant, and surprisingly, much easier than it looks. The kids can add their own artistic flair and even paint the galaxy in another shape that reminds them of daddy dearest.

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11.   Lottery Ticket Card

Dad struck the jackpot when he had the kids. So why not let him relive some of that happiness with this creative Father’s Day card idea? This lottery ticket card comes with three scratch-off boxes that reveal the jackpot prizes dad can win. It’s an interesting craft to get the kids involved in, and they’ll also get to brainstorm the prizes for dad!

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12.   Origami Card

Looking for something special that will give dad a little surprise? Well, this Father’s Day card idea fits the bill! The origami techniques are simple enough for kids to follow, and you’ll only need a handful of stationery supplies you can find at home. Let the kids get creative with their surprise message—they’re only limited by their imagination.

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13.   Pop-Up Handprint Card

Simple to make with a sweet message to boot, this pop-up card is an art and craft project that’s perfect for when you’re pressed for time. It will also remind dad how tiny his kiddo’s hands were years later!

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Blue and white colour paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Pen

14.   Superhero Card

If dad is a superhero in your child’s eyes, this Spiderman-inspired Father’s Day card idea will perfectly capture the message. Using only hand prints and a drawn-on spiderweb motif, let your little one tell dad just how much they look up to him. Not a fan of superheroes? How about a rocket, BBQ grill, or golf handprint card instead?

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Red and white colour paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker

15.   Yoda Pop-Up Card

Is dad a diehard Star Wars fan? Then make this card, you must. Paper Yoda will take quite a bit of effort to shape up, but there’s always the free template that you can easily print and cut out to make things a little simpler!

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16.   DIY Magic Card

Sprinkle a little bit of magic on Father’s Day with this deceptively simple-looking card! At first glance, it looks like a cute (albeit plain) little card with a little love symbol perched on top. But watch as your dad slowly pulls the love tab to reveal a “magical” transformation happening before his very own eyes! Guaranteed to bring a huge grin to any dad’s face.

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17.   Surprise Gift Box Card

Who doesn’t love receiving a gift box? Make daddy’s day by giving him a box that is full of surprises as soon as he lifts the lid. This card-based creation requires plenty of effort in marking, folding, and scissoring, so be sure to offer your kids a helping hand whenever needed!

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Make Dad’s Heart Melt With These DIY Father’s Day Card Ideas 

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Nothing is better than receiving a handmade card from your kids, which is why dad will surely appreciate one of these Father’s Day card ideas. The best part is that you can pick a design that truly suits his personality.

Looking for more ways to keep your kids occupied at home? Try these simple exercises for children or family-friendly card games. We’ve also got a list of practical gifts for dad if you’re searching for the perfect Father’s Day present to accompany the card!

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