Father’s Day Crafts & Activities


Cast Catchalls

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This casting project may take a day or two to complete, but the end product — a pretty holder for jewelry, coins or other collectibles — will make a lasting impression on whomever your child bestows it.

Prep Time: Weekend Project
What you need:
An apple, a small acorn squash or an old baseball
2 to 3 10-inch wooden kabob sticks
Plastic bucket for mixing
Paint stirrer
2 lbs of plaster of Paris
Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
Seasons: Christmas, Father’s day, Mother’s day, Year round
Materials: paints, plaster of paris
1. Cast CatchallsFirst, prepare the mold by trimming the sides of the carton or tub so that they are about 2 1/2 to 3 inches tall.
2. Next, partially insert the kabob sticks into the center of the object you plan to cast, evenly spacing them around the circumference (with hard objects, you may have to hammer starter holes with a small nail). Rub Vaseline on the portion of the apple or squash that will be submerged in plaster (skip this step if you’re using a baseball). Then rest the skewers on the sides of the mold.
3. Use the bucket and stirrer to mix the plaster according to the package directions. Slowly pour the mixture between the object and the carton walls until one third of the object is submerged (no more, or the object will be hard to remove later). Gently tap the mold on a table to release air bubbles.
4. After one hour, lift the object from the plaster. Carefully remove the mold and let the casting cure completely (about 24 hours). Then prime the plaster with shellac or spray matte, let it dry and the casting is ready to paint. For the best effect, use a contrasting color to accent the hollowed portion. Or sponge a darker hue on the top and sides once the base coat dries.

Disney Father’s Day Printable:

Daddyland Coupon Book

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Disney Printable - Father's Day Coupon BookDownload the template here: Daddyland Coupon Book

Help with the yard work and control of the remote control! Dad will feel like the King of Daddyland with these fun coupons.


Print out the coupons on regular paper. Cut out each coupon and the title page. Fold the title page along the dashed line with the printed part on the outside. Stack the coupons in alphabetical order and place them inside the folded title page. Staple the booklet at the top and bottom of the left side.

Father’s Day Crafts that Kids Can Create

Father’s Day Crafts thanks to FamilyFun.com


Personalized Paperweight

Dad rocks! And this 3-D portrait proves it. Coat the top and sides of a clean flat rock with paint that matches Dad’s skin tone and let it dry. Using tacky glue, add strands of yarn for hair (we cut ours into 1/2-inch pieces and attached them in clusters). Finally, paint on Dad’s eyes, nose, mouth, and any other distinguishing features.


Pop’s Personalized Pretzels

What’s better than hot, fresh, salty pretzels? Hot, fresh, salty pretzels shaped into letters that spell D-A-D! Or P-A-P-A or T-H-E M-A-N. This pretzel recipe is easy (the dough is ready-made) and kid-friendly (no boiling is involved). We’ve also included a quick and delicious honey-mustard dip.


1 lb loaf frozen white bread dough (such as Rhodes Bake-N-Serv)

4 cups warm water

1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

Coarse salt (Morton coarse kosher salt worked best for us)

2 tablespoons melted butter (optional)

Honey-Mustard Dip

1/4 cup yellow mustard

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1. Thaw the bread dough according to the package directions but do not let it rise. Heat the oven to 450°. The dough will be easier to roll if it is at or near room temperature. Using a sharp knife (a parent’s job), divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into an 18-inch rope on a dry, unfloured surface. If the dough is very elastic and difficult to shape, roll it as best you can, set it aside for 10 minutes, and then try again. Shape the dough into letters, pinching seams tightly.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the 4 cups of warm water and the baking soda. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Lightly spray a baking sheet (2 if needed) with nonstick spray and set aside.

3. Carefully dip the dough letters into the baking soda and water mixture and place them on the prepared baking sheet(s). Brush them with the whisked egg and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until dark brown. Brush the pretzels with melted butter, if desired. Makes about 8 letters. Serve warm with honey-mustard dip.

4. To make the dip, stir together the honey and mustard in a small bowl. Keep the sauce refrigerated until it’s needed.

How does your family celebrate Father’s Day?