Whether they’re nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors or your own children, kids can add so much fun and creativity to a care package. Getting them involved in everything from picking out contents and writing notes to decorating the box and taping it shut is a great way to help them feel connected to a loved one when apart. This is especially true with a Father’s Day care package!
There are so many fun items a child can contribute to a Father’s Day care package: a special toy or memento, one-of-a-kind artwork or a fun craft. Items like these are personal, heartfelt and can be a huge boost to someone who has physical touch or receiving gifts as their primary love language.
Father’s Day care package crafts can be as complicated or as simple as you want. As with any time you have little ones involved with care packages, the key is to pick something within their abilities and within yours! Don’t have time to plan, shop for and put together a special craft just for Father’s Day? Have your little ones put together cards or artwork with whatever supplies you already have at home. The thought is what counts here!
Pro tip: make sure to laminate little ones’ masterpieces or place them in page protectors prior to shipping. This extra step can help keep them in pristine condition both during shipping and when they get lots of love from Dad.
Father’s Day Care Package Craft Ideas
My favorite craft ideas for Father’s Day care packages are ones that capture the child in the moment that Dad is unfortunately missing. Hand and footprints are an excellent way to do that, but you can also incorporate photos into your crafts!
- “Daddy, you are my superhero” foot and handprint craft
- “Sending you a hug”
- Footprint anchor
- “Always your princess” handprint craft
- “Following in my Daddy’s shoes” craft
- American flag footprint craft
- Thumbprint craft
- “Best Dad Hands Down” handprint craft
- “My Dad rocks” craft
- “Daddy’s little monsters” foot and handprint craft
- “Love you to the moon and back” footprint craft
- American flag hand and footprint craft
- “We’re nuts about you, Dad” picture frame
- Picture bookmarks
Want to add a little extra oomph to your Father’s Day box? Considering decorating the flaps with some classic Dad jokes. This fun flap set is available in my shop and will let you focus on those Father’s Day crafts!
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