Easy Father’s Day Card Ideas Kids Can Make for Dad

April 12, 2022

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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You don’t need to spend money on cards when you can make a handmade Father’s Day card for free. Homemade cards are heartfelt and easy to customize. These Father’s Day card ideas will help you and your kids to get a jump start on your Father’s Day gifts this year.

Easy Father's Day Card Ideas Kids Can Make for Dad with photo of happy father's day card

Making Handmade Cards

Kids enjoy creating and making cards as gifts and a fun way to express that they love someone. Handmade cards are a perfect gift because you can use supplies from around the house. They really do make for easy crafts that need little help from Mom.

All you need is construction paper and some crayons, or a free template and some colored paper for easy Father’s Day cards.

Father’s Day Card Ideas

What should I write in a Father’s day card?

There are many things you can write in a Father’s Day card. It is the perfect way to express love to Dad with just a simple “I love you Daddy.” You can write a nice thank you, or a personal message about how much fun you have with your Dad.

Young kids that can’t read or write may choose to draw pictures inside their own DIY card.

Dad jokes are a lot of fun to put in a card. You can even find a nice quote or poem to add to the front or center of a card.

What are good quotes for Fathers day?

Here are five of our favorite quotes that you can add to make just the right card for Father’s Day:

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.” – Unknown

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” – Wade Boggs

“An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.” – C.S. Lewis

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Steve Martin

What are different ways to wish Happy Father’s Day?

Older kids may want to make a special breakfast or meal for Dad to let them know what an awesome Dad they have. Baking a homemade treat and serving it with a cute card is also a nice touch.

If you have a big chalk board or dry erase board your kids could create a giant note for their Dad to see when they walk into the room.

Father’s Day Card Ideas

There are so many amazing and creative ideas for Father’s Day cards. We have gathered some of our favorite fun ideas that your kids are going to love to make and give for Father’s Day. You are bound to find the perfect card to give to the best dad ever! Our list below includes printable card templates, pages you can print and color for Father’s Day for a fun card, pop-up cards, Best Dad cards, and more!

Printable Card Templates

DIY Father’s Day Tomato Card – Use the free printable template to create a cute Father’s Day tomato card.

I love you from my head tomatoes cute tomato card.

Pizza Box Father’s Day Card Idea

Printable Father’s Day Cards and Pizza Box Template – This is a cute and quirky card that you can put together and serve in a pizza box your kids create.

father's day joke cards with pizza printable and pizza box template.

Number 1 Dad Father’s Day Template Card

Number 1 Dad Father’s Day Template Card – Create a card for Dad to feel like he is #1 with this cute template and instructions to put it all together.

fathers day card template try for free! photo of no.1 ribbons on a card.

Fun Fish Card for Dad

Father’s Day Fish Card – Create your very own fish card with this template to tell dad just how awesome they really are.

Dad You are offishally awesome DIY fish card.

Star Wars Card Ideas for Father’s Day

Star Wars Yoda/Grogu Card – This is such a fun card for any Star Wars fan. Create a sweet baby Yoda/Grogu origami style card for Dad.

yoda card craft cute baby yoda

Free Printable Star Was Father’s Day Card

Printable Star Wars Card – Kids will love putting together and coloring this simple BB-8 card to give to Dad on Father’s Day.

free printable star wars father's day card.

Cards for Preschoolers

Teddy Bear Card – This adorable card is so cute and easy with the printable template, but the best part is using your child’s photo to customize it.

cute blue teddy bear card with photo of child.

Father’s Day Card for Baseball Fans

Handprint baseball card craft – Handprint cards are sweet and personal. Younger kids will enjoy tracing their hand prints on the gloves as a gift for a baseball loving Dad.

handprint baseball card and photo of handprint card with a baseball.

Print and Color Cards

Four Father’s Day Cards to Print and Color – Cute printable cards for your kids to color in with markers or crayons. There are 4 different styles to choose from.

Download for free now 4 Father's Day cards to print and color.

Best Dad Father’s Day Coloring Cards

8 Free Father’s Day Coloring Cards – There are 8 different cards to choose from to print out and color for Dad on Father’s Day.

happy father's day printable cards to color for dad.

Best Dad Ever Father’s Day Card

Best Dad Ever Printable Card – Color a special trophy for Dad with this Best Dad Ever trophy card.

best dad ever trophy card to print and color.

Poem Cards for Dad 

Father’s Day Poem Template – Show Dad how special he is with this customized Father’s Day poem template. This is fun and easy to fill out and add to a card. 

father's day card or gift simple poem template for kdis

Father’s Day Poem Printable 

Father’s Day Poem Printable for Dad or Grandpa – Bless the Dad or Grandpa in your life with this printable poem that you can easily turn into a card.

happy father's day printable poem pages for cards.


Outer Space Cards 

Father’s Day Rocket Card – This card is so easy to put together and the rocket even moves! Just print, color, cut and glue and you have a card that is out of this world! Great for lovers of astronomy and space!

rocket card for dad printable template and photo of rocket and glue stick

Constellation Father’s Day Card

Galaxy Constellation Card for Dad – Make Dad his very own constellation with this creative card that looks like his name came right out of the stars in the night sky. If your kids are fascinated with outer space, they will love this printable card. 

Constellation card with Dad as stars in a constellation on black paper.


Crafty Father’s Day Cards

Homemade Washi Tape Father’s Day Card – Create an adorable DIY Father’s Day card with washi tape and stickers.

homemade washi tape father's day card

Fun Marble Run Craft Card for Dad

Marble Run Father’s Day Card – Easy cut and paste masking tape marble run crafty DIY card for Dad.

Father's Day easy DIY card with I heart you daddy art card.

Pointillism Art Card Idea

Father’s Day Pointillism Card – Create some fun pointillism art for Dad and turn it into a custom card.

father's day pointillism cards for dad made with pointillism art.

Shirt and Tie Cards

DIY Tradie Hi Vis Father’s Day Card – Kids will have fun making this hi vis tradie shirt card in any color to match their dad’s work shirt or uniform.

diy shirt trading card

Finger Painting Card for Dad

Toddler Finger Painting Tie Card – Little ones will enjoy finger painting this card to make an outline of  tie for their Dad.

photo of finger painted tie card template.

Father’s Day Shirt Card

DIY Father’s Day Shirt Card – This is a great origami paper folding activity to create an adorable shirt card for Dad.

father's day shirt cards.

Cute Craft Cards

Minion Father’s Day Card – Create a cute Minion Father’s Day card with this fun DIY.

Dad Your 1 in a minion cute minion father's day card craft.

Pop-Up Father’s Day Card

Dinosaur Pop Up Card – Watch this video tutorial on how to put together a cute pop-up card with a dinosaur.

pop up dinosaur card for father's day.

Dog Lovers Card for Father’s Day 

DIY Dog Themed Father’s Day Card – This is such a cute and easy craft for a dad who loves dogs.

DIY Father's Day Card Easy Craft cute puppy card.


Printable Tags for Cards and Gift Ideas

Nuts About You Gift Tag Printable and Gift Idea – Looking for a fun gift idea for dad? Package up his favorite nuts in a jar and attach this printable tag for a cute DIY gift.

we are nuts about you printable tag on a jar of mixed nuts.

Candy Bouquets for Dad

Candy Bouquet for Dad – Can’t find the right card for dad? Make him a gift instead with free printable tags and a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it together.

Best Dad Ever tags and candy bouquet

Mason Jar Gifts for Dad

Quick and Easy Mason Jar Gifts for Dad – Even more cute gift ideas filling a Mason jar with gift cards and treats that are special to Dad.

different jars filled with treats for dad with special gift tags

Coloring Pages for Father’s Day

It’s easy to print a coloring page that you can add to your homemade Father’s Day cards! Check out this list of free coloring pages for Father’s Day.

In Conclusion:

As you can see, there are lots of options for Father’s Day cards that are very easy and heartfelt. Whether you print a card to color, or create your own from scratch these are sure to delight any Dad and make him feel special.

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