3 DIY Father’s Day Projects to do with Dad

There are so many different ways to celebrate Dad this year. At Children of Tomorrow Learning Centers we’re all about learning new things including DIY projects to not only spend quality time with Dad but to also invite more opportunities to learn from him.

Make this Father’s Day memorable with these 3 DIY Father’s Day projects to do with Dad. (Please note all of these projects will require adult supervision and support.)

Custom Grilling Apron or Spatula

Does Dad love to spend time cooking up delectable menu items on the grill? Then, a custom grilling apron or spatula may be the perfect gift!

First, acquire a plain kitchen apron or large wooden-handled spatula. Next, grab the paint supplies and paint shirts. Then, paint custom designs on the aprons with fabric-safe paint and adorn the handle of the spatulas with designs in an acrylic or multi-surface paint (hand-wash only after painting). Finish with the best photo ops of Dad grilling with his new gear!

Personalized Wood Coasters

Dad might love a good cold drink at the end of a long day or after spending time at the grill. Personalized wood coasters just for him may be the perfect gift.

First, acquire discs of wood from your favorite craft store or DIY your own from a large branch (use caution when operating power tools-this might be the part where Dad joins the fun). Next, grab the paint supplies and paint shirts. Then, paint custom designs on the wood discs with Dad in mind. Next, use a clear coat to seal the paint and waterproof the coasters. Finish by placing coasters next to Dad’s favorite relaxing spot with his favorite beverage ready to drink!

Wooden Bottle Tote

Time to learn valuable construction skills at home to build a skill foundation for life may be the best gift that Dad can receive and give to his children. Check out this fun wooden bottle tote construction tutorial from The Home Depot:


There are so many fun projects to create with Dad this year. Time may be the best gift of all!

Here’s a bonus poem just for Dad:

“Walk alongside me, daddy and hold my little hand.
I have so many things to learn that I don’t yet understand.
Teach me things to keep me safe from dangers every day.
Show me how to do my best at home, at school, at play.
Every child needs a gentle hand to guide them as they grow.
So walk alongside me, daddy, we have a long way to go.”

Author: Helen Bush

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