For some reason, it’s harder to find a good idea for homemade gifts for Father’s day then for Mother’s day, wouldn’t you agree? Well, we still took some time to look around and collect some of the best green Father’s day crafts for kids made from items commonly found in a recycle bin. Hope this collection will provide you with ideas what to make with kids!
Raid your recycle bin and prepare to upcycle paper rolls, old newspapers and magazines, cardboard and shoe boxes, tin cans, mason and baby jars, and so much more!
Cheap and Easy Father’s Day Crafts from Recycled Materials
We added cheap and easy to Father’s day crafts for a reason. Most of Father’s day crafts you can find here are considered to be easy – there are crafts age appropriate for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, school age kids or teens. Whichever age group your child belongs to, you will find an idea just right for them.
Also, all the crafts here can be considered as cheap – they are made from recycled materials, with little extra cost added. We have crafts made from cardboard boxes, toilet paper rolls, recycled maps, containers, jars, lids, etc.
Father’s Day Jar Lid Medal
Get creative and award your dad with a medal for Father’s day! These lovely jar lid medals are made with air clay and will provide not only creative outlet for kids but also let them work on their fine motor skills. Details at: Red Ted Art
Upcycled Map Coasters Gift Idea
For every dad who likes to travel around the world, getting a pack of coasters with a map and made by their child, will be precious! Originally, to make these map coasters, old mousepad and recycled map are used, but you can also use an old CD instead of mousepad. Details at: The Boondocks Blog
Wrapped Walking Stick
If your dad a hiking type? Does he like going for long walks? We have a perfect gift for him! Invite kids for a walk to choose a good branch to be used as a walking stick. Let kids decorate it with yarn scraps and bits and pieces from recycle bin. Neat! Details at: Imaginative Homeschool
Necktie Napkin Ring
Help mom make a special dinner on Father’s day! And you can decorate the plates with adorable necktie napkin rings made just for this occasion! With few paper rolls and some paint, they will be done quickly. Appropriate for youngest in the house as well! Details at: Approaching Home
Toilet Roll Father’s Day Cards
As adorable as a child holding a card, these 3D Father’s day cards are too cute! If you are looking for an easy gift to make with your preschoolers for Father’s day, choose these! Made of paper rolls and with a child’s photo as a personal touch, these will surely move dad! Details at: Pink Stripey Socks
An easy paper roll Father’s Day craft
A personal portrait to make from paper rolls? Why not?! It will look adorable if a child makes an authentic craft that looks like dad’s image. With a bit of paint, they can create an unique gift for dad. Details at: Non Toy Gifts
Paper Trophy Craft
Using cardboard roll, you can make a trophy for best dad! It might need a bit more skills to make so I would recommend it as a Father’s day craft for kids school age and up. Of course, kids can customize it and decorate it as they wish! Details at: Moms and Crafters
Paper Roll Tuxedo Craft
For classy occasion, here is a tuxedo craft made of paper roll! It’s easy to make, and you can opt to use paint instead of black paper to make a tux for dad. Choose depending on how much time you have before Father’s day! Details at: Easy Peasy & Fun
Give Dad a Haircut Scissor Craft
A lovely little cardboard roll craft for younger kids to help them with their fine motor skills, more precisely scissor skills. There will be a bit of drawing and coloring involved before they can give dad a haircut. Details at: Our Kid Things
I Love You to Pieces
If your kids are like mine, you probably have few puzzle sets with missing parts. Why not use them to decorate a little gift for Father’s day and say “I Love You to Pieces!”. You can make a cardboard frame or you can reuse photo frame you have at home. Details at: Blogged Bliss
Decorating golf balls for Father’s day gift
A golfer dad? Not to worry! We have a perfect gift you can make for him! Pick few of dad’s golf balls and let kids decorate them. Give them a personal touch! It will surely bring smile to dad’s face every time he uses them out golfing! Details at: Laughing Kids Learn
My Dad Rocks frame
Here is another picture frame idea you can do this Father’s day. This time you get to use rocks to decorate the frame. Twist and turn to make it even more nature friendly and make a frame from a piece of recycled cardboard box. Of course, kids can also decorate the rocks before gluing them. Details at: Mommy Moments
Paper Plate Tie Craft
Let little designers make a Paper Plate Tie Craft for Father’s day! They will surely have fun coming up with an unique design to make for dad’s tie. This craft would be even more fun if it’s made in a group setting, each and every one would turn out different and make awesome display of creativity! Details at: About a Mom
Popsicle Father’s Day Card
Father’s day comes around when it’s almost summer and what do we associate with summer? Ice cream, of course! Everyone loves ice cream cones and popsicles. And we love these adorable popsicle Father’s day cards. Don’t you? Details at: Projects with Kids
Colorful Popsicle Stick Picture Frames
Got some popsicle sticks from last summer stashed in your recycle bin? Time to get them out and use them to make these super cute and colorful popsicle stick picture frames. Color them in your favorite color, or you can choose dad’s favorite colors. Anyway, they will be precious and kept for years to come. Details at: Sustain My Craft Habit
My Dad Is Special Because Craft
Have some old containers or jars with lids you no longer use? Time to reuse them to make thoughtful and precious craft for Father’s day! Decorate the container according to dad’s preference and fill it with all the reasons why dad is special to you! He will surely love it! Details at: Fun Learning Life
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN REPURPOSE?
We cooperated with many other bloggers online in junk play serial where we picked a different material from recycle bin every day for 60 days. You can find a full list and ideas for all 60 materials we used in 60 Day Junk Play Challenge. You can also join our Creative Junk Play group on Facebook! See you around!