Father’s Day Crafts For Kids

Father’s Day takes place this year on June 19, 2022. With this celebratory occasion round the corner, this week’s article will feature some DIY Father’s Day Crafts that are perfect as a gift for your beloved role model.

Table of Contents:

Father’s Day Crafts – Mini Explosion box (Single tier)

Materials Needed for Father’s Day Explosion Box
Steps needed for Father’s Day Explosion Box

Father’s Day Crafts – Paper Dollhouse Craft

Materials needed for Paper Dollhouse Craft
Steps needed for Paper Dollhouse Craft
Final Words

Father’s Day Crafts – Mini Explosion box (Single tier)

Father’s Day Explosion Box

Materials Needed for Father’s Day Explosion Box:

  • A3 Drawing Block
  • 30cm ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Colour Pencils/ Markers
  • Permanent Marker (Black)
  • (Optional) Stickers

Steps needed for Father’s Day Explosion Box:

Firstly, we start with cutting the A3 drawing block into half
Next, we use one half to draw a 6cm x 6cm square in the middle
Follow up with adding four more 6cm x 6cm squares around the square marked in the previous step to form a ‘+’ shaped template.
Add four hearts around the corners of the template.

Dimensions of Father's Day Explosion Box (Base Layer)
Dimensions of Father’s Day Explosion Box (Base Layer)

Next, decorate and colour the interior of the box. You can include in your well-wishes and messages you wish to express to your beloved dad here.
Once you’re done designing the interior, use a permanent marker to outline any drawings and writings to make them stand out.
Cut out the template carefully.

The following steps involve the exterior of the explosion box. (Box Cover)

For the cover of the box, start by drawing out a 10.3cm x 10.3cm square.
Leave a 2cm spacing from each side of the square. (You may refer to the image below for further clarification)

Dimensions of Father's Day Explosion Box Cover (Exterior)
Dimensions of Father’s Day Explosion Box Cover (Exterior)

Cut out the square and fold along the dotted lines to form the box cover.
Follow up by using clear tape to secure the folds.
Last but not least, add stickers around the box to decorate it.

Here’s the end result:

Father's Day Explosion Box (Cover)
Father’s Day Explosion Box (Cover)

This is what it looks like on the inside:

Father's Day Explosion Box by Zoey 8 years old
Father’s Day Explosion Box by Zoey 8 years old

Father’s Day Crafts – Paper Dollhouse Craft

Materials needed for Paper Dollhouse Craft:

  • A3 Drawing Block
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Penknife
  • Decorative Papers
  • Stickers
  • Coloured Markers
  • Colour Pencils

Optional:

  • Diamond Studs
  • Felt Cloth
  • Textured Paper

Paper Dollhouse Craft Steps:

Firstly, fold the A3 Drawing block into a square (27.5 cm x 27.5 cm) and cut out the excess drawing block.
Take note not to dispose of the excess paper as it can be reused for the accessories in the room.

Paper Dollhouse Craft Step 1: Cut along the Red Line

Step 1: Cut along the Red Line

Next, fold the square into two halves. (horizontally and vertically)
Cut along the red line. (You may take the image above as a reference)

Paper Dollhouse Craft Step 2: Plan Out the Layout
Step 2: Plan Out the Layout

For easier reference, let’s call the four parts of the square ‘Wall 1, Wall 2 and Floor .’ We need not draw on the last quadrant (shaded).

Paper Dollhouse Craft Step 3: Draw Out your Preferred Theme/Layout
Step 3: Draw Out your Preferred Theme/Layout

For the walls, we will be filling the space with our own miniature living space. For wall 1, we can design our version of lamps and door alongside pop-up cardboard.
As for wall 2, we will be filling the space with windows, a bed, bookshelves and a drawer. Feel free to do up your own designs since it’s your own personalised 3d pop-up dollhouse.

Paper Dollhouse Craft Step 4: Cut Out Demarcated Areas (in red)
Step 4: Cut Out Demarcated Areas (in red)

For the floor area, we will be decorating it with decorative paper as the flooring.
To add a hint of realism, do take note to cut out those areas demarcated in red.

Here is a time lapse of our own version of 3D pop-up dollhouse:

We Bare Bears Themed Paper Dollhouse Craft

In this case, we did a We Bare Bears themed Paper Dollhouse Craft.

With reference to the template image above, we sketch out our variation of the living space. Once satisfied with your craft, proceed with outlining the sketch with a permanent marker.

Wherever applicable, apply coloured markers to decorate your ‘room’ to your desired colour scheme. We used lighter colours to achieve a more calming and relaxing feel as if it’s the perfect dream-like room for sleeping.

3D Pop-up Paper Dollhouse Craft
Pop-up Layers Made From Excess Drawing Block

Remember the access drawing block (cut out)? Here, we use that excess for the pop-up bed and cupboard.
Once you’re satisfied with the pop-ups, attach and secure them to their respective locations using super glue.

For the floor, we use textured paper to give our paper dollhouse craft a vinyl flooring vibe.
Last but not least, we fold the bottom two quadrants together to achieve our own 3D pop-up dollhouse!

Final Words

We crafted this article to provide an alternative to traditional gifts for this celebratory occasion. These Father’s Day crafts are bound to surprise and delight the role model in your life. To all Fathers out there, here’s a Happy Father’s Day to you!

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