Father’s Day Craft: Father’s Survival Kit

By Elena Hramova

With Father’s Day only being a few days away, I thought I should post one more craft to give you a few more to choose from. This craft is great for children of any age and you can actually tailor it to suit the Dad.

What you will need:

  • A box that can be opened and closed (A shipping box that has a flap would probably work best but you could also purchase small plastic boxes for this)
  • Items to decorate the box with (things like construction paper, magazine pictures, pencil crayons, markers, etc.)
  • Mac-tac or any other type of clear contact paper
  • Photograph of your child (with Dad)
  • Items to put inside (you can put in handmade crafts or even little odds and ends that your husband may need such as things for the office: paper clips, post-its, etc.)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Lots of creativity


  1. Have your child decorate the box with pictures he or she has drawn or cut out from a magazine. Try to match a theme but it is not necessary to do so.
  2. Attach the photograph to the top outside of the box. (Another alternative is to do a photo collage on the inside with a bunch of photos of the children by themselves or with Dad.)
  3. Allow the glue to dry.
  4. Mac-tac the box so the pictures will withstand use.
  5. Fill it with items for dad
  6. Wrap and give on Father’s Day.

This is actually an excellent gift that can be tailored to whatever you want.

If Dad is a golfer, make a “Father’s Golf Survival Kit” and fill it with little odds and ends that Dad may need on the golf course. You can make it sweet, practical or funny with little goggles for retrieving those balls in the water hazards, or large tees for those who can’t see. You could also include things like score cards from when the kid’s and Dad went mini golfing or other memorabilia.

This same thought could work with fishing, barbecuing, sailing, or just about anything.

Lastly, if Dad travels a lot or is overseas, you can fill it with mementos to remind Daddy just how much he is loved and how much his children miss him. Put in items like postcards so dad can write home while he is away, a special letter from your child, fingerprints and I love yous. Special things that will remind Dad just how important he is.

All the best

-Sirena Van Schaik

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