Other Cute Themes
Sports Enthusiast Dad: Craft stores have a multitude of shapes for sports: foamies, stickers, etc. Have the child write a cute saying on a team pennant, such as, "Dad is #1," "Team Dad," "Top Scoring Dad," "We are Your Biggest Fans," etc.
Fisherman Dad: Obviously, fish shapes and water would be a good idea, but how about a fishing rod? Use a small stick and glue it to the can with a piece of string. Have the child draw a hook with a fish at the end. Have any of those plastic nets used to hold onions or oranges left over? Use a small piece of netting to hold a few fish.
Musical Dad: Dad loves music, so make him a "playlist" of made up songs written on the outside of the can that only his child can personalize. Don't forget the artwork.
Artistic Dad: Dad is artsy, so cut some construction paper into bits and make your own mosaic. To make it look more authentic, use a base color and when gluing the shapes, make sure there are tiny cracks between. If you forgot to leave spaces in between, use puffy paint (fabric paint in tubes) to create the grout lines.
Foodie Dad: Dad loves to cook or eat. Food shapes are all the rage, so finding shapes won't be impossible. Alternatively, try using some actual food, such as dried pasta or rice and have the child draw a bowl or plate onto the can with the pasta in it. Don't forget the fork!
The Pencil-Pushing Dad: A supply of pencils, all one color or varied in color and unsharpened is needed and lots of glue. Take each individual pencil and attach them all around the can with eraser side up. This one will take a bit of patience since the glue, preferably very tacky, will need time to stick. Tie a string or ribbon around for extra security but also as a finishing touch.
Using these Father's Day craft ideas is sure to produce a lovely homemade gift that the dads will cherish and the children will love to present on this special day.