If your dad is one of those dads who love golf you’ll be all set when Father’s Day rolls around! It’s easy to make several unique golf gifts that Dad will love and that won’t break your bank. In fact, many golf-theme crafts can be made from golf balls and other things you already have lying around the house. Here, you’ll find crafts easy enough for really young kids and ones that are suitable for older children.
Make an easy golf-theme gift for Dad by simply starting with three golf balls. You’ll need a base for the little desk statue which will show Dad how much he means to you. The base can be a small, flat piece of wood or even the lid from a small coffee jar. Glue the first ball to the base then glue the other two to that one. Glue dots make it easy and less messy for little children. The three stacked balls can be used to write “DAD” or even “LUV U DAD”. Write one letter – or one word – on each ball with markers or paints. Dad can set the finished gift on his desk to remind him of his favorite sport.
Make a pencil holder for Dad’s desk by starting with an empty bathroom tissue roll. Cut a piece of cloth or decorative paper that’s wide enough to wrap around the cardboard tube. Green felt works well with a golf theme. Cut it to a length that’s nearly twice as long as the tube. Glue the fabric or paper onto the tube then tuck the excess down inside. Glue the tube onto a block of wood, a painted cardboard piece, or even a peanut butter jar lid. Cut holes randomly – or in a pattern – around the tube (young children need adult help with this). Glue a golf ball to the top of the tube and you’ve created a unique pencil holder that Dad will use and cherish for years to come.
Use a piece of green felt to make a can holder for Dad. No more wet hands when Dad has a cold drink because he’ll have a new can holder you’ve made yourself. Simply cut a piece of felt which is long enough to wrap around the can with a few inches to spare. Cut the felt so that, when wrapped around the can, it covers the entire middle of the can. Glue a strip of velcro to the ends of the felt so it can easily be wrapped around the can. Now use markers or paints to draw a flag in a hole, golf balls, or other designs. Or, just write “DAD” in paint markers on the felt. It’s a cute gift that the smallest child can make with little help.
Use a Pringles can to make a golf-theme cookie holder for Dad. Use a damp cloth to clean the can out well. Cut a golf-theme picture from a magazine, wrap it around the can, then glue it in place. Or, just wrap the can with a piece of green felt. You can even purchase golf-theme fabric at a fabric store to use for wrapping the can. Draw or write on the can then fill it with Dad’s favorite cookies. He’ll love this gift that he can refill over and over to take with him to work.
Older kids can make Dad a really nice Father’s Day gift by starting with a Styrofoam block. The block can be as large or small as you want it to be. Cut a piece of light green felt to go around four sides of the cube. Glue it in place. Cut a square of dark green felt and glue it to the top of the cube. The uncovered side of the cube will become the bottom of a golf-theme pen holder. Poke a hole through the top of the felt and Styrofoam to make the hole for the golf flag. The flag itself will be made from an ink pen. Choose a black pen which has a removable cap. Remove the cap and stick the nib of the pen into the hole. Move it back and forth to make the hole slightly larger than the pen. Place the pen in the hole then put some tiny black beads in the hole or paint the hole black. Cut a piece of red felt to make the flag. To do this, cut a tall, skinny triangle, and cut it so that the bottom of the triangle is cut on the fold of the felt. Now when you open the shape up it will look like a diamond which has been stretched out on the sides. Fold the diamond around the pen so that it wraps around the pen and forms a triangular-shaped flag. Write “DAD” on the flag or even glue on a tiny picture of a golf ball. It’s a cute gift that Dad will really love.
If you have an old Scrabble game with missing pieces use the leftover pieces (with parent’s permission) to make your dad a cool golf-theme key chain. Thread a piece of twine through the key ring you want to use then bring the ends together. Choose tiles to spell “Golf” and align them, side-by-side, butting them close together. Dispense glue down the center of the aligned tiles and place the twine pieces into the glue. Choose tiles that spell “Dad”, plus one blank tile, to glue to the opposite side. Now the key chain will say “golf” on one side and “dad” on the other. If you don’t have the right tiles to spell both words just spell one word and glue blanks to the back. Letters which you have plenty of, like “e’s” and “o’s” work well as blanks. Simply turn them over to show their blank sides and glue them in place.
Your dad is really going to love this Father’s Day over all the others because it celebrates him being a dad as well as his favorite sport to boot! Young or old, boy or girl, kids of all ages can make unique Father’s Day gifts that will really impress your dad. You don’t have much time so you’d better get started!