47 of The Very Best Dad Ideas for Father’s Day

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Are you making plans for dad for Father’s Day? Some of these fun ideas will also make great summer activities for kids and dads to do together? My kids love spending time with their dad. How about yours?

Here are 47 tasty, crafty, DIY and dad-inspiring projects to do or to inspire Dad. I hope you find inspiration in all of these ideas. Don’t just celebrate one day for Father’s Day try making it a week or all summer long 🙂

Where did I get these projects from, you ask? These are all from Crystal & Co., readers and from their lovely submissions to our weekly blog linky party on Wednesday’s. I love the ideas that you guys share- keep them coming and watch for more in the future!

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Food for Dad’s Tummy

Avocado Pear Dip by The Saturday Evening Pot
Car Snack by Crystal & Co
White Bean BACON Cheddar Dip by SusieQTpies Cafe
Honey Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp Skewers by Lori’s Culinary Creations
Pistachio Almond Cookies by Life with Moore Babies
Chips & Salsa Chicken Bake by Mostly Homemade Mom
Chili Cheese Dog Nachos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Cilantro Pesto by Frugal Follies
5 BBQ Recipes by The Chirping Moms
Steakhouse Steak with Garlic Butter by Lori’s Culinary Creations
Beef and Bean Nachos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Baked Chicken Club by Faith Filled Food for Moms
Rockin’ Ribs by SusieQTpies Cafe
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies by Oh Mrs. Tucker

Handy Man Tips for Dad

Old Doors to New Furniture by Exploring Domesticity
A Painted Deck by Soph and LuLu
Cookbook for Dad to use by SusieQTpies Cafe
Laundry Chute Transformation by Exploring Domesticity

Crafty Gifts for Daddy

Dog Hand puppets with free printables by Crafts for Kidlets
DIY Goodie Basket for Dad with a Tie used to Wrap the Gift by SusieQTpies Cafe
Pet Rocks by There’s Just One Mommy
Silly Glasses for Day by B. Inspired Mama
Father’s Day Card by Bowdabra
Father’s Day Fingerpainting by Deals!
Creating Art with Non Traditional Tools by Gummy Lump
Father’s Day Gift Wrap idea by Bowdabra
Free Father’s Day Printables by Deals!
Letter V for Volcano Craft & Activity by The Measured Mom
Caterpillar Craft by B. Inspired Mama
Father’s Day Key Holder by Bowdabra
Love One Another Craft by Deals!
Simple Snake Craft by Gift of Curiosity


Tips on Making Dad feel Appreciated & Protecting Family

Positive Reinforcement for the Hubs by Exploring Domesticity
Honey, I don’t have a Headache Tonight by SusieQTpies Cafe
Fractured Families by Always Learning
10 Basic Manners to Teach your Son by Helene’s Legacy
Happy Father’s Day featuring Disney Days by A Daddy Blog
Big Trucks Day by Thank You Honey
10 Songs to Inspire the Happy Dance by The Thinking Closet
Bedroom Makeovers by Saving 4 Six
Daddy Dates by SusieQTpies Cafe
On Being a Dad by Crystal & Co


On the GO with Dad

Summer Activities to do with Dad
Go on a Shape Hunt by Gummy Lump
Travel Tips

Giveaways Dad would LOVE to win!

iPad/Surface Giveaway
Happy Father’s Day $100 Gift Card



  1. Threre are some awesome ideas here!! Thanks for including my steaks with garlic butter. Have a blessed day.

  2. I was clicking on so many ideas here I just now noticed you featured my shrimp too! Thanks!!!

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