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DIY Father's Day Goodie Bag

With Father's Day crafts like this, there's no way Dad won't have a great day!

By: Jillian Kousins for AllFreeKidsCrafts.com
Fathers Day Goodie Bag
Fathers Day Goodie Bag
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Don't forget to show your dad how much he means to you on his special day. This DIY Father's Day Goodie Bag is an easy craft for kids that will have him excited to see what you put inside. Fill up this Father's Day craft idea with dad's favorite treats or maybe a special note. A homemade Father's Day craft is the best, and with this goodie bag, you can show your dad just how well you know him. Cut out a paper version of his favorite tie and glue it onto this fun, creative Father's Day craft for kids. Dad will love anything you make him for Father's Day, but give him a gift that is fun to make and fun to open.

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Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsPaper

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts

Easy

HolidayFathers' Day

Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens

Materials List

Instructions

  1. Take a simple paper bag and cut out a tie shape onto any patterned paper. You can also click here to download our patterned tie template!

  2. Glue the tie onto the front of the paper bag.

  3. Open the bag and put the goodies that you chose into the paper bag.

  4. Cut two horizontal slips into the top of the bag so you can fold them for the collar.

  5. Fold the flaps over to look like a collar and secure with tape.

History of Father's Day

Let's face it: our poor dads just don't get enough credit! Did you know that Father's Day only become a national holiday just recently? We sure took a long time to start celebrating our wonderful dads! While you're having fun making Father's Day crafts with the kids, learn about this interesting holiday:

Sadly, the campaign to celebrate fathers didn't have the same enthusiasm as Mother's Day. This is perhaps because fathers don't have the same sentimental appeal that mothers have (an opinion that has changed in more modern times).

A Spokane woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, who was one of six children raised by a widower, was determined to start an official equivalent to Mother's Day for dads. Simply put, she was successful in her endeavor and Washington had the nation's first statewide Father's Day on July 19, 1910. Meanwhile, the holiday slowly spread. As it turns out, however, Father's Day wasn't recognized as a federal holiday until 1972 by Richard Nixon. It's true!

References
Father's Day - History.com
Wise Guide - LOC.gov

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Leave a comment...I love this idea. Who doesnt love to get a goodie bag? You can take the kids shopping to pick the treats and small items they know dad likes. Then when you get home, they can craft the goodie bag. A whole day of fun, and a special treat for dad!

This project is so precious! I bet any dad would love to receive this gift for Father's Day.

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