Easy, Quick, & Cheap Cricut Father's Day Craft Ideas

Created on:

June 6, 2024

Updated on:

June 8, 2024

Written by Kelsey Sergi

Father's Day is just around the corner, and if you're like me, you might be a bit of a last-minute thinker when it comes to DIY (I know, it's a bit of a habit!). Let's dive into some quick, easy, and affordable Father's Day crafts that are perfect for those of us who need something special in a pinch.

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I’ve compiled a list of easy Father's Day crafts that you can whip up in under 10 minutes for under $10. These handmade gifts are perfect whether you’re crafting with your kids, or going solo. Remember, these gifts are meant to come from the heart, so feel free to add your personal touch to any of them.

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Each project comes with a detailed list of materials and tools needed, so let's get crafting!

1. Keychains

DIY Keychains for Father's Day.

Keychains are a simple yet thoughtful DIY gift. You can make them in various ways using vinyl, an engraving tool with your Cricut Maker, or even faux leather. This homemade Father's Day gift is one of the easiest to create, especially if you use an engraving tool. Just create the SVG file, send it to your machine, and let it do all the work. It's a quick and easy way to make a memorable gift.

Total Cost: $0.50 to $2

Materials and Tools:


  1. Choose your keychain material and design your SVG file. If you need inspiration, consider simple shapes like hearts, stars, or Dad's initials.
  2. Use your Cricut to cut the design on vinyl or engrave it directly onto the keychain material.
  3. If using vinyl, weed out the excess material and use transfer tape to apply the design to the keychain.
  4. Attach the keyring, and your custom keychain is ready to gift!

2. Etched Glass

Etched glass DIY for Father's Day.

Etched glass is a classy and personal gift that’s surprisingly easy to make. Using Armor Etch and a glass from the dollar store, you can create a beautiful personalized item in about 10 minutes (including some waiting time for the etching cream). You can etch something funny, a monogram, or a name to make Dad smile, this is a great gift no matter what you pick. You don’t have to limit yourself to a beer mug; you can use a wine glass, drinking glass, or even a mirror. Check out my tutorial on etching glass for more details.

Total Cost: $3-5

Materials and Tools:


  1. Clean the glass thoroughly to ensure the etching cream works effectively.
  2. Design your stencil using Cricut Design Space and cut it out on vinyl.
  3. Weed the stencil and apply it to the glass using transfer tape.
  4. Put on gloves and apply Armour Etch cream over the stencil using a spatula or brush. Leave it for the recommended time on the package.
  5. Scrape excess cream then rinse off the rest of it and remove the stencil. Dry the glass with paper towels.

3. Mustache Magnets

Mustache Magnets for Fathers Day DIY Cricut idea.

Mustache magnets are a fun and quirky gift that’s quick to make. They’re perfect for the fridge at home or Dad’s office mini-fridge. You can make mustaches or any other shapes you like. Get creative – you could even print and cut out a photo of Dad's face and stick it on an adhesive magnet sheet! This is a great way to make something dad loves, if he is a cook make some food magnets... does dad love to fish? Print then cut out some fishing themed items.

Total Cost: $2

Materials and Tools:


  1. Choose your design – mustaches are classic, but feel free to experiment with other shapes.
  2. Cut out the shapes from paper or felt.
  3. Cut out the shapes from the magnet.
  4. Attach the shapes to the magnet sheet using adhesive or glue.
  5. Make a card to attach them to.

4. Paper Picture Frame

Paper picture frame shadowbox DIY craft with Cricut for father's day.

A paper picture frame is simple to make and can double as a DIY card. Use a photo you love and create a frame or mini shadowbox. You can remove the background for free on remove.bg, then upload the image into Cricut Design Space and add a cute frame. Have your child write a sweet message on the back and use your DIY magnets to hang it on the fridge! It's a perfect way to show dad how much you love him and remember some special moments you have had.

Total Cost: Under $1

Materials and Tools:


  1. Select a photo and remove the background using remove.bg.
  2. Upload the edited photo to Cricut Design Space and design a frame around it or use my free template.
  3. Cut the frame from cardstock or decorative paper.
  4. Mount the photo in the frame using foam tape to create a shadowbox effect.
  5. Write a message on the back and add those magnets you just made if you want to display it on the fridge. This is definitely an easy peasy gift!

5. Dad Coupon Books

coupon book for father's day DIY with Cricut.

Dad coupon books are a classic DIY gift that’s always appreciated. I’ve created some SVG files that you can customize and cut out with your Cricut, making this project quick and inexpensive. It’s a fun craft that kids of all ages can help with, and Dad will love cashing in those coupons for a little extra love and appreciation. I kind of think of these as the perfect Father's Day craft.

Total Cost: Under $1

Materials and Tools:


  1. Design your coupons in Cricut Design Space. Some bonus Ideas include "One Free Car Wash," "Breakfast in Bed," or "One Hour Nap."
  2. Print then Cut out the coupons from cardstock.

Want to make it an even more special gift? Personalize each coupon with drawings or messages from the kids.

Bonus Projects:

Paper Tool Box

Paper toolbox cricut craft with free SVG file for father's day.

For the handy dad, a paper toolbox is a unique gift. This is one of my free Father's Day SVG files from last year. It's a fun project that’s both practical and decorative. This homemade gift will wow dad and he has a keepsake to treasure forever!

Materials and Tools:

  • Cardstock or thick paper
  • Glue


  1. Download the paper toolbox SVG file from my site.
  2. Cut the pieces from cardstock using your Cricut.
  3. Assemble the toolbox following the design, using glue to secure the parts.
  4. Personalize it with Dad’s name or a fun message.

Video Game Controller Box

video game controller box for cricut svg father's day.

For the gamer dad, a video game controller box is a perfect choice. This one might take a bit longer to assemble than the other crafts listed, but it makes a fun way to gift and is perfect for filling with Dad’s favorite candy.

Materials and Tools:

  • Cardstock or thick paper
  • Glue


  1. Download the video game controller box SVG file from my site.
  2. Cut the pieces from cardstock using your Cricut.
  3. Follow the assembly instructions to put together the box.
  4. Fill it with candies or small gifts that Dad will love.

Tips and Tricks for Crafting with Kids

Crafting with kids can be both fun and challenging. Here are some tips to make the process smoother and more enjoyable:

  1. Prepare Ahead: Gather all materials and tools before starting the project. This saves time and keeps the little kids focused.
  2. Simple Tasks: Assign age-appropriate tasks to the kids. Younger children can help with simple craft steps like applying glue or placing stickers.
  3. Safety First: Always supervise children when using tools like scissors or glue guns. Teach them how to use these tools safely.
  4. Be Patient: Allow extra time for each step when working with kids. Patience is key to a fun crafting experience.
  5. Encourage Creativity: Let the kids add their personal touches to the crafts. It makes for the gift more special and boosts their confidence.

There are countless handmade Father's Day gift ideas out there. Making something yourself, no matter the cost or size, is a wonderful way to show Dad how much you care. These crafts are a fantastic way to use your Cricut and involve the kids, no matter their age. They can help with weeding, adding their personal touches, or making DIY cards to accompany your crafts. This Dad's Day is going to be one to remember, even if its because of a simple paper craft.

Remember, the best gifts come from the heart.

Stay crafty, and Happy Father’s Day!

Kelsey Sergi - the owner and crafter at Dinosaur Mama.

Hi crafters! I'm Kelsey and I am here to bring you new original craft projects and free SVG files for your cutting machines every week!

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