birth­day gifts

How to make a birthday present for dad with your own hands?

Mak­ing gifts with your own hands is always inter­est­ing and fun. Such presents are of par­tic­u­lar val­ue in the eyes of the birth­day per­son, and only such a sur­prise made by you per­son­al­ly can bring a lot of joy, hap­pi­ness and emo­tions to the per­son you intend to give.

In this arti­cle, will talk about how to make a birth­day present for dad. There are a lot of gift options, you just have to give free rein to your imag­i­na­tion — and you can def­i­nite­ly sur­prise your loved one.

Mak­ing gifts with chil­dren is an excit­ing activ­i­ty. In addi­tion, it will bring them not only joy and inter­est, but also serve as an edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ty that devel­ops fine motor skills, imag­i­na­tion and artis­tic taste. Chil­dren, as a rule, love to do some­thing new, learn, cre­ate, draw and glue. You can do with them what they like the most: some­one draw on paper, some­one cut with scis­sors, and some­one likes to glue small parts and put them togeth­er.

Make sure that your child does not get hurt or inad­ver­tent­ly cut off when work­ing with scis­sors, and then this activ­i­ty will turn into a hol­i­day that will inspire him and, per­haps, dis­cov­er new tal­ents that you did not even know about before.


Crafts made from plain paper, which is in any home, can look very inter­est­ing and orig­i­nal. To do this, it is not nec­es­sary to have any spe­cial skills. It is enough to show inge­nu­ity and con­nect your imag­i­na­tion. Paper crafts are a great alter­na­tive to a good gift if you don’t have mon­ey for expen­sive mate­ri­als to make it.

You can quick­ly and eas­i­ly make post­cards, origa­mi, an inter­est­ing pat­tern or appliqué from fab­ric on paper. Sev­er­al mas­ter class­es have been pre­pared for you, which are not so dif­fi­cult to do.


It is extreme­ly easy to make such a gift, espe­cial­ly if the child is small and does not know how to use glue and scis­sors.

Take an A4 paper and fold it in half. Draw a beau­ti­ful illus­tra­tion on the front side (you can use a tem­plate) and ask your child to dec­o­rate this draw­ing with col­ored pen­cils or felt-tip pens (you can also use water­col­or or gouache if the child is good at draw­ing with a brush). Line the right side of the spread so that you get a few lines for the wish. If your child already knows how to write, great! He will write the con­grat­u­la­tions him­self.


Mak­ing beau­ti­ful origa­mi is easy. Their plans are pub­licly avail­able. Hov­er, will ana­lyze the sim­plest tech­nique.

Paper cat:

  • a sheet of paper must be fold­ed in half;
  • bend the top of the sheet along the dot­ted line;
  • now fold the bot­tom edges up.
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Origa­mi in the form of a cat is ready.

Application on paper

To make a fab­ric applique, you will need a thick­er paper, such as ordi­nary card­board. You will also need scraps of fab­ric in var­i­ous col­ors.

Draw a draw­ing on the card­board with a pen­cil. Then let the child, with your help, cut out small pieces of fab­ric, and, using a glue stick, glue the pieces to the desired place in the draw­ing.

The sim­plest draw­ings for appli­ca­tion are fish, cat, sun, mush­room, chamomile, Christ­mas tree, car.

colored paper application

Just like in the pre­vi­ous ver­sion of the gift to your father, you will need card­board and col­ored paper. With a pen­cil, bare­ly notice­ably draw a draw­ing on card­board. For each part of the draw­ing, you and your child must cut out pieces of col­ored paper, and using glue (it is bet­ter to use a glue stick so that the paper does not get t and does not curl from liq­uid PVA glue), attach the col­ored pieces to your draw­ing, there­by giv­ing the pic­ture col­ors and a cer­tain mood.


The mosa­ic is made in almost the same way as in the pre­vi­ous ver­sion. For the mosa­ic only, you will need to cut out very small pieces of col­ored card­board and paste them so that there is a small emp­ty space beten them. This craft looks very beau­ti­ful and unusu­al. Hov­er, it takes longer than the pre­vi­ous two.

Preparing delicious gifts

Every­one loves set treats. And if your child cooks this for dad’s birth­day, then he will def­i­nite­ly remain not only full, but also delight­ed with the tal­ents of his lit­tle child.

Cook­ing sets will not be dif­fi­cult if you do not even have the high­est lev­el of culi­nary skills.

Here are some deli­cious treats you can make with your kids.

Bananas in chocolate

Ingre­di­ents: bananas, choco­late, coconut flakes, con­fec­tionery top­ping.


  • if the bananas are long enough, then it is rec­om­mend­ed to cut them in half (even into three parts);
  • peel bananas;
  • put them on skers and refrig­er­ate so that the fruits are ll attached to the skers;
  • chop the choco­late and put in a water bath, while do not for­get to stir the choco­late mass;
  • choco­late should melt com­plete­ly and turn into a sin­gle homo­ge­neous mass;
  • pour the choco­late into a glass, and then dip the bananas on skers into it;
  • Sprin­kle with coconut flakes and put the bananas back in the fridge until the choco­late is com­plete­ly set.

fried ice cream

Ingre­di­ents: ice cream, waf­fles, sun­flor oil, coconut flakes, eggs.


  • divide the ice cream into sev­er­al parts;
  • grind waf­fles;
  • crushed waf­fles must be mixed with coconut flakes;
  • then break the egg and beat ll;
  • roll ice cream in waf­fle crumbs, then dip in egg and roll again in waf­fle crumbs, after which you should send it to the freez­er;
  • bring the oil to a boil;
  • por­tions of ice cream must be put in oil and scald­ed until gold­en brown on both sides.
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Such a del­i­ca­cy can be served with jam, hon­ey, pre­serves, as ll as set fruits.

Curd-sour cream delicacy

Ingre­di­ents: 4 set curds, 100 g sug­ar, 100 ml milk, 150 g sour cream, 15 g gelatin.

How to cook:

  • gelatin must be poured with milk and left for 30–40 min­utes;
  • using a mix­er, turn cheese, sour cream and sug­ar into a homo­ge­neous mass, and heat the swollen gelatin to a tem­per­a­ture of about 50–60 degrees;
  • then gelatin should be mixed with the result­ing mass;
  • pour it into a con­tain­er and place in the refrig­er­a­tor for at least 5 hours.

Such a del­i­ca­cy can be dec­o­rat­ed with set fruits, choco­late or coconut chips.

How to make a picture?

A good gift from preschool­ers, both from a daugh­ter and from a son, can be some inter­est­ing draw­ing made with a pen­cil or paints. You can also draw a poster, make a beau­ti­ful illus­tra­tion using col­ored paper. Themes for draw­ings, posters, paint­ings can be many.

Here are some ideas on how to make a paint­ing.

  1. Take a thick A4 paper. From col­ored paper, you should cut out the details of your draw­ing, and using a glue stick, stick the col­ored paper on what­man paper. White spaces on what­man paper can be paint­ed over with col­ored pen­cils or water­col­ors, or you can leave them blank.
  2. What­man appli­ca­tion. You will need pieces of fab­ric that should be sewn to a thick What­man paper. Draw a draw­ing on the paper with a sim­ple soft pen­cil. Next, cut out the nec­es­sary details from the scraps of fab­ric. You should not glue these parts with glue, but sew them on with small stitch­es 5–6 mm long.
  3. The pic­ture can also be made on wood.. To do this, you need a sten­cil made of wood. Pre­pare the tem­plate you need in advance. To make a rich paint­ing on wood, you will need acrylic or oil paints. Hov­er, be aware that oil paints take longer to dry than acrylics.

Keep this in mind when choos­ing col­ors. In addi­tion, there are also spe­cial dyes for paint­ing.

Original homemade souvenirs

There are many ideas that you can do with your own hands and give. You should not do ply­wood crafts with chil­dren, because for them it will not be the safest activ­i­ty, and you your­self may not be able to cope with such mate­ri­als.

We offer you a choice of the most orig­i­nal sur­pris­es that your child will be hap­py to make him­self.

Gifts can be made from any impro­vised mate­r­i­al.

  1. Tree of beads. To ave a tree from a mate­r­i­al such as beads, you first need a good wire and the beads them­selves are green or some oth­er col­or if you decide to do some­thing else instead of petals, but in this case will con­sid­er a sam­ple from clas­sic green leaves.
  2. Wood can be carved into a fig­urine, but there are also wood­en cut­ting boards. It is per­mis­si­ble to burn out var­i­ous draw­ings on them with the help of a spe­cial tool — a burn­er.
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tree aving

  • First you need to ave twigs with leaves. To do this, you need to string 10 pieces of beads in the mid­dle and form a loop by twist­ing.
  • At the two ends, you need to repeat the same action, but you need to retreat 1 cm from the twist­ed loop. This is how a branch with leaves is formed.
  • A tree trunk is built by con­nect­ing clus­ters to each oth­er. This must be done in order, adding one ele­ment at a time until a whole tree is formed. Beten the branch­es there should be a trunk, which will be made of dense wire or a fair­ly strong rod.
  • Pre­pare a tree stand. Fill the base with gyp­sum mor­tar.

A bracelet made of floss threads will look orig­i­nal. If you need a nar­row bracelet, you can use 6 threads, if you need to ave a wide bracelet, then use 9 threads.

felt gift

The sim­plest felt craft is a let­ter. Make it the first let­ter of the name of the per­son you are going to give a gift to:

  • make a let­ter tem­plate out of paper and cut it out;
  • fold the felt in half and pin the sten­cil of the cut let­ter to the mate­r­i­al;
  • cir­cle the attached sten­cil with chalk, then chip off the let­ter and cut it out along the marked line;
  • then you need to sew the cut parts togeth­er, but leav­ing a hole;
  • through this hole you need to fill the let­ter with padding poly­ester;
  • after you have giv­en vol­ume to the let­ter with the help of a syn­thet­ic win­ter­iz­er, sew up the hole.

Crafts from plasticine

Even if plas­ticine crafts are not very ratio­nal as a gift for an adult, hov­er, if a small child presents this to his dad for his birth­day, then the father will be quite hap­py with the work of his child.

Plas­ticine is the safest mate­r­i­al that a preschool child can work with. In addi­tion, many chil­dren sim­ply adore plas­ticine mod­el­ing. This mate­r­i­al devel­ops fine motor skills, imag­i­na­tion, makes the imag­i­na­tion think on the scale of a novice archi­tect.

From plas­ticine, you can mold not only a sep­a­rate fig­ure, but also make a whole com­po­si­tion on a pre-pre­pared stand.

Of course, sur­pris­es made by a child are not always use­ful in every­day life. Hov­er, to receive a gift made by the hands of a child for the hol­i­day is a plea­sure for any par­ent.