Crafts for kids Father's Day

Personalised handprint bag for a Father’s Day gift

handmade Father's Day keepsake

The children are really looking forward to Father’s Day next month. They’ve been working on their handmade gifts for a while. They just love making handmade gifts and I like to think they mean a little more than a generic shop bought gift. We’re lucky to have half term in front of us, so I hope you are inspired by our Father’s Day personalised handprint bag and get crafting for Fathers Day!

Personalised handprint bag for Father’s Day

Personalised gifts make a great keepsake. I’m probably a little guilty of keeping everything my children make, but they grow up so quickly that I just want make little keepsakes like this. We’ve made a few things using their footprints or handprints and they make super cute personalised gifts.

My husband is a practical man so I though he would appreciate a bag which he could use to keep things in. I wanted to personalise it by decorating it with the children’s handprints. We actually made two versions because the children were enjoying creating them.

handprint Father's Day gift

We used:
A calico selection pack from Art and Craft Factory
Pack of 12 Berol Fabric Pens, also from Art and Craft Factory

How to make a personalised handprint bag for Father’s Day

The calico selection pack included a shopping bag, pump bag, pencil case and apron. I thought this was the easiest way to make our gift, definitely a lot quicker than me trying to make a bag for the children to decorate.

handprint Father's Day gift

The weather was beautiful and sunny so we took our bags and fabric pens outside to craft in the garden. First we decorated the shopping bag. The children took it in turns to draw around each others hand, then they added their names and some decorations.

handprint Father's Day gift

The Berol fabric pens were really easy to use. You can use them to draw designs onto all kinds of natural and man-made fabrics. The designs are easy to fix by simply allowing your design to dry for 5 minutes before covering the fabric with a clean tea towel and ironing it for a few minutes on a cotton setting. The fabric can then be washed without the danger of washing the design away.

We also decorated a smaller bag but this time added all our handprints. The children thought this was really fun and we added our names and the year so we could remember how small their hands were.

Personalised handprint bag for a Father's Day gift

It reminded me of the time we decorated our teepee with the children’s handprints which is still going strong. I think our personalised handprint bags make a lovely keepsake for a Father’s Day gift. I can’t wait to help the children wrap them up this week.

handprint keepsake bag

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    May 29, 2018 at 11:54 am

    This looks like a very good idea for kids to get their dad something for fathers day

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    Ana De-Jesus
    May 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    That is so sweet that your kids were able to create a bag with their finger prints so that their dad could have a thoughtful but practical gift 🙂

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    May 29, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    This is such a great idea and so personalised as well! My kids were just wondering what to get their dad for Father’s Day and I think you have answered their question

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    May 30, 2018 at 1:07 am

    This is an absolutely cool idea and will also be a fun activity for my son. Will try this at home tomorrow.

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    May 30, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    I love simple personalised gift ideas such as these. Definitely an idea I’ll be considering for this year’s father’s day.

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    May 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    This is such a great idea for a personalised present! I would’ve definitely do that if I was still a child!

    Oliver x

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    Charli Bruce
    May 30, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Oh, this is the most sweetest Fathers Day present! I’m sure anyone would love something like this x

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    May 31, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    What a lovely and inexpensive idea for a father’s day gift. Personalised gifts are great for items that are both useful and can be treasured too for many years.

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    Stephanie Merry
    May 31, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    What a lovely idea, I think personalised gifts are always better to give at special occasions like Father’s Day x

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