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My Dad Rocks Keepsake Box Father’s Day Craft

This My Dad Rocks Keepsake Box Father’s Day craft is fun and easy for kids to make.

Not only does this box make a nice present on its own, it could be a gift box containing something else for Daddy!

This kids craft is more than a memorable handmade Father’s Day gift, it provides an opportunity for learning and practicing fine motor skills, too.

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Learn how to make this keepsake box with your kids for a homemade Father's Day gift. It's an easy popsicle stick craft for kids!

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My Dad Rocks Popsicle Stick Box Father’s Day Craft

(Hey, I told you I have a gazillion popsicle craft sticks in my house right now!)

The process of making the box out of popsicle sticks is a sneaky way to work on patterning as well as fine motor skills.

Squeezing the glue and lining the sticks up is perfect for preschool and kindergarten aged children. Toddlers may also enjoy helping, but may need more assistance.

I love how fun and easy it is for kids to make, plus it has little to no-prep to set up.

Another project I like is this Home Is Where the Heart Is Magnet Popsicle Stick Craft. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Grandparent’s Day!

We also have this cute back to school pencil craft and these silly monster bookmarks made with craft sticks.

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Dad Rocks Popsicle Stick Box Materials:

How to Make a Dad Rocks Keepsake Popsicle Stick Box:

These are the craft supplies you will need to make this Father's Day kids craft.

Gather up your craft supplies and count out the popsicle sticks. (Great activity to do together with your child!)

How to make the My Dad Rocks Keepsake Box project.

Start by gluing four craft sticks together in a square (may need to remind little ones how much glue to use on the ends of the sticks).

How to make a box with popsicle craft sticks.

Continue layering the crafts sticks on top of each other and gluing them into place until the box is as deep as you want it.

Note: Try to save 15 for the cover and 11 for the bottom if you are sticking to 50 sticks total.

How to make the bottom of the keepsake box kids craft.

On the last layer, place craft sticks side by side all the way across. This will actually be the bottom once the glue is dry and you flip the box over.

Now, to make the cover, start the same way as you did for the box. Glue four sticks in a square. Then lay the sticks across the whole top and let it dry.

Easy homemade Father's Day gift idea the kids will enjoy making! This Dad Rocks Keepsake Box popsicle stick craft is a great gift for Dad!

Next, glue a rock in the middle of the cover. This will act as the handle! 

Decorate the cover as you wish and use glitter glue to write “My Dad Rocks” on the top.

You can give it to Daddy already filled with keepsakes (like movie ticket stubs), place a gift inside (such as a tie or gift card), or give it to him as is so it can be filled up with memories.

This is a fun Father’s Day craft for kids to make something to go on Daddy’s desk at work or on top of the dresser at home.

Are you looking for a fun and easy homemade Father's Day gift idea? The kids will enjoy making this Dad Rocks Keepsake Box popsicle craft. This is a great way to get the kids involved in gift giving. The box can be the gift or it can double as the gift holder!

Do you know the most challenging part about the kids making this Dad Rocks Keepsake Box craft project?

Having them keep it a secret.

Little kids are so cute when they are bursting with excitement to spill the beans.

We hope you enjoy creating this popsicle stick craft with your children!

Dad Rocks Keepsake Box Craft for Father’s Day Printable Directions

Are you looking for a fun and easy homemade Father's Day gift idea? The kids will enjoy making this Dad Rocks Keepsake Box popsicle craft. This is a great way to get the kids involved in gift giving. The box can be the gift or it can double as the gift holder!

Dad Rocks Keepsake Box Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Fun and easy Father's Day craft for kids to make.

Materials

  • 50 popsicle craft sticks
  • Tacky glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Rock

Instructions

  1. Gather up your craft supplies and count out the 50 popsicle sticks. (Great activity to do together with your child!)
  2. Start by gluing four craft sticks together in a square.
  3. Continue layering the crafts sticks on top of each other and gluing them into place until the box is as deep as you want it. (Try to save 15 for the cover and 11 for the bottom if you are sticking to 50 sticks total.)
  4. On the last layer, place craft sticks side by side all the way across. This will actually be the bottom once the glue is dry and you flip the box over.
  5. Now, to make the cover, start the same way as you did for the box. Glue four sticks in a square. Then lay the sticks across the whole top and let it dry.
  6. Next, glue a rock in the middle of the cover. This will act as the handle! Decorate the cover as you wish and use glitter glue to write “My Dad Rocks” on the top.

Notes

Drying time needed will vary.

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