These silly gifts for dad are the perfect last minute idea from kids. Dads will love the homemade special presents. Make a mixed up daddy flip book, make a joke book, and make dad a silly hat.
3 Silly Gifts for Dad
My husband loves being silly with the kids. He and Aiden like to tell each other jokes (and make up some terrible ones). These silly gifts for dad are sure to be a hit.
Make a Joke Book
Make dad a joke book full of silly puns and kid-made jokes. Here’s a list of ones that we have made up or been told by others.
- What kind of cheese does not belong to you? Nacho cheese! -my husband and son’s favorite
- What happens when you cry in the bathtub? You flood the bathroom.
- Why did the dad cross the road? To get to the other side. –Lindsey, age 8
- Why did my dad cross the playground? To catch my sister down the slide.
- Knock knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you! (I love you!) –a favorite sweet one
- Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn’t say banana? –kids always love this joke so I had to include it in the list
- What did the buffalo say when his son left to go to school? Bison.
These were shared on our Facebook page.
- A dad was caught stealing in a supermarket today while balanced on the shoulders of a couple of vampires. He was charged with shoplifting on two counts.
- Why did half a chicken cross the road? To get his other side.
- Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!
- Why did the chicken cross the ocean? To get to the other tide!
What silly dad jokes would you add?
Make a Mixed Up Daddy Flip Book
Make a mixed up flip book with dad’s pictures – use his face and draw pictures for the body and legs. Dad can have a robot body and bird legs!
- blank paper
- markers/crayons/colored pencils
- Stack some sheets of paper together and fold in half to make a book. Staple along the fold.
- The outer piece of paper will be the cover for your book. Add a title to the front cover.
- Divide the middle pages of the book into thirds. Use scissors to cut the pages.
- I added guide marks to help match the width of the neck and hips between drawings.
- The top flaps of the book are for dad’s head and neck. You can either draw dad’s head and neck or use a real picture of him.
- The middle flaps of the book are for dad’s body. Be creative. Dad can have the body of anything you want.
- The bottom flaps of the book are for dad’s legs (or whatever you want below his body – maybe a fish tail or a wheel).
- After you have finished your drawings, flip the pages of the book to create a mixed up daddy.
I wanted to help Lily (age 2) draw body parts, but she did not want my help. She wanted to draw on her own.
I made the cover for Lily’s book and added some pictures of Patrick to the inside.
Aiden’s friend, Lindsey, also made a book for her dad. The first half of her book is a joke book and the second half is the flip book. The note on the back is adorable – “to my daddy From your kid.”
Aiden designed his own cover. I think he was adding a joke to the flip book like Lindsey did.
He created a few different bodies for his dad’s pictures.
He also drew a few of his own faces.
I love the way these turned out!
Make a Silly Hat
Make dad a special hat. Use paper, markers, scissors, tape, string, pipe cleaners, etc. to create dad a one of kind hat to wear on Father’s Day.
We have a Father’s Day book giving tradition. Check out all of our Father’s Day book suggestions here.
This post was originally published as part of a sponsored post for American Greetings and Collective Bias on June 14, 2016.