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When I started thinking about how to help the kids celebrate Father’s Day, I instantly took to Pinterest and search for “DIY Father’s Day Ideas from Kids”.
Ya’ll know Pinterest is my saving grace for all things and while I might not be the ideal “Pinterest Mom”, I sure do try! When searching for a creative Father’s Day idea that the kids could help with, I didn’t find much beyond tacky looking gifts he’d probably “forget” in his garage so I came up with my own idea.
This post is sponsored by Fred Meyer and QFC, however, all thoughts, opinions, and, ideas are mine alone.
cheap & edible diy father’s day ideas from kids
Edible. That is the DIY route I wanted to go to. Their dad doesn’t care much for the modge podge gifts, so I figured why not make them edible? Not only that, but the kids could then get in on the easy DIY Father’s Day ideas.
I decided on four different DIY Father’s Day ideas from kids to put together so we could all have some fun in the kitchen, as well as a tasty, creative Father’s Day lunch or dinner. The ideas include putting together four different foods all representing “I love you” messages for dad which I figured would help my toddlers learn some kitchen skills, as well as help them work on their letters/numbers.
These ideas also gave me the perfect excuse to grab what I needed from my everyday favorites, Fred Meyer and QFC.
I talk about them often, but if you are new here, Fred Meyer and QFC are my go-to stores for all things food. I can always trust that I’ll leave either store with the freshest, high-quality foods. I also really love their own brand varieties, especially their Simple Truth line. They’re both great quality and very affordable! Both Fred Meyer and QFC are also all over in the PNW so finding one close by no matter where you are is pretty much a given.
While you’re on the site, take some time to browse around. I love the Fred Meyer site for many reasons. Of course for my ClickList shopping, but beyond that, they offer a HUGE selection of recipes for any occasion. They have great selections to choose from, or you can search something like “easy chicken recipes”, browse for something you like, and add the quality ingredients right into your cart!
Inside of the recipes below, I’m featuring a wide selection of the goodies found at both Fred Meyer and QFC. Two recipes featuring their “market fresh” pizza dough that I absolutely LOVE! It is so versatile and tasty!
Beyond the dough, I’m highlighting some of their shredded cheese & herbs, along with a few pre-made items that can easily be personalized for any occasion.
Let’s dive in!
Four cheap and easy diy father’s day ideas from kids
I heart dad breadsticks
- Kroger Fresh Made Dough
- 3 TBS Melted Butter
- 1 TBS Minced Garlic (or more if you’re a garlic fiend like myself)
- 2 TSP Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese
- Kroger Pizza Sauce
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Flour your countertop and drop your Fresh Made Dough on the surface.
- Help kiddos pull apart knobs of dough to shape into each letter spelling out “I heart dad”. Once rolled into the letter, my dough was less about 1/2 inch thick.
- Place letters on the baking sheet.
- Melt butter and mix in garlic and seasoning.
- Let kids brush mixture on top of each dough letter.
- Have kids sprinkle parmesan cheese onto each dough letter.
- Place the baking sheet into the oven for about 10 minutes, or until letters are golden brown.
- Pull out and let cool for a bit before serving. Serve with Simple Truth pizza sauce for dipping and enjoy!
#1 dad pretzels
- Kroger Fresh Made Dough
- 6 Cups Water
- 2 TBS Baking Soda
- 3 TBS Melted Butter
- Coarse Salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Flour countertop and place fresh-made dough on a floured surface.
- Help kiddos pull knobs of dough off the large ball and shape into “#1 Dad”. Shapes should be about 1/2 inch thick.
- On the stove, add water and baking soda and bring mixture to a boil.
- One at a time, place each dough shape into the boiling water for about a minute apiece after which pulling out with a slotted spoon and placing on a cooling rack.
- Repeat until each shape has gone through the bathing process.
- Place shapes on a baking sheet & let kids brush melted butter on each shape.
- Have kiddos top with a sprinkling of coarse salt.
- Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool a bit before serving. Serve with a dip of preference and enjoy!
Heart u dad cookies
- Simple Truth Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Letter Cookie Dough Cutters (to spell “my dad rocks”)
- Various Icings/Sprinkles for topping
- Preheat oven to pre-made cookie dough cooking temp.
- Flour surface then open up Simple Truth Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and place product on a floured surface.
- Have kiddos help roll out and flatten the dough into a large rectangle.
- Help kids press cookie cutters into dough spelling out “heart u dad” and place letters onto a baking sheet.
- Stick the cookie sheet into the oven and bake per package instructions. Watch closely.
- Let cookies cool on a cooling rack completely.
- Once cooled, let kiddos go at it with the icing and sprinkles and enjoy!
heart dad pizzas
- Simple Truth Pre-made Pizza Crust
- Simple Truth Pizza Sauce
- Simple Truth Shredded Cheese of choice
- Pizza Toppings of choice
- Preheat oven to ___ (package)
- Using one of the crusts inside of the package, have your kiddos put together the pizza with sauce and toppings, shaping pepperonis into a heart shape.
- Using cookie cutters or a kid-safe knife, help kids cut out “dad” out of the other pre-made pizza crust.
- Help kids place the letters on top of the put together pizza.
- Stick pizza on a baking sheet into the oven and bake per package instructions.
- Let cool a bit before serving & enjoy!
How do you think you’ll be celebrating dad this Father’s Day?
If you make any of these ideas with your kiddos, tag me on IG @twinsandcoffeepnw!