Father’s Day DIY Shadow Box

Give dad a creative high five! Make a DIY Shadow Box as a homemade Father's Day gift he's sure to remember.

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  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Bright Pop Cardstock
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Crayola Take Note Gel Pens
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Shadow Box

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Don’t have a shadow box at home? Convert a picture frame into a shadow box or simply glue the hand-prints inside a picture frame.
  • • For more DIY Father’s Day gift ideas, check out our collection of Father’s Day crafts.


Step 1

Trace dad’s hand on construction paper. Cut out.

Step 2

Add designs to hand-print with markers.

Step 3

Repeat steps 1–2 using construction paper or cardstock for each family member.

Step 4

Apply glue stick to palm of largest hand-print. Place next largest hand-print on top to secure.

Step 5

Repeat step 4 until smallest hand-print is on top.

Step 6

Use markers and gel pens to write a Father’s Day message on construction paper. Cut out.

Step 7

Use school glue to secure hand-prints and message inside shadow box. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 8

Give as a homemade Father’s Day gift!

  • Occasion:

    • Father's Day

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+

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