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How To Make A Father's Day Trophy

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Three Paper Trophies on display.

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show appreciation than by crafting a special trophy for the number one dad in your life? This fun and simple DIY project is perfect for kids and adults alike, offering a heartfelt way to celebrate Dad's greatness. With just a few basic supplies and a lot of love, you can create a keepsake that Dad will cherish forever.

Creating a Father's Day trophy is not just about the end result; it’s about the joy of making something unique and personal. Imagine the look on Dad’s face when he receives a handmade trophy that says "Number One Dad" – it’s a priceless moment! Plus, this craft is a fantastic way to spend quality time with your kids, encouraging creativity and teamwork as you all work together to make something special.

Completed Father's Day Trophy Craft On Display.

So, gather your craft supplies and get ready for a fun-filled crafting session. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy project or a more detailed craft, this Father's Day trophy is a perfect choice. Let’s get started on making a memorable gift that Dad will treasure!

Completed Father's Day Trophy Craft On Display.

Materials You'll Need

FREE Trophy Template (available for download)

Markers, colored pencils, or crayons



Printer with the paper Father's Day Trophy.

Step 1: Print

Start by printing out the trophy template. You can find the template at the bottom of this post, or you can design your own if you're feeling extra creative! Ensure that the template includes a base, handles, and the "Number One Dad" plaque. Use cardstock paper to make sure your trophy stands up well.

GIrl coloring the paper Father's Day Trophy Craft.

Step 2: Color

Once you have your printed template, it’s time to add some color. Let the kids (or your inner child) take charge here. Use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to decorate the trophy. Go wild with colors, patterns, and designs – this is where you can really personalize the trophy. You might want to use gold or silver colors to give it a real trophy feel.

On the base of the trophy, there's a plaque that reads "You're The Best Because...". This is your child's opportunity to make the trophy extra meaningful by sharing something that makes their dad so special. Let them write a heartfelt message that highlights their dad's unique qualities. If your child is too young to write, you can assist them in writing a message or encourage them to draw a picture that illustrates how they feel about their dad.

Example of girl cutting out the Father's Day Paper Trophy.

Step 3: Cut

Once the coloring is complete, carefully cut out the trophy, following the lines as precisely as possible. If your kids are doing the cutting, make sure they are using child-safe scissors and have adult supervision.

To make the craft easier, you can simply cut around the outer shape of the trophy, leaving the blank space inside the handles. There's no need to struggle with cutting out those intricate details!

Girl showing how to apply glue to the paper trophy.

Step 4: Glue

Now it's time to put everything together! Start by gluing the base of the trophy to give it the stability it needs to stand up straight. Using a glue stick, apply glue to the bottom left of the trophy base where it says "GLUE."

Girl showing how to attach the glue section to the base.

Grab that end and wrap it around the bottom, attaching it to the other side of the base. This will make your trophy 3D and give it a sturdy base to stand up straight unassisted.

Completed Father's Day Trophy Craft On Display.

Congratulations! Your Father’s Day trophy is now complete and ready to be presented to the best dad in the world. This homemade gift is sure to bring a smile to his face and remind him of your love and appreciation every time he looks at it.

Example of Computer downloading the Paper Trophy Template.

How To Download Father's Day Trophy Template:

Before you can begin your craft you need to download the Printable Father's Day Trophy template. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Template. You choose which one you want to download and print.

***These printables are intended for personal and school use exclusively. Unauthorized copying, uploading, republishing, distributing or alteration of these files in any manner is strictly prohibited. If you plan to showcase these printables, please ensure to include a link back to

Completed Father's Day Trophy Craft On Display.

If you're looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift, this Paper Trophy craft is the perfect solution! It's quick, easy, and requires only a few basic supplies that you likely already have at home. With just a printer, some coloring materials, scissors, and glue, you can create a heartfelt and personalized gift that will make any dad feel appreciated. This craft's simplicity allows kids to complete it with minimal assistance, making it a fun and stress-free project even when time is short. Plus, the opportunity for children to add their own special message on the trophy's plaque ensures it will be a cherished keepsake.

Don't forget to check out all the fantastic Father's Day crafts on our blog! In addition to the Father's Day Trophy, we have a variety of creative projects that are perfect for celebrating Dad. Try making Paper Ties that are fun to design and can be personalized with your dad's favorite colors and patterns. Another great idea is our Baseball Themed Card, which is perfect for sports-loving dads. Each of these crafts is designed to be simple and enjoyable, providing the perfect opportunity to create a heartfelt gift that Dad will love. Explore these projects and more to make this Father’s Day extra special!

Completed Father's Day Trophy Craft On Display.


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