You Rock DIY Fathers Day Frame

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Finding a great gift for dad on Father’s Day can be so hard! While you could head over to Amazon and purchase a gift, where’s the fun in that? Instead of buying Dad a gift this year, why not help your kids make a cool homemade Father’s Day gift? This awesome Fathers Day frame craft is the perfect way to tell dad he rocks!

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Making a frame for Father’s Day is a great way to show you care! And with this cool Father’s Day craft, you can easily transform it into anything you want it to be! Use my free printable to decorate inside the frame or add a photo of your kids to turn it into a fun Father’s Day picture frame!

Looking for more easy Father’s Day gift ideas? Check out my Fathers Day Gift in a Jar to see another simple gift your kids can make.

Supplies for Your DIY Father’s Day Gift

To create this easy DIY Father’s Day gift, you’ll need:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Rocks
  • Glue
  • My printable insert

This fun rock frame is an easy popsicle stick craft that kids of any age can make! And since you probably already have everything you need to put it together, keep reading to get started right now!

How to Make a Fathers Day Frame

To make your Father’s Day frame, start by building a sturdy base for your frame using popsicle sticks. Since we used large rocks to decorate the frame, we doubled up our popsicle sticks to make a square frame.

Start by laying four sticks flat on the table. Spread them out so there are two sticks on each side of the frame, separated the width of one popsicle stick. Add some glue to the ends of the sticks and place two popsicle sticks on the top and two popsicle sticks on the bottom. Hold the sticks in place until the glue dries to ensure they stay stuck together.

When you’re sure your frame is dry, it’s time to start decorating! Add rocks around the frame and glue them in place. I purchased these rocks for $1 from Dollar Tree and we still had tons of rocks left over for another craft! Let the rocks sit for at least an hour to give the glue time to dry before moving on to the next step.

After the glue is completely dry under the rocks, you can add the printable insert. To do that, you’ll need to sign up for my newsletter and get access to all my free printables.

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After downloading the free printable, print it on card stock and add it to the back of your Fathers Day frame. Secure it in place with glue to finish your cute Father’s Day craft!

Father’s Day Frame Tips

These coffee filter flowers make great DIY Father’s Day gifts! And if you’re looking for different ways your kids can make this craft, you’re in luck! Keep reading to see answers to some common questions you may have about making this craft.

  • What kind of glue should I use? I tried several types of glue when putting this craft together and found that Tacky Glue is the best option. You could also use plain white glue to put the rocks on the frame but it may not hold as well. Hot glue does not work at all!
  • How do I add a photo to the frame? Adding a photo to the frame is simple! Instead of placing the printable insert behind the frame, put a photo in. Make sure to cut the photo to the size of the frame, then attach it to the back to personalize this Father’s Day gift.
  • Can I use different types of rocks on the frame? You can use any type of rocks you want on this frame! Just grab the rocks you want to use and follow the above instructions to create a cool Fathers Day frame.
  • Can I turn this frame into a magnet? Sure! To turn this frame into a magnet, attach magnetic strips to the back of the frame. But if you plan on using this frame as a magnet, I would suggest using smaller rocks than the ones we used. This frame is heavy! I don’t think it would stay on the fridge with large rocks like those.
You Rock Father’s Day Frame

You Rock Father’s Day Frame

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Show Dad how much you care with this fun Father's Day frame made with rocks, popsicle sticks, and a free printable.


  • 8 popsicle sticks
  • Rocks
  • Printable


  • Glue


  1. Build the frame by attaching two popsicle sticks to each side and two popsicle sticks to the top and bottom. Glue the corners to secure the sticks in place.
  2. When the glue on the frame is dry, glue rocks all around the frame.
  3. Print the printable insert on heavy cardstock. Cut it out around the outer border and glue it to the back of the frame.


Tip: Tacky glue seems to be the best glue to hold the rocks in place. Be sure the glue is completely dry under the rocks before moving the frame.

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Fathers Day Frame Ideas

Making a DIY gift for Father’s Day is great and all, but sometimes you just want to find a great gift for Dad that you can buy. If you’re looking for Fathers Day frame ideas, check out these amazing handmade gifts:

Father's Day Frame Ideas

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Cupcake Wrapper Flower Craft for Kids

Simple Cupcake Wrapper Butterfly Craft for Kids

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