This Father’s Day craft for kids scores a homerun!

This DIY Baseball Frame is adorable, and Dad will love it, too. Older kids can make this Father’s Day craft on their own, and younger children will need a helping hand. If Dad isn’t a big baseball fan, you’ll find a few more ideas in this round up of Father’s Day crafts that kids can make. If all else fails, take the kids to the dollar store and have them pick out the fixings for a Candy Bouquet. Score!

DIY Baseball Frame

Baseball Frame by Linda Valentino.

To make a Baseball Frame, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • 6” flat wreath
    • Four, 2” balls
  • Acrylic craft paint in blue
  • Ribbon, ½” wide, solid blue and blue with stars
  • Mini rick rack in red
  • Photo, cut to 4” square
  • Chenille stem
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; plastic knife; ruler; stiff paintbrush; pencil

To make a Baseball Frame:

1. Paint front and sides of wreath blue. Let dry.

2. Glue solid blue ribbon around the outside edge. Glue star ribbon around the inside edge.

3. Cut four balls in half with plastic knife. Note: If crafting with younger children, an adult should cut the balls in half.

4. Cut sixteen, 3” lengths of rick rack. Glue two pieces to each half ball as shown to resemble baseballs. Glue ends of rick rack to cut side of balls.

5. Arrange balls on wreath with sides touching. Rotate the balls so that the “stitching” is at different angles. Glue in place and let glue dry.

6. Twist together ends of a 3-1/2” chenille stem, forming a hanging loop. Insert and glue the loop to the back.

7. Center picture in the frame, and glue corners of the photo to the back of the frame.

DIY Baseball Frame

The rick rack is a genius way to recreate the look of stitching!

I have one more suggestion – if Dad likes donuts (ha, ha, is that really a question?), how about serving him Donut Kebobs for breakfast on Father’s Day?

And speaking of donuts, be sure to sign up for the Donut Giveaway!

National Donut Day Giveaway

Click through for details about the Donut Giveaway!

Happy crafting!


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17 Responses to This Father’s Day craft for kids scores a homerun!

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  3. Angie Anderson Dyer says:

    These baseball wreaths are so cute! I can see Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, and more getting one for Father’s Day! We are Cardinal Fans at our home, so may incorporate them with a sticker or a miniature red cardinal. For those of you Cub or other fans, you could do the same. Thank you for sharing, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      Excellent idea to root for the home team (Go, Cleveland Indians!). It’s easy enough that kids could make multiples, and maybe gift them to coaches and teammates. It’s hard to find crafts for boys sometimes, and this is a fun one for the list! Thanks, Angie. Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. Deb Kaste says:

    Just love the baseball wreath! How clever!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Deb. You have my wheels turning now — you could make a full-size baseball wreath with larger balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam and large rick rack . . . hmmm . . . Thanks, again, and happy crafting. Sharon

  5. This is great! Not only the perfect gift, but also a good project to use up some of those empty summer hours. Thank you for sharing.

    • Sharon says:

      Summer is a great time for the kids to get dirty, pick up a paintbrush, and create! You’re right, this doesn’t have to be just for Father’s Day. Any day/time is a good time to craft! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  6. Cute idea! Jenna has really gotten into baseball and I think she would love to make one of these for Daddy with a picture of her in it! She is actually a pretty great hitter! Her first swing ever and she hit it over Daddy’s head and to the driveway over 100′ away! I don’t know who was more surprised, Jenna, Daddy or me! I don’t think it was a fluke either because she hasn’t missed a pitch yet! Maybe she will be the first girl to play in the Major Leagues! 🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂🙃
    Have a great week and we will “see” you onDonut Day!

  7. Anne Marie says:

    What a cute idea – thanks for sharing.

  8. Love these great gifts. Enjoyed the post

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  10. Katiria says:

    You’re right, it doesn’t have to be baseball. It can be basketballs…the flat disk shapes can be hockey pucks, the eggs could be footballs, imagination running wild…

    • Sharon says:

      I like the way you think, Katiria! Thanks for sharing these sporty ideas — that’s what it’s all about! Glad you stopped in today, and craft on! Sharon

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