Are you looking for a creative homemade gift for dad this Father’s Day? You can make this adorable Candy Tackle Box for dad or grandpa! Download the printable Father’s Day Candy Tackle Box gift tag! 

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Homemade Father’s Day Candy Tackle Box 

Father’s Day is just around the corner and my kids are already talking about what they can make for dad this year! Last year, we put together this DIY Car Wash gift set for my husband and it was a hit. So, we were trying to come up with another fun and creative homemade Father’s Day gift.

My husband loves to fish, so we were trying to think of something creative that would incorporate this hobby. We came up with this Candy Fishing Tackle Box idea that incorporates fishing but also good for dad that has a sweet tooth!

If you have a dad, grandpa or another special guy in your life that loves fishing, then this Candy Fishing Tackle Box idea might be the perfect gift.

Father's Day Candy Tackle Box Gift Idea with Printable Gift Tag

What do you need to make a Candy Tackle Box?

What make this Father’s Day candy tackle box so unique is that you can customize the gift in so many ways!  The fun part of this gift is picking out the candy and even salty snacks! You will want to find as much “fish related” snacks as you can. So, look out for fish and worm shaped candy and goldfish crackers. You only need a little bit of each snack to fill up each compartment.

DIY Candy Tackle Box Gift Idea

Tackle Box (Either a small one or a functional, large box –that is a gift in itself!)

Fish Related Candy (Swedish Fish, Candy Worms, Licorice Ropes)

Goldfish Crackers (For a Sweet and Salty Tackle Box treat!)

Ribbon ( I always use this twine)or Washi Tape

Father’s Day Gift Tag (Download Print HERE)


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How to Assemble a Father’s Day Candy Tackle Box

Once you have all the snacks, it is time to assemble the tackle box. The nice thing is that each compartment is really small, so you only need a handful of each snack. If you buy enough snacks, it is easy to put together several tackle boxes at one time.

You will have no problem getting the kids to help you assemble this candy tackle box! Everyone wants the leftover candy:)

how to make a candy tackle box for Father's Day

I suggest washing the tackle box with soap and water (then let it dry) before you start assembling it. We got a container with removable dividers, so you can adjust the compartments to the size of the candy. You can even use plastic containers that are sold at craft stores like this one at  Michael’s.

You can add the candy and snacks however you want. Maybe you want to go with a color theme and stick to all red items. Or maybe you want an all fish looking food theme! You and your kids will have fun filling up the candy tackle box!

We were so excited to find these Octopus sours.

how to assemble a candy tackle box

Printable Father’s Day Card

Once you have filled the candy tackle box, it is time to tie the fishing theme all together with this printable Father’s Day gift tag.

Father's Day You are our Favorite Catch Printable Gift Tag

This Candy Tackle box is not only adorable, it is also an inexpensive Father’s Day gift! Your kids will be so excited to give this homemade gift to dad!



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  1. Tiffany on May 20, 2020 at 7:04 am

    This is such a cute idea, Jaclyn! I know your husband will go crazy for this. And those octopus sour candies, what a score!

  2. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on May 20, 2020 at 8:24 am

    That is such a cute idea Jaclyn- as I always say, you are so creative! 🙂

  3. Brittany Boyce on May 20, 2020 at 8:27 am

    That’s a cute idea! My dad loves fishing, so I️ bet he’d love this!

  4. Dara on May 20, 2020 at 8:57 am

    This is so creative and cute!

  5. Holley on May 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    This super cute and yummy too!
    -Holley @

  6. Keri Snyder on May 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    This is so creative! I love how it all came together!

  7. Joanne on May 20, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    My oldest son had a fish themed party years and years ago and we made up candy tackle boxes like this as party favors. They were a huge hit! What a great Father’s day idea.

    • Jaclyn on May 22, 2020 at 8:25 am

      That is a great party favor idea! I’ll have to remember that.

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