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Family Tree Crafts: Grandparent's Day


September 5, 2012
By: Dana Verhoff-Macaroni PM
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We can't think of a better way to pay tribute to the wonderful grandparents in our lives - and the lives of our children - than creating a Family Tree.  It's a visual representation of your family and its history.  It's a meaningful image for all generations.  Making a family tree gives children the chance to think about where they came from and who they are.  Receiving a family tree is sure to be a very special gift for the grandparents in your life on Grandparent's Day - September 9th.

There are so many different ways to make a family tree.  The four images with this article are among the more sophisticated examples we found.  Here are links to further instructions for each:

1. Paper Scrap Family Tree

2. Family Tree with Fiskar Scissors

3. Birdie Family Tree

4. Corrugated Cardboard Stand-Alone Family Tree


If you're looking for something with a little more kid involvement, something more hands-on, give these ideas a try:

1. Handprint Family Tree

2. Family Photo Tree

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Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~ Alex Haley


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