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Grandparents Day Crafts

September 3, 2019
Simple crafts and gifts your kids can make for Grandparents Day.

If parents like to receive a hand made gift, think about how special it would be for your parents to open something handmade from your precious child?! Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9th and it’s not a holiday that is celebrated too often. Coincidentally, my parents will be in town visiting the week prior so we had a lot of fun preparing these gifts for their arrival! And really, this holiday should be taken a little more seriously seeing as how my parents and in-laws (and all other Grandparents I know) are some of the most special and influential adults in my kid’s lives.

See below for some adorable gifts you can make for Grandparents Day:

Strong Roots Make Beautiful Leaves:

Simple crafts and gifts your kids can make for Grandparents Day.
“Strong Roots Make Beautiful Leaves”

This little canvas print would be even more special if you could get a handprint from each Grandkid all on one tree. We live away from family so that was not an option but I would highly recommend!

Supplies:

  1. 8 x 10 blank canvas (a blank sheet of white paper works too)
  2. Green paint (ideally 2 or 3 shades of green) & paintbrushes
  3. Permanent Marker
Simple crafts and gifts your kids can make for Grandparents Day.
Strong Roots Make Beautiful Leaves: Step-By-Step

Instructions (step-by-step photo above):

  1. Paint your child’s hand with green paint, place gently on canvas and press.
  2. Repeat step 1 by overlapping the handprints with the different shades of green making “leaves”. Let dry.
  3. Draw the trunk of a tree below the handprints.
  4. Write “Strong Roots Make Beautiful Leaves” and add apple hearts.
  5. Be sure to write who’s handprint is who below each “leaf”.

Blowing You A Kiss

Blowing you a Kiss Card: Simple crafts and gifts your kids can make for Grandparents Day.
Blowing You A Kiss Card

I loved this idea as a gift because all 4 Grandparents live in southern California so mailing them each a kiss was the perfect gift! This is craft is great for those who don’t see their Grandparents on a daily basis.

Supplies:

  1. White paper and colored construction paper
  2. Paint & paintbrushes
  3. Hershey Kisses
  4. Envelope, note, and stamp for mailing!
Blowing you a Kiss, Step-By-Step: Simple crafts and gifts your kids can make for Grandparents Day.
Blowing you a Kiss: Step-By-Step

Instructions:

  1. Paint your child’s hand with paint and make a handprint on the paper. Let dry.
  2. Cut around the handprint and glue to a solid piece of construction paper.
  3. On a red or pink piece of construction paper, cut out a heart-shape and glue on top of the handprint.
  4. Glue the Hershey kiss on top of the heart.
  5. In a letter, write “We’re blowing this sweet kiss your way to wish you a Happy Grandparents Day!”
  6. Mail!

“You Light Up My Life” Candle Holder

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Grandparents Day Candle Holder

This is a great Grandparent’s Day gift but it could also serve as a sweet gift to anyone in your child’s life (we also did this for Mother’s Day) or a “just because” gift to make someone smile.  While doing this craft, admittedly, I wasn’t excited about how they had turned out.  But that’s when I remembered these gifts are often the best because it captures perfectly what a child’s artwork and love represents.

Supplies:

  1. Paint and paintbrush
  2. Mason jar or glass jar
  3. Candle
  4. Heart or star stickers (any sticker will work, you could even use tape)
  5. Ribbon & note attached “You Light Up My Life”
An Egg-Crate Bouquet, Candle, Hand-Print Plant, and an Affirmation Flower: Simple crafts for your child so that they can give a present to their mom on Mother's Day.
Candle Holder Step-By-Step

Instructions (step-by-step photo above):

  1. Place a handful of stickers on the outside of the mason jar.
  2. Set-up a paint area for your kids to paint all over the mason jar.  Ideally, they would cover it completely so that when the paint dries and you remove the stickers, the candle flicker will shine through.
  3. Once the paint has dried, remove the stickers to reveal the sticker pattern.
  4. Either print or write out “You Light Up My Life” and tie it with a ribbon around the top of the jar.
  5. Insert candle into the jar and light!

Is your family doing anything special for Grandparents Day?

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