Grandparents Day Craft

Posted on Sep 10 2015 - 9:45pm by My Little Villagers

 

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Grandparents Day is the second Sunday in September. If your child’s grandparents are anything like my children’s, they are absolutely amazing and definitely deserve a great present to show them how much they are appreciated.

In fact, since our parents have retired, they have well and truly been living life to the full. Life does not have to get any less enjoyable or less interesting as we age after all. In fact, there can even be financial advantages that come with being in retirement-age, especially for homeowners who can have access to the benefits of retirement mortgages.

For example, our parents had always wanted to travel and see the world but were initially worried about the financial side of things. However, after doing some research into equity release programs online they discovered the website for The Equity Release Experts that explained how they could free up some of the cash value of their home to use in any way imaginable. Provided you are over the age of 55 and own your property, releasing equity from your home could be the perfect way to secure some extra money in your golden years.

Now, since securing their financial freedom our parents are that busy traveling the world and spending time with their retired friends that whenever we are lucky enough to see them they always have so much to say! With this in mind, we want to make our next visit to see them that little bit more special.

So, if you are looking for a cute, heartwarming, and a one of a kind gift to give to your child’s grandparents, look no further. I helped my daughters and nephews make this tree for their grandmother and it was a hit, so if you can, try to get all the grandchildren to participate in the gift to make it even more special!

Materials Needed:

Instructions:

  1. Using the brown marker, carefully draw a tree on the canvas. Take your time and have fun with it.
  2. Draw a heart in the center of the tree trunk.
  3. Color in the tree brown except for the heart.
  4. Use the pink marker to color in the heart.
  5. Use a ruler and the brown marker to draw a line for the ground.
  6. Squirt plain green paint onto the paper plate and then put it on the paintbrush.
  7. Carefully paint the grass onto the canvas.
  8. Squirt plain green paint onto the paper plate and then put it on the paintbrush.
  9. Carefully brush the green paint onto your child’s hand. (Make sure the entire hand is covered.)
  10. Position where you want the hand to go directly above the canvas and then firmly press your child’s hand down onto the canvas. It is important that your child keeps his or her hand still while it is pressing down on the canvas.
  11. Lift your child’s hand straight up and wipe clean. (I usually use baby wipes.)
  12. Squirt green paint and a tiny bit of blue paint onto the paper plate and then use the same paintbrush to swirl the colors around to make a different shade of green.
  13. Repeat steps #8 – #11.
  14. Clean the paintbrush.
  15. Squirt green paint and a tiny bit of yellow paint onto the paper plate and then use the paintbrush to swirl the colors around to make a different shade of green.
  16. Repeat steps #8 – #11 and #14.
  17. Squirt green paint and a very tiny bit of black paint onto the paper plate and then use the paintbrush to swirl the colors around to make a different shade of green.
  18. Repeat steps #8 – #11 and #14.
  19. Let dry and watch the grandparents enjoy!

Note: Don’t forget to include the date on the back and who’s little hands are on the tree. 🙂

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