The month of September brings in life of fun and energy apart from the usual autumn season in America. It's Grandparents Day that makes this special month all the more special as people settle down to celebrate their wonderful relations with their grandparents. A time to respect and honor grandparents, this day gives everyone an equal opportunity to convey their heartiest and genuine feelings and emotions towards their elders and seniors. With this, the occasion calls for a grand celebration not only in America, but in places where Grandparents Day makes an important event in the festival calendar. A time to cherish this exceptional and loving bond, indulge with your little grandchildren in making some creative crafts that will enhance their imagination and improve their art skills. Given here are some innovative crafts that you can make with your little ones engaged.
Children Crafts For Grandparents Day
Flower Memory Mats
Flowers are considered to be the best gift you can give to anyone. While simply presenting flowers is traditional, how about preserving those beautiful and fragrant flowers for lifetime? Plus, it makes a great activity to indulge in with your grandchildren. Accompany your grandchild to the backyard or nearby garden and collect some pretty flowers of his choice. Depending upon the number of flower mats you wish to make, pick five to ten flowers for each mat. Cut two sheets of wax paper in equal sizes. If your grandchild is big enough to write, ask him to write some words or poem in a piece of paper. Place the paper in the center of one wax sheet and enclose it with flowers. Place the second wax sheet on top and press the two wax sheets together using a hot iron. As the wax melts, it will bond the flowers and poem together. Let it dry before you place the flower mat in a gift box.
Nothing can be a thoughtful and pleasing gift than a family tree that displays the legacy of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, if any. Take a large piece of poster board and draw out a large tree with long branches using a thick marker. Take red construction paper and cut out medium apple shapes from it. Let your children think of all the family members in your family. Ask them to write each one's name at the bottom of each apple and draw his/her picture in the remaining space with crayons or colored pencils. Starting with the grandparents, glue the apples on top of the tree. Follow up with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
On Grandparents Day, give your grandparents a chance to celebrate all the three generations together. Pick up three photos - one should be of the child, one of the child's parents, and the third of the grandparents. Ask your kids to trim all the three snaps to equal size. Cut out 3 construction papers, slightly larger than the photographs. Glue each photo to the construction paper and place them on a piece of ribbon vertically on top of one another, leaving a gap of 1 inch between each photo. Thereafter, glue the paper to the ribbon and tie the ribbon over the top photo into a loop so that this photo frame can be hung on the wall.
Making crafts is one of the best ways for children to show love for their grandparents. Explore some Grandparents Day craft ideas for kids.[an error occurred while processing this directive]