Thursday, September 27, 2012

Crafty Blogger: Family Apple Tree

By: Hillary from my scraps
Project is appropriate for ages 2+ (with help and supervision), your 4 year old can probably do most of the project themselves.

Family Trees are a great way to teach your child all the members of your family.  But family trees can be boring and difficult to understand. Make it easy for your young children and use a simple Apple Tree.





Supplies Needed:





Instructions:

Take a large piece of paper (we used a roll) and outline a tree.



Paint your tree.

While the tree dries, use a template or free-hand draw some apples on red construction paper.



Cut the apples out.

Write a person in your family's name on each apple.



Rub the back of the apples with glue stick.



Hang your Tree up on a wall or door.

Attach apples to your tree.

We started with our immediate family.  You can add grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and pets.  The tree can be as big or as small as you and your children wish to make it..

Take it a step further by adding pictures of each family member. This is a great way to keep smaller ones connected to those that are long distance.



Hillary is a crafty, social mamma of two boys turning 20 years of business experience and a love for technology and all things social, into an online content creation and social media consulting business.  She started her blog, my scraps, in 2005 as an extension of her scrapbook hobby.  Today it’s a dynamic place where all the scraps of her life come together – ideas, opinions and memories – on a range of topics that affect her as a woman, wife and mother.

2 comments:

pinkoddy said...

I have a very similar idea that I am intending to do with my children to teach them the letter T.
Thanks for sharing.

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maggy, red ted art said...

What a very sweet idea. Lovely to explore the family tree like this!


Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

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