10 Creative Grandparents’ Day Crafts for Children

10 Creative Grandparents' Day Crafts for Children

Grandparents’ day crafts for preschoolers make for great projects for the kids to make for their beloved grandparents! Grandparents bonding with their grandchildren is simply a treat to watch! Won’t you agree? Bring both the gangs together with these creative grandparents’ day crafts that are fun and easy to make.

Easy Grandparents’ Day Crafts That Kids Can Make for Their Loving Grandpa and Grandma

Scroll down to get some inspiring ideas on grandparents’ day crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.

1. Handmade Card for Grandparents’ Day

This simple and cute DIY handmade card for grandparents is just perfect for the occasion! Your little one can choose to surprise his grandparents with this cute little card, which they would cherish forever!

Materials Needed 

  • Plain white card paper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colour pens

Instructions

  • Get a plain white card paper and draw an image of your choice. Here we recommend drawing beautiful flowers like roses or lilies. Maybe, you can draw something, if your child is too young to draw something.
  • Next, use bright colours to paint the flowers, stems, and leaves using the paintbrush, and let it dry.
  • Once this is dry write a cute little message on the card for the grandparents using the colour pens, your beautiful card is ready!

2. Cute Little Clay Photo Frames

Easy Photo Frame DIY for Kids

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These DIY clay photo frames make an excellent gift for grandparents’ day! You can also use it for other special occasions or gifting purposes. Here, we have recommended a magnet, but you can also add a stand and place it on your study table.

Materials Needed

  • Air-hardening clay in any colour
  • Decorative gems
  • Photograph
  • Card
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Magnet

Instructions

  • Take the clay and roll it out into the shape of the photo frame you would like to make. Kids love to roll the clay so you can let them roll it easily into a flat even shape and then use a ruler if you want to make a square or rectangle-shaped photo frame. For a round shape, you can use a cookie cutter to get the perfect shape.
  • After you make the desired shape, make a hole in the centre that is a little smaller than the size of your photograph.
  • With the clay tool or an old pen write your name at the bottom of the clay and affix the decorative stones and gems onto the sides of the clay. Let it harden for a day.
  • Affix your photograph at the back of the dried clay photo frame with the help of the double-sided tape.
  • Measure and cut a piece of the card paper and attach it at the back of the double-sided tape. Now, use the glue to stick the magnet on the card paper, and the frame is ready!

3. Family Tree Craft Idea

This family tree would serve as an excellent gift on the occasion of grandparents’ day!

Materials Needed

  • White card paper
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colour pens
  • Glue
  • Green and yellow colour chart paper

Instructions

  • Draw a large tree with branches on the white paper using a pencil. The number of branches should be equal to the number of family members.
  • Now, let the kids paint the branches and truck using the brown paint.
  • Cut out lots of leaves from the green and yellow chart paper and on each leaf draw a member of your family.
  • Finally, glue the leaves to the tree branches and the family tree is ready.

4. Family Collage cum Bulletin Board

This family bulletin board is a simple craft but makes for a cute grandparents’ day craft activity.

Materials Needed

  • Cork notice board
  • Poster colours
  • Colour pens
  • Glue
  • An assortment of old photographs

Instructions

  • Use the poster colours to paint the cork notice board. Let the kids get creative with this one and paint tiny flowers or a  simple background on the notice board. Leave some space to write cute messages here and there on the collage.
  • Now, help the kids glue the photographs randomly on the bulletin board carefully avoiding the flowers and leaves.
  • Once the pictures are dry, the kids can write some cute messages or merely describe something about the grandparents and the photographs affixed on the board.

5. Handprint Painting

Handprint Painting for Kids

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A cute keepsake gift for your little one’s grandparents, the handprint painting is a cool and fun DIY that your kids are going to enjoy.

Materials Needed 

  • Plain white card paper
  • Brown paint
  • Colourful stickers in the shape of leaves

Instructions

  • Get a plain white card paper ready. Now, comes the fun part, get the kids and cover their palms and wrists with brown paint.
  • Stamp firmly onto the paper with the fingers wide open to create the shape of branches of a tree. Let it dry.
  • Once it is dry, let the kids affix the colourful stickers like the leaves, flowers, and fruits onto the tree branches.
  • You may choose to frame this painting and gift it to the grandparents.

6. Footprint Magnet DIY!

Simply adorable, these DIY footprint magnets would serve as the perfect gift for grandparents. It’s an enjoyable project to do with your child, and you can change the words on it, according to the occasion!

Materials Needed 

  • Cardboard
  • Chart paper
  • Glue
  • Self-adhesive magnets
  • Pencil
  • Colour pens
  • Scissors

Instructions 

  • Use a pencil to trace the tiny footprints of your little one onto the cardboard.
  • Cut out the cardboard in the shape of the footprint and use it to trace the footprint on the chart paper.
  • Cut out the chart paper and use glue to stick it on to the cardboard.
  • Use colour pens to write a cute message on the chart paper. If you like, you can decorate it, as well.
  • Now, apply a magnet to the back of the footprints, and it’s ready!

7. Grandparents’ Day Poem

This one is perfect for kids who love to read or write poems. You can help them formulate cute sentences or messages in the form of a poem or simply get a meaningful poem from the internet.

Materials Needed

  • Plain white card paper
  • Colour pens
  • Photograph
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush

Instructions 

  • Get a plain white card paper and affix a photograph probably one of your kids with their grandparents or a family photo.
  • Now, ask the kids to write a poem below the photograph using the colour pens.
  • Once the poem is done, ask the kids to paint in the background to decorate it, and once the paint dries, your gift is ready.

8. Paper Plate Memento for Grandparents’ Day

Easy Craft Ideas for Grandparents Day

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This is an excellent craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers. You may need to help them a bit with cutting the ribbon and helping them write a message neatly.

Materials Needed

  • Paper plate
  • Yellow paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch machine
  • Ribbons or red construction paper
  • Decorations – pom poms, glitter glue, stickers, etc.

Instructions 

  • Let the kids paint the paper plate using the yellow paint and let it dry.
  • Once the paint has dried, write grandma/grandpa in the centre of the paper plate.
  • Next, affix the stickers around the name, preferably things that the grandparents like something related to their hobbies, interests, favourite food items, etc.
  • Cut out a pair of ribbons from the construction paper using a scissor. If you’re using a ribbon, just cut it into two uneven sizes.
  • Now, glue them onto the back of the paper plate, and the gift is ready!

9. DIY Handprint Flower Pot

This is a perfect gift for grandparents who love to plant trees and flowers or enjoy spending their time in the garden.

Materials Needed

  • Terracotta pot
  • Acrylic colour paints
  • White spray paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Varnish

Instructions

  • Clean the pot thoroughly so that there is no dirt or soil on it.
  • Next, lightly spray paint the white paint on to the pot. You can do the spray painting as it will be difficult for the kids to apply the right amount of pressure.
  • Once the pot is dry, cover your kid’s tiny palm with paint and firmly stamp it on to the pot. Make two-three impressions depending on the size of the pot.
  • The kids can add some more decorations like painting colourful dots on the brim, and you can write your little one’s name on the pot too.
  • Once the paint dries, your pot is ready to be gifted.

10. DIY Rock Photo Holders!

This one is incredibly easy and absolutely adorable. A beautiful gift that your kid’s grandparents will cherish for life.

Materials Needed

  • Smooth flat river rocks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Copper wire
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Mod-Podge

Instructions 

  • Get the kids to paint the rocks in beautiful bright colours and let them dry. Once dry, they can use tiny brushes to make some dots or designs on the rocks.
  • Once it is completely dry, apply a layer of mod-podge to protect the paint from getting scratched.
  • Next, take a copper wire and wrap it a few times around a pen or a marker and straighten out the wire beneath the loop you created.
  • Wrap the copper wire a few times around the rock.
  • And that’s it! It’s ready now you can simply stick photos in between the loops!

We hope that you and your kids enjoy indulging in the National Grandparent’ Day craft ideas mentioned above. It’s also fun to involve the grandparents in making these crafts and remember, no matter what those tiny hands make, the grandparents will always treasure it!

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