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Kid-made Gift: Family Portrait

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My Christmas gifts for my grandma were no surprise. I made her the same gift every year. For many years. It was something she loved receiving and that I enjoyed creating. A calendar. Drawing was my passion as a kid and this calendar gave me the opportunity to make 12 drawings for a special person in my life. Besides, this was a practical gift that my grandmother used year around.

Family portrait : kid-made gift. Kids as young as preschoolers can make these fun and special family portrait gifts for grandparents to open on Christmas day. | at Non Toy Gifts

See also the t-shirt for grandma that my kids made as a Christmas gift last year.

I think that kid-made gifts make grandparents’ holidays memorable and special because nothing beats a handmade gift. The family portrait I’m sharing with you today is a great gift idea especially for grandparents or other relatives who live far away. Kids as young as preschoolers will be able to create beautiful family portrait gifts. Toddlers can also pull it off though they may need a bit of help when it comes to handling scissors.


Family portrait : kid-made gift. Kids as young as preschoolers can make these fun and special family portrait gifts for grandparents to open on Christmas day. | at Non Toy Gifts

How to Make a Family Portrait

Materials: canvas, scrapbook paper, scissors, glue and Sharpie

Family portrait : kid-made gift. Kids as young as preschoolers can make these fun and special family portrait gifts for grandparents to open on Christmas day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Step 1: Parents will start by drawing on the scarpbook paper a basic shape of a dress for mom, shirt and pants for dad and small shirt and pants for a little boy or small dress for a little girl. Older kids can do the drawing themselves. By drawing on the back of the paper, you’ll make it easier for kids to follow the lines when cutting the shapes out.

Step 2: Glue the shapes on canvas.

Step 3: Use a sharpie to draw the faces, arms and legs.

Family portrait : kid-made gift. Kids as young as preschoolers can make these fun and special family portrait gifts for grandparents to open on Christmas day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Need more inspiration? Check out the Kid-Made Gifts Series hosted by Teach Me Mommy.

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Heather

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

This is so unique - it would be a very special gift for a family member.

Stef

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Thank you!

Julie

Monday 7th of November 2016

This is extremely cute! I love the hairstyles!

Stef

Monday 7th of November 2016

I had to specifically ask for some hair :)

Clare's Little Tots

Friday 4th of November 2016

This is so sweet I would love to receive something like this :-)

Stef

Friday 4th of November 2016

Thanks Clare! This is sweet :)

Jen Walshaw

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

I totally adore this and would be delighted to be on the receiving end of something like this. Pinned.

Stef

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

Thanks Jen!I had so much fun watching my kids make the gifts. One sees his family as monkeys and the other one as aliens :)

Nadia

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

Awww, so special! Thanks for participating in the series!

Stef

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

Thanks, Nadia for having me in the series. I look forward to seeing the rest of the ideas.

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