Grandparents Day is this Sunday, Sept. 7. Gather the kids and let them create a homemade treasure that expresses how much they love their grandparents. We are sharing six DIY gift ideas for Grandparents Day that are easy to make for $10 or less. Several are free and one just takes your smart phone and an app!
Grandmothers will love wearing this easy to make photo locket. Take a favorite photo and turn it into a cherished keepsake necklace or even a ring. A few drops of Mod Podge Dimensional completes it with a shiny finish.
- 1 Chain necklace
- 1 locket base
- 1 photo
- Glue stick
- Mod Podge Dimensional
#1 Grandparent Tea Towel
Tell grandma or grandpa that they are #1 and make a tea towel they can showcase in their kitchen. Use a coupon from your favorite fabric store to buy a few scraps of coordinating fabric and heat transfer material.
- 1 tea towel
- Scraps of fabric
- Fusion (heat-transfer material)
Directions: Iron the heat transfer material to the your fabric. Cut out your letters or design using stencils or freehand. Peel off paper and arrange on the towel. Iron on and let cool.
Kids of all ages can help paint this simple wooden frame from the craft store. Place a special photo of the kids with their grandparents in a personalized frame that will keep memories alive.
- Wood Frame
- Paint brush
- Glitter Letters
Directions: Paint the frame with the desired color of paint. Let dry. Glue letters on to frame. Insert photo and you have a finished product.
Send A Hug
Do you live too far to visit grandparents often and give a hug in person? Well, take this idea from Paging Supermom and send them a hug in the mail instead. They will have big smiles on their face as they unroll their hug.
Have the kids sand and paint a piece of wood from your craft store to make a grandkids board like iheartnaptime did. Add a few clothespins and a photo of each of the grandchildren. Highlight one child’s growth and do a timeline hanging a photo of them as a baby, toddler and child.
Interview Your Grandparents
Let the grandkids play reporter and have a little bonding time with their grandparents. This is a great way to capture information you and the grandkids will treasure forever. Let the kids ask their grandparents about their childhood and discover things they never knew. You can download one for grandma and one for grandpa, too.