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Weekend craft: Branch out and make a family tree

Making a family trees is an interesting and a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your child while teaching them about their ancestry.

Kids are naturally curious to learn about their extended family members, their ancestry, and their identity. Helping your little one make a family tree will help your child discover more about themselves.

What is a family tree?

A family tree is a genealogy chart that shows a person’s lineage. The tree depicts generations of family members and their intergenerational interactions. Making a family tree has numerous advantages for children. It can aid in the formation of a core identity and the bonding of family. It’s simple to construct your own family tree at home, so keep reading for instructions on how to do it.

The perfect Saturday DIY craft

This family tree project is a great way to keep little hands busy and it’s a fun way for children to learn about their family history.

What you’ll need:

  • White, black, and coloured cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Photos of family members

How to make the tree:

  1. Draw a tree on black cardboard and cut it out.
  2. Draw leaves and birds on the coloured cardboard and cut out.
  3. Draw circles on coloured cardboard and cut them out.
  4. Cut photos of family members out and paste them in the middle of the circles.
  5. Paste the tree trunk in the middle of the white cardboard.
  6. Arrange the photos of the family members in the tree.
  7. Fill in the gaps between the photos with the leaves and birds.

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