Kids family tree

Take on a family history project this summer whilst the kids are off. It’s certainly one to keep!

1. Sketch a faint outline of a large tree with a branch for each generation onto a sheet from the Craft Planet A2 Messy Pad. Once happy with the shape and you’ve accounted for every family member, go over the pencil lines with a medium pen from the Faber-Castell Pitt Pen Black Wallet, adding shading to the bottom of the branches. Draw smaller branches coming off the bigger ones, so that it looks as though the branch has split into two, these will be an indicator for married couples. Fill the tree with big flowing lines for bark markings using the small pen from the pack. 

2. Spread blue and green Craft Planet Poster Paints onto a Papermania 5 x 7'' Clear Stamp Block with a paintbrush. Ask all the men in the family to dip their thumbs into the blue paint and stamp onto the ends of the branches on the tree. Do the same for the ladies using the green paint. Mix a little white paint in with the green to create a sage colour and repeat with the kids on the extra small branches. Write names next to each thumbprint with the small black pen.

3. With the left-over paint, paint strands of grass at the root of the tree. Mix up some pink paint, add flowers to the tops of the longer grains of grass and finish with a yellow centre. When dry, add horizontal shading to the root of the tree to ground it.

4. Die cut your family name from co-ordinating blue cardstock using the Xcut A5 Wedding Alphabet Die Set and adhere with a Sailor 2 in 1 Glue Pen underneath the tree. Run 'Est.' followed by the date the family began through the die cutting machine using letter and numbers from the Xcut Serif Numbers & Alpha Mini Dies and place at the bottom.

Project & how-to instructions by Ellie Berry

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