Grandparent’s Day Craft

Since Grandparent’s Day is this Sunday I thought I’d share what we created for the special Grandparents in our life. I was browsing for some ideas for simple crafts and came across this cute Grandparent Award Craft at Busy Bee Kids Crafts. I decided it was just perfect to let the Grandparent’s know how special we think they are. Here is how they turned out:

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I changed quite a few things on my rendition of the craft so I’ll go ahead and tell you how I made mine. We started by painting the bottom of 2 small paper plates with gold paint (the side you don’t eat on). Ours had to be mailed since we don’t live near Grandparent’s so I thought using the large paper plates were just too big to mail. I also wanted to mention that we used gold tempera paint but if I could rewind I would have used acrylic paint instead. The tempera paint has so much more water in it so it took like 3 good coats for it to be coated.

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After the gold paint was dry, we used small letter stamps to stamp on “1 GRANDMA” on one of the plates. I didn’t have a # stamp so I just hand wrote those on with a black marker. Then the kids had fun gluing on pretty jewels all over the award to give it some bling. Ha!

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On the second plate we wrote a simple message and both the boys signed it. We also decided to add a magnet on the back of our medal so that our Grandparents could display them proudly on their fridge. I was very fortunate to receive a “Rainy Day Survival Kit” in the mail for free from which included a package of these magnetic buttons. LOVE these magnets and have even bigger plans to use the rest of them. You can purchase them at your local Wal-Mart.

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Then I cut two strips of 1.5″ blue paper to create the ribbon. We cut a triangle at the bottom to finish off the ribbon. We decided to use the same stapling technique that I used in my sea turtle craft by simply stapling the ribbons between the two plates and then adding a couple more staples around the plates to hold them together. This way, if they get a little bunched in the mail, you can simply put your finger in the hole on the edge and push the plate back to its proper form. (get it?)

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They look pretty snazzy on the fridge! Now our Grandparents will know that we proudly think they are #1!

Happy Crafting!!

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