Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Free Printable- Grandparents Day Handprint Tree

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Grandparent's Day is this Sunday!!!

Grandparent's Day Handprint Tree! -- Free printable

Even with all the hoopla surrounding Mother's day and Father's day, Grandparent's day has slipped by uncelebrated in our family for the last 2 years. 

Which is all the years since I had kids.

It's not that I don't appreciate my kid's grandparents-- I do!!! They've been invaluable to us, especially during these crazy two under two years! It's not an easy job-- they've put in long hours wiping noses and changing diapers. So, I wanted to make them something special this year.

I know that you already have something lined up, but just in case, I've created a set of printable handprint trees. There is one for Grandma's, Grandpa's and one for 'Grandparents'. Click to read the handprint tutorial and to get the free Granparent's day Printable.

This is an easy craft- I'm sure we all did a variation of this when we were young. I printed the pages on regular typing paper.

Grandparent's Day Handprint Tree! -- Free printable

I often have to modify crafts for my two toddlers. If you have older kids, they can probably do this without much help.

I wanted the tree to look nice, so I masked off the part with the quote and date with a spare peice of paper.

Grandparent's Day Handprint Tree! -- Free printable (mask quotation)

I painted the kiddos hands different colors and 'helped' them make hand prints. We used washable finger paint, but I think regular old acrylic paint would work even better.

Grandparent's Day Handprint Tree! -- paint hand and make prints

And done! Some of the hand prints could be a bit clearer, but I guess it's part of the charm.

Grandparent's Day Handprint Tree! -- Free printable-- Finished!

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If you'd like to purchase a blank copy for use on any holiday; we have one of those too!

Please use the files provided to honor a grandparent in your life. Do not resell, redistribute or use for commercial use.

I hope you have a wonderful Grandparent's Day! How do you plan to celebrate?


  1. Super cute, thanks for the printable! I won't get one made in time to send the grandparents who live in another state, but should have time to make one for Mimi who lives close.

    1. daniKate, I hope Mimi likes it! It was fun to do with the kids too.

  2. Thanks so much for this project idea. My girls and I worked on it and the timing was perfect because they are visiting their grandparents this weekend.
    I posted a photo here


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