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15 Grandparents Day Crafts & Activities


Grandparents Day is such a fun way to express your love and appreciation for the Grandparents in your life.  Have fun making these Grandparents Day crafts, grandparents day poems, cards, as well as these entertaining activities for grandparents day.   Make these Grandparents Day crafts together as a family, play group, or even together as a church group and celebrate the wonderful people in your life.

The Tip Junkie Creative Community has 78 Grandparents Day crafts and Homemade Gift Ideas with pictured tutorials and free patterns on how to makeSo be sure to search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

When Is Grandparents Day?

When is Grandparents Day?  In the United States, Grandparents Day is held on the first Sunday after Labor Day every year and this year lands on Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

1.  Salt Dough Hand Prints~ These salt dough hand prints are a wonderful keepsake gift!  It’s a great way to capture small hands and see the growth throughout the years.  They are so simple to make and I guarantee you already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen.  {wink}

DIY Grandkid Album2.  Goofy Grandkids Album ~ A fun project that captures your children’s silly expressions and personalities.  Print your instagram pictures or other silly photos of your children and put them in an album so that their grandparents can always go back and look at them!

Footprint Necklace

3.  Baby Footprint Necklace ~ Looking for the perfect Grandparent’s Day gift?  Well, look no further.  This actual baby footprint necklace is ‘extra special’, personalized, easy, and inexpensive.  Simply stamp the babies footprint onto shrinky dinks, cut around the print and bake to ‘shrink’ the print.

Accordian Photo Album4.  Pocket Watch Photo Album {tutorial}~ Turn a pocket watch into an accordion style photo album.  What a great gift for grandparents.

Grandparents Day

5.  Grandparents Day Gift~ Black and white photos of your children make the perfect canvas for the desired saying.  Once you know what you want to say then you can search for the needed scrabble tiles.

Wooden Photo Tiles
6.  DIY Wooden Photo Tiles ~ These wooden photo tiles can be made in any size and would be a terrific gift for the grandparents.  Display them on a tray or in a decorative bowl for some sweet, personalized home decor.

Handprint Trees

7.  Handprint Tree Art {Grandparent Day Craft} ~ This beautiful art project for kids becomes even more sentimental with the use of their handprints.  A great project for the kids to work on together to present grandma and grandpa with one beautiful picture.

Grandparents Day Crafts

Grandparents Day Crafts

8.  Grandparents Day Card ~ An adorable card for grandparents plus your child will have a blast making it.  The hand print folds down to reveal a photo of the child.

Grandma Questionaire9.  All About Grandma {free printable} ~ Grandma will get a good chuckle from this questionnaire.  Simply print it and have your child answer the questions.  Their answers will surprise you.  You can also find a grandpa questionnaire on this blog.

Grandparents Day Crafts

10.  Grandparents Day Cards {free printables} ~ Grandparent cards can’t get any easier than these.  Simply print them and have your child sign their name.  Don’t forget the x’s and o’s.

Grandparents Day Card

11.  Grandparents Day Thumbprint Card ~ Create a custom thumbprint card with no other than your own child’s thumbprint.  There are six versions to print from one thumbprint up to six.  Ask each child why they love their grandparents and fill it in on the card.

Activities for Grandparents Day

Artwork Hand Towel

12. Turn Children’s Art into Tea Towels ~ What an ingenious idea to turn your children’s artwork into tea towels!  It’s such a fabulous way to display their artwork and in the place we seem to spend the most time.  Simply trace your children’s artwork onto a flour sack kitchen towel using a fine tip Sharpie.  That’s it!


13.  Grandparent Mugs ~ Your child’s handwriting plus a mug equals the cutest grandparent mug in existence!  Get some ceramic paint pens and mugs and let your kiddo’s draw their picasso’s.

Family Tree

14.  Family Tree on a Tray {Gift} ~ This is such a fabulous gift idea, mom or grandma will love this one! Using an old tray, a silhouette or cricut to cut out the tree pieces and mod podge you will create a thoughtful gift sure to make grandparent’s day!

Grandparents Day Poems

Handprint Poem

15.  Grandparents Day Poem ~ A sweet poem to accompany the tiny handprints of your little child.

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