A wonderful way to let your legacy live on for many generations is to make a family tree. This will allow future generations to see how they are related to you and where they may get some of their personality traits from. A family tree is a great decorative item to add to your new baby’s scrapbook to show them the generations that have gone before them.
Creating a family tree is a wonderful way to share time with your children and enjoy making a fun craft that they can enjoy for years. Do all the research about your family history to make it easier when you and your children are trying to put the family tree together. Once you have all the paperwork in order, your children can focus more on painting the tree and decorating it. Once it is decorated and colored, you can then stencil or write in the names of your ancestors and you have a cute family tree craft to hang on the fridge or add to your children’s scrapbook.
To create a family tree that you can display proudly in your home, consider using fabric and other things to make a large family tree. This can be used as another fun craft activity with your children and you may find your children admiring the family tree and telling their friends about their relatives.
Grab a large piece of poster board or cardboard and cover it in fabric. Felt is a great fabric to use as you can easily stick other fabrics to it so they won’t fall down. When you are attaching leaves, braches, and other things to tree, you should try using Velcro as this will make it more entertaining for your children to play with as they learn about their ancestors. Use multiple layers and colors to create the tree along with some scenery for it. Depending upon how you want your tree to look, you can add you ancestors names as leaves that Velcro to the tree or you can use fabric to make braches and leaves and then draw a pedigree chart on the tree where you will insert the names of your loved ones.
A family tree is something to be proud of as you can have an enjoyable time sharing stories about your ancestors to all the guests in your home. Before you make your family tree to display proudly in your home, you do need to take some time to do all of your research and make sure you have the correct dates along with the correct spelling of the names of your ancestors.
Spend time working on the family tree with your children as they will be able to see the importance of their ancestors and learn to grow fond of their stories and they will love learning about their ancestors. Spending time with your children by building a nice family tree together is a memory they will cherish for many years, especially if you can proudly display the finished product in your home for everyone to see.
As you start researching your ancestors, you may find that you have hundreds of names and dates to organize and sort through. While you can organize and sort them on your own, it also helps to use a software program that will do everything for you. Once such program is called FamilySearch.org. This website is free to use and it is easy for many people to research their loved ones on. Using this site will provide you with an opportunity to make sure you have the correct dates, names, and other things you need to make your own family tree to display in your home.