Grandparent’s Day Craft: Memory Book

Just a reminder. . . Grandparents Day is this coming Sunday.

I absolutely love this gift idea!  For holidays such as mother’s day, father’s day and grandparent’s day, I am all about giving meaningful keepsake type gifts that the recipient can enjoy for years to come.  This memory book is perfect.  Basically, you have your child interview his/her grandparent about the grandparent’s life and then the grandchild takes that information and creates a book with it.  Not only does the grandparent receive a book all about him made by his grandchildren, but the grandchildren get the opportunity to learn about the life of their grandparents.  This is a craft all about creating memories.  Thanks She Knows!

Here is what you need to make this memory book:

  • Tape recorder
  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Staples
  • Pen, markers, pencil, stickers, ribbon and other items to decorate the book
  • Old photographs of grandparents

Here’s how to make it -> Memory Book Tutorial



Grandparent's Day Craft: Handprint Cards

Grandparent’s Day is September 9th, which is only a couple weeks away.  Yikes!  Where did August go?  When it comes to gift ideas, I am always a sucker for handprint crafts and this one is so sweet.  The handprint opens up and you place a cute saying and picture of your kiddo inside.  I know Grandpa and Grandma will love this!  Thanks Life Is Sweet!

Here is what you need to make this card:

  • finger paint
  • white paper and scrapbook paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • marker
  • small picture of your child

Here’s how to make it -> Grandparent’s Day Handprint Card Tutorial



Father’s Day Gift Idea: Soda Pop Candy

Here is a cute Father’s Day gift idea for those dads with a sweet tooth.  All you need are old soda bottles and dad’s favorites treats.  Fill the bottles with the goodies then place the cap back on.  I know IBC Root Beer bottlecaps can be twisted back on, but I am not sure about other soda brands.  Then you just use scrapbooking paper or contact paper for labels and to cover the box.  It might even be cute to place pictures of the kiddos on the bottles as labels or to have the kids write messages to dad on them.

Thanks for another great idea,  The Idea Room!


Father’s Day Craft: Candy Card

This is another pinterest find, thanks to Bits of Everything.  It is the perfect Father’s Day present for all those candy lovers out there.  My husband would drool over a card like this!  You can customize it with your own sayings and candy choices or for those of us lacking in the creativity department you can just copy this example.  I am sure the kids would love helping to create this card… and taste testing the goodies along the way.




Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas: Decorative Clipboards!

In many areas, teacher appreciation week is coming up!  If teacher appreciation week has already passed, you can still use this as an end of year teacher gift!  Teachers love clipboards and post it notes and these are so cute and relatively easy and inexpensive to make!

Acrylic Post it Notes holder by Eva Kipler Designs ~ I work in education and Post it Notes are a LIFESAVER.  For this cute project, all you need is acrylic photo frame, card stock, 3X3 Post it Notes (which you can typically get for $1 or less!), and a paper trimmer!

Decorative Clipboard by Skip to my Lou ~ Clipboards are a must for most teachers and it’s nice to have one that’s trendy to show off!   For this project, you need a clipboard, note pad, ModPodge OR Elmer’s Spray Adhesive and Krylon Matte Finish.

For more teacher appreciation gift ideas, check out these crayon monograms that I posted about yesterday–>Crayon monogram teacher appreciation gift idea 

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