Family Tree Project

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Raise your hand if your photographs live on your phone, computer, or tablet and never make it to paper. Yep, that’s what I thought. Cameras and camera phones are getting better and better, and yet we rarely print out photos to display in our homes.

Here’s a fun project that shows off your entire family in a creative way—craft a modern, colorful version of a family tree. Now this tree is not your great-grandmother’s family tree of yesteryear…this one is bright and playful, one that can match the décor in a casual family room, playroom, or entryway. A family tree is never complete without names and birthdate labels, and that’s where our P-touch Embellish Ribbon and Tape printer comes in. Type out the names and birthdays of your family members and print them vertically on the ribbon to finish off your little award-ribbon frames. Recognize those bright circles? That’s because they are made from kids’ activity dough lids!

easy family tree craft with ribbons


The beauty of this tree is that you can keep adding branches as your family grows and grows and grows…

What you’ll need:

Make It:

1. Glue photographs inside the kids’ activity dough canister lids.

2. Print out the names and birthday vertically onto ribbon using the font and frame of your choice. (We used the Brussels font with frame no. 80.)

3. Trim the ribbon and hot glue the tops of the ribbons to the back so that the text faces forward. Set these aside.

4. To make the tree, place one full-length dowel in the center, and cut balsa wood at an angle with a utility knife in varying lengths to make branches. Create enough branches at different angles to hold all of your frames.

5. Hot glue your photographs to branches, putting the eldest family members at the top.

Put Styrofoam inside a jar, vase, or flowerpot and insert the trunk of your tree down into the Styrofoam. (I covered my styrofoam with white sand, but you can also use moss or pebbles for a natural look or bright pompoms for a crafty vibe!)

family tree play dough lid craft easy fun to make with kids

Thanks to Brother for sponsoring this post and providing crafters with a new tool for our trade!



March 12, 2018| Activities, ad, Age, Decor, DIY Home, Early Elementary, Family Bonding, Grown-Up, Kids Rooms, Playrooms, Styling, Unplugged Time, Wall Decor