It’s a scientific fact that Grandparents LOVE homemade things from their grandkids. That’s why we’ve put together this fun, DIY Grandparents Day craft for kids!
What You’ll Need:
- Thick White Paper (cut to 4×6 or 5×7 if you plan to frame)
- White Crayon
- Watercolor Paint
- Paintbrush (preferably with a thicker tip)
- Bowl of Water
Step 1: Write a message for Grandma and Grandpa using a white crayon
I wrote the message for my son, Carter, since he’s only 2 and was super anxious to get to the painting part. If you have older kids, let them get creative. They won’t be able to see the message as they’re writing it, but that makes it even more fun as they start to paint and watch it magically appear!
Step 2: Choose your colors
I gave Carter a limited number of colors to work with so he couldn’t just mix them up and end up with brown. Cool colors like blue, green and yellow will work well together, as will warm colors like red, orange and pink.
Step 3: Paint!
This is the fun part. Give your little one the watercolor paint, a paintbrush, a bowl of water and the paper with the message on it, and let them get to work, filling the page with lots and lots of color!
Step 4: Let dry & pat your little artist on the back
Once the paint dries, all that’s left is the signature. You can have them sign on the front, just like an artist would, or write your child’s name and the date on the back, so Grandma and Grandpa can look back and smile one day!
Hope you enjoy this craft and have a very happy Grandparents Day!