Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Family Picture Tree

This is a project I've been wanting to do for a long time!  And once I sat down to start, it really didn't take long at all!

The idea was to make a poster of our family tree, complete with pictures, names, and birth/death dates of my children's ancestors back through their great-grandparents. 

After collecting the information and pictures I painted a large tree on a poster board with watercolor paints.
I then typed up the names and dates of everyone and cut out the pictures.  I glued each person's information on a green leaf under their picture.

My kids are loving this!  We don't live near their grandparents, so they love looking at the pictures.  Several of their great-grandparents passed away before they were born, so showing them the pictures and telling them stories of their ancestors has helped them feel that they know their relatives.

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Thanks for sharing your ideas! I love to hear and learn from others!