I’m going to just show you a project that I made as a Christmas gift for my Mother-in-Law. She went from 0 Grandkids to 5 grandkids in under 5 years. And that’s with her only two children contributing. That’s a lot of work, folks! But also a lot of blessing!
I can tell without a doubt that her grandkids are the most special people in the world to her. In fact, she retired early, as soon as she possibly could, and I tend to believe it has a lot to do with 5 little tikes and ten chubby little cheeks!
So for Christmas, the boys and I decided to make something special for her. She loves games, and especially games that require thinking – she’s a teacher, should we expect anything less?? So I went to the thrift store and bought an old Scrabble game. I also bought a piece of white scrapbook cardstock as well as semi-transparent piece of scrapbook paper. Then I found a scrapbook shadowbox that you can display just one scrapbook page.
The hardest part was getting the letters to lay out in the order we wanted – and that would allow for additional names later on!
The fun part for the boys was getting to make paint handprints. I didn’t get any pictures of the actual process, or the project assembly. I know, bad DIY-er. I was really not wanting to get finger paint all over my camera, so I just put it away and decided to have fun with the kiddos instead.
So here’s the finished product:
Basically, I just put the semi-transparent sheet over the kids’ painted handprints, and then adhered the letters to the semitransparent sheet.
Eli was so excited to give it to Grandma for Christmas.
I think there will be plenty of space to add on some names in the future. Hold on, Grandma! I’m sure more are coming!