How to make a family tree

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Family tree craft

Your kids will love learning about their family history with this cute family tree craft we spotted on UK mummy blog domesticgoddesque, so we just had to share it with you!

It's a great way to teach your kids about their roots and who makes up their family including grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins. It also makes a cute piece of artwork for the wall or gift for a relative for Christmas. You could even make a mini version and stick it to the front of a greeting card. Plus don't forget to add a picture of the family pet too!

How to make a family tree

Family tree craft equipment:

  • 1 piece of plain card
  • 1 piece of green, brown and red paper
  • Photos of the family members you want to put on your tree
  • 1 pencil
  • 1 felt tip
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Family tree craft instructions:

Tear some strips of brown and green paper and stick them to a piece of plain card to make the family tree trunk and leaves.


Cut out the faces of your family members from old photos or copies of photos and mount them onto round shapes of red card using glue, to make the family tree apples.


Plan out in pencil who goes where on your family tree starting from the top. Stick the faces onto the tree and use a felt tip to draw a stalk and leaf above their photo, to look like apples.


Draw the lines between the faces to show how they are related. You could even write names under them if you like. And if you have a family pet don't forget to pop a picture of them at the base of the tree!

Safety tip:

Children should always be supervised by an adult when using sharp tools like scissors.

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Where to next?

-Baby set knitting pattern

-More crafts for kids

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Helen Costello

Love this - we are about to start our family tree. I like that it doesn't have to look too posh. Its supposed to be our fun project with my girls.

rose 20622

A great activity which gives quality time for parents and children, also its a learning curb for children and gives them the opportunity to build on their creative skills.

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