This weekend we attended a family reunion for my husband’s side of the family. We had tons of fun and ate the most amazing food all day long, but what really impressed me was that my husband’s cousin came up with the idea of making a family tree. She’s a genius. I looked all over facebook for a photo of her at the family reunion and I couldn’t find a good one. My mother-in-law commissioned me to take photos, but I had to use her 35mm disposable camera, so I don’t have the photos from it.
To be honest, I couldn’t remember how to use the stupid thing. I mean, film? What’s that? How quickly times change. Don’t they?
All the more reason to make a family tree and start preserving memories.
I’m talking about a family tree on a canvas. Everyone placed their thumbprint on the appropriate branch of the tree.
What you’ll need:
- A Large Canvas
- Brown Paint
- Several Shades of Green Paint
- 1 Paper Plate
- Wet Wipes
- A Good Micron Pen
Paint the tree ahead of time with the appropriate number of branches – one for each branch of the family. Skirt several shades of green paint onto the paper plate. Your relatives can dip their thumb into the paint and leave their “leaf” (thumbprint) on the tree. Have everyone sign their name next to their leaf.
Isn’t that a nice idea?