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Memory and Keepsake Crafts

Holiday Crafts

These crafts projects are simple to make and are great as keepsakes for parents, children, friends, classroom volunteers, and other people.

The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.

Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!

PHOTO, HANDPRINT BLOSSOM CRAFT


Make a keepsake blossom from a photo of your child and two handprints.
HANDPRINT CRAFT


Make a handprint (or footprint) of your child using Plaster of Paris. You can hang this cute decoration on the wall.
MEMORY BOX


Create a wonderful box to help you remember the year, a person you miss, or an important event in your life.
MAKE YOUR OWN TIMELINE


You can create a timeline of your own life.

Short Books to Print:


All About Me
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable book about a child -- for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, simple activities to do, objects to color, and short phrases to write (like "My favorite color is ___.").
A BOOK ABOUT ME


Children can write and draw a book about themselves - for fluent readers.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK


You can print this activity book for your students to make at the beginning of the school year.
CAR TRAVEL ACTIVITY BOOK


Children can use this activity book on their next long car trip.


My Friends and I ...

A short book for early readers with phrases to finish, questions to answers, and pictures to draw. Pages include: My friends (drawing), My friends and I play ___, My friends and I eat ___, My friends and I go to ___, My friends and I watch___, My friends and I like to ___, I like my friends because ___. My friends and I fight about ___. I am a good friend because __.


My Heart, A Book About Feelings
A Printable Activity Book for Early Readers

A short, printable activity book about feelings for early readers, with pages to write and draw about feeling happy, sad, silly, angry, scared, good, bad, and loved.
SCHOOL MEMORY BOOK


This is an end-of-school-year book for students to make.
VACATION MEMORY BOOK


A child can use this printable book as a daily journal while on vacation.


My Address Book

Print your own address book (with tabs), then list your friends and family.


My Name is...
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable book about the student (in English). The book has pages for the student to read, questions to answer, and activities to do. Topics include my name, age, hair color, eye color, family tree, where I live, birthday, favorite color, right-handed or left-handed, and favorite dessert.


Je m'appelle...
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable book about the student (in French). The book has pages for the student to read, questions to answer, and activities to do. Topics include the student's name, age, hair color, eye color, family tree, where I live, birthday, favorite color, right-handed or left-handed, and favorite dessert.


Me Llamo...
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable book about the student (in Spanish). The book has pages for the student to read, questions to answer, and activities to do. Topics include the student's name, age, hair color, eye color, family tree, where I live, birthday, favorite color, right-handed or left-handed, and favorite dessert.

Worksheets and Avtivities to Print:


Yourself: Draw and Write

Draw a self portrait and write about yourself -- for young writers.
Adjectives

Find 8 Adjectives Describing Yourself

Write your name and draw a picture of yourself in the center oval. Write eight adjectives describing yourself. Then use each adjective in a sentence.
Draw and Compare

Draw and Compare Yourself as a Baby and Now

Draw youself as a baby and now and then answer simple questions comparing them, for example, "Which one was harder to draw?"

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Essay Topic: My Earliest Memory

What is the first memory you have of your life? Write about what you remember, how old you were at the time, and why you think you remember this event in particular. What do you think of this event now?
MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY


Use this form to write a page about yourself.
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your City

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your city (plus one thing you would like to change).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your Family

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your family (plus one thing you would like to change).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About a Hobby

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about a hobby you have (plus one thing you would like to change about it).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your Home

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your home (plus one thing you would like to change).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your Neighborhood

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your neighborhood (plus one thing you would like to change).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Yourself

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about yourself (plus one thing you would like to change).

Frames to Make:
PLASTIC PICTURE FRAME


Frame a picture in acetate wrapped with yarn.
FOAM PICTURE FRAME


An easy frame to make from fun foam.
TWIG EASEL


A tiny easel made from twigs - it makes a great keepsake holder.
RUSTIC TWIG FRAME


A simple-to-make rustic picture frame made from twigs.

Family Tree and Family Activities:
FAMILY TREE

Make a Family Tree from a branching twig and construction paper.
PAPER FAMILY TREE


Make a Family Tree from construction paper.
SEMI-CIRCULAR ANCESTRY CHART


Make a semi-circular chart of your direct ancestors.
FAMILY COLLAGE


Make a great collage by cutting out pictures of family members and gluing them to poster board.


Family: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of your family and write about them -- for young writers. For additional lined paper to print, click here.
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your Family

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your family (plus one thing you would like to change).

Crafts for Kids:
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Cats
Chinese New Year
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Columbus Day
Day of the Dead
Decorative Strings
Desk Accessories
Dinosaurs
Dioramas
Dogs
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Earth Day
Easter
Fall (Autumn)
Family Tree
Farm
Father's Day
Firetrucks
Fish
Flag Day
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Fruit Crafts
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Grandparents Day
Groundhog Day
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Handprint Crafts
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Hats
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Independence Day
Insects
Japanese Crafts
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July 4th
Keepsake Crafts
Kwanzaa
Labor Day
Ladybug
Leaf Crafts
Letterhead
Mammals
Mardi Gras
Masks
Memorial Day
Memory Crafts
Mexican Crafts
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Mobiles
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Most Popular Crafts
Mother's Day
Music
Native American
Nature
New Year's Eve
Ocean Crafts
One Hundredth Day
Origami
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Pop-up Cards
Preschool Crafts
President's Day
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St. Patrick's Day
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Transportation
US Patriotic Crafts
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Veteran's Day
Whales
Winter Crafts
World Environment Day
Wreaths
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Balloon Crafts
Box Crafts
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Drinking Straw Crafts
Edible Crafts
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Paper Crafts
Paper Plate Crafts
Papier Mache
Pebble and Rock Crafts
Pine Cone Crafts
Plaster Crafts
Plastic Bottle Crafts
Toilet Paper Tube Crafts
Twig Crafts


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