Did you know that Grandparents’ Day was first declared a holiday in 1978? It falls the first Sunday after Labor Day each year – this year it’s September 9. A housewife named Marian McQuade is the champion for this holiday, and her goal was to encourage people to learn from the wisdom and experience of their elders. I don’t know about you, but my grandparents were very interesting — one was a professional baseball player and another was a chemist that invented windshield coatings! I’ve always loved hearing their stories.
A great way for children to show their appreciation for their elders is by giving them a handmade gift on Grandparents’ Day. To help you, I’ve pulled together 12 fun and easy ideas that any kid can make and that grandparents will appreciate. One that I thought was really cute was this popsicle stick canvas at Plaid Crafts. There are several more craft projects you’ll want to check out — just click through the jump!
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