Adoptees, Adoption

4 Crafty Activities To Show the Love to Your Adoptee

Winter time can be dreary. The dark days and low temperatures make it hard to recall what a warm, sunny day even feels like. Thankfully, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! As February ends, we can expect March to offer us at least a small taste of spring. While you wait for the official arrival of spring and playing-outside-weather, try passing the time with some good old fashioned arts and crafts!  These four spring themed crafts are a great way to show your adoptee just how much you love them.

  1. Plastic Spoon Flowers

Nothing says spring like flowers! As spring symbolizes growth and new beginnings, so does the adoption process! Use this craft as a fun way to discuss growth and blooming.

What you will need:

  • 3 colorful plastic spoons
  • Green tape
  • 1 green pipe cleaner
  • 1 yellow pipe cleaner
  • 1 clear cup
  • Brown paper
  • Hot glue gun

Click here for the full set of instructions!

  1. Handprint Sun

What’s spring without the sun? If anything, the long winter has reminded us all of how grateful we are to have the sun in our lives. Use this fun craft to remind your adoptee how incredible your life is with them in it!

What you will need:

  • 1 yellow paper plate
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A pen or pencil
  • For extra fun, use some pattered yellow paper too

Click here for the instruction!

  1. Family Tree

While family trees are important to any family, they can be an especially powerful and meaningful tool for a family which has been touched by adoption. Use this craft to celebrate the branches of family, as well as the trees which are sure to begin sprouting new leaves any day now! This can be a great opportunity to begin or continue discussing your child’s family history, on both the biological and adoptive sides.

What you will need:

  • Green construction paper (try a few different shades for more fun!)
  • Brown construction paper
  • Glue
  • Pen/Pencil/Marker
  • Pictures if you want to add them to the tree

Here are the full instructions!

  1. Heart Sun Catchers

What better way is there to say I love you than with hearts? As the sun starts to make more frequent appearances, you will want to savor as much of it as you can! Just like the sun, adoption has brought new light into your home. Try this fun sun catcher craft as a way to remind your adoptee of the love that they bring into your home every single day.

What you will need:

  • Pink tissue paper
  • Red tissue paper
  • White tissue paper
  • Pink or red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape (Scotch or masking)

Click here for the full instructions!


Be sure to check out  Adoptions From The Heart on Pinterest for more fun crafts, quotes, and adoption info!

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