A quickie family tree

This week my youngest needed a family tree for school and while I thought we had until Wednesday, when I got home from a meeting on Monday night at 7:40pm both girls were up and waiting for me because apparently it was needed for Tuesday. Good grief.

Luckily I had stayed up on Sunday night and had organised the photos – we’ve got a big family and Facebook profile pics helped a LOT!


I had planned to get some cardboard to make it with and had totally forgotten. Luckily I found this foamcore sheet down the side of a desk and I cut up some brown paper to make this tree shape while the girls where cutting out the leaves and the photos. We stuck everything down with a hot glue gun.


The leaves were made of cardboard – I had two packs of A5 coloured card from Officeworks that were destined for other projects but came in handy for this one. I put dabs of glue on the tree and my youngest stuck on her leaves, flowers and cherries (drawn onto leaves – a bit hard to see).



We stuck on the head shots the same way and added some group pics about how our families celebrate Christmas and Easter – she’s only just started school and I LOVE those back-to-front S’s!
Then she added ‘me’ and an arrow and we were done. Into bed at 9pm. Not perfect when you’re 4 but that’s the way things go around here these days.
Took it into school on Tuesday. Forgot to take a pic with anything other than my phone. Family tree emergency crisis averted.

Now please pour me a wine. Thanks.

About Anna Battle

I’m an artist, guide, mother and a very handy Art Friend! 

My life’s mission is to share the joy of drawing and painting.

In 2011 I started offering in-studio guided Paint Alongs, and my first online course, 15 Flowers, went live in 2015.

In 2016 my book, Painting Party, was published (it’s still available on Amazon).

I now offer online Paint Alongs and workshops so that you can reconnect to the creativity inside you. Gift yourself the time to paint, and the guidance you need to improve your skills and your confidence. 

I invite you to join me and see the world through the eyes of an artist!

If not now, when?