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"Birds of a Feather" Family Tree

Help your kids visualize their extended family in a cute and colorful way. Start by using our printable template to transfer the tree onto a bedroom or playroom wall, and paint. Then, add birds and owls to depict grandparents and successive generations.

Source: Martha Stewart


For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Family Tree Projects and Templates.


  • Painters' tape

  • Scissors

  • 3 quarts of interior wall paint (1 color for tree and 2 others for birds)

  • Paintbrush (for tree and birds)

  • Fine-tip paintbrush (for names)

  • Pencil

  • Projector (optional)


  1. Print the tree and bird templates. (Optional: If you have a projector, use it to project image onto wall, and trace with pencil.) Otherwise, print on multiple sheets of paper, cut out, and tape together. Tape templates to wall and trace outline.

    family tree project
  2. Paint tree; let dry.

  3. Trace birds onto limbs. (Start with owl grandparents at bottom, then branch up and out with children and grandchildren.) Paint birds; let dry. With fine-tip brush, write in names.

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