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DIY 3D Family Tree

05/15/21 | 1 min read

When you hear the phrase “family history,” you may think about computer work and black-and-white photos. But it can encompass much more than that. For example, you can celebrate your family with this pebble-bird family tree!

You’ll need:

  • Rocks or pebbles
  • Sticks
  • A sheet of thick paper or cardboard
  • Glue
  • A dark marker
  • A frame (optional)
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Step 1: Clean any dirt off your sticks and pebbles.

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Step 2: Lay the sticks and pebbles on the paper so each pebble represents a family member. Get creative!

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Step 3: Glue the sticks to the paper.

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Step 4: Use the marker to draw legs and a beak next to each pebble to make it look like a bird.

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Step 5: Glue the pebbles down, and write the name of a family member under each bird. Maybe you could also add their birthday, or some other fun fact.

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Step 6: After hanging your 3D family tree, take a picture and add it to FamilySearch Memories.

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Wahoo! You’ve done it! Congratulations on making a fun record of your family members that will last for years to come.

Getting Creative with Family History

President Russell M. Nelson invited us to prayerfully think about what kind of sacrifice we can make to do more temple and family history work.1 But just because it’s “work” doesn’t mean it also can’t be fun! What creative ideas do you have for learning more about your family—past and present?


1. Russell M. Nelson and Wendy W. Nelson, “Open the Heavens through Temple and Family History Work,” Ensign, Oct. 2017.