August Activity at Family House — Taking creative inspiration from Zaira

by Family Services Committee

Published on August 23, 2022

Walking around Family House San Francisco, you will be struck by the beautiful art in the hallways. The creator behind some of these lovely eye-catching art pieces is Zaire. Zaire is a 13-year-old from Stockton, California. She was diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous disease and has been coming to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital for treatments and staying at Family House since April 2022.

13-year-old Zaire with the crochet flowers she made.13-year-old girl, Zaire, wearing a face mask and holding the blue paper flowers she made Zaire loves showing people her creations and is proud of her artwork. She takes inspiration from YouTube and builds amazing cut-outs and crafts. When we asked her whether she wanted to be an artist when she grew up, her response was, “No, I want to be a nurse.”

Let’s look at some of the crafts she has created that hang around the walls of Family House—making it merrier and more lively. Her DIY flowers and crochet lavenders are hugely popular among the nurses and staff at Family House. To complement the flowers, you can also make beautiful DIY butterflies.

13-year-old girl, Zaire, wearing a face mask and sharing the diy stickers and crafts she made

Make your own stickers

Zaire also made some lovely and cute stickers for her friends and family. Today, we are taking inspiration from her and making our own stickers with a simple 8-step process. Have a look at Zaire’s stickers below, and let’s make our own:

Items Needed:

  1. Parchment paper
  2. Scotch tape
  3. Scissors
  4. Printer and a printing paper


Here are the steps to create your own stickers at home:

  1. Search for stickers like “aesthetic stickers,” “food stickers,” or any other category you want. Go to Images and copy the one you like.
  2. Now paste it on Microsoft Word or Google Docs and print it.
  3. Cut the stickers, leaving half-inch margins. You don’t have to cut it right to the edge of the images.
  4. Take out the scotch packaging tape and paste it on parchment paper with the stickier side on it. It will help you remove the stickers easily.
  5. Place your sticker on the tape and add another layer of tape over it.
  6. Make sure the tape covers the entire sticker, leaving some room along the edges. Smooth out your stickers to remove any bubbles or lines.
  7. Now take off the stickers from the parchment paper and cut the extra tape off.
  8. You can add your stickers to your mobile or laptop or give them to your friends.

More artwork by Zaire

Besides beautiful flowers and the cutest stickers, Zaire has been pretty busy flexing her creative muscles. Her artwork is all over Family House and adds so much beauty to the place.

See this crochet octopus she made below. Zaire has also created some other exceptional art — some of which you can see below:

Have fun making one or all of these crafts inspired by Zaire! Share and tag @familyhousesf on your favorite social media network so we can see your creativity. Check out our Instagram to see other artwork and remain up-to-date with everything happening at Family House San Francisco.