Easy Thank You Cards For Kids

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We are usually terrible about sending thank you cards.  I am trying to change that.

I wanted to send cards that Ami had created thanking people for his Birthday presents, but didn’t want him to get bored and wanted it to be fun for him.  After a bit of brainstorming this is what I came up with.

What I used:

Scrap pieces of decent water-color paper.

Envelopes

Painters tape

Watercolors

Please pardon the bad lighting in these pics.

I used scraps that worked with my standard business letter  envelopes.

   I creased them to keep track of where the edges were.

Using blue painters tape torn in half, I spelled out Thank you.  I didn’t get fussy about it. I did make sure to smooth and secure each piece though.

I love that expression.

The rules were no black, fill in all the white, and used lots of different colors.  He was happy to oblige.

When the cards were dry I took dictation from Ami on the back, then had him write his name at the bottom of the note.  I didn’t think to snap a shot of that though.

I think they turned out super cute and can’t wait for the mailman to deliver them.

While Ami was working on that I let Jeremia and Conrad paint whatever they wanted.

I put tape around the edges of the paper to create a nice clean frame of white when it’s dry.

Jeremia made his drip on purpose. Conrad painted 2 and when Ami was done with the cards he painted one also, but got tired of painting so started complaining that his legs were hurting. This is a tactic he uses when he doesn’t want to do something.

Time to brush his teeth—his legs hurt.

Bedtime—“oh my legs”

Doesn’t want to eat dinner—“I can’t my legs are hurting”

I told him today that he can say he doesn’t want to paint anymore instead of saying he hurts.  “Oh ok. Can I go swimming then.”

I am not suggesting that there aren’t times that his legs do really hurt, but he has learned that leg pain gets him out of stuff so has started using that excuse to the extreme.  I am wise to his ways though.

13 Comments

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13 responses to “Easy Thank You Cards For Kids

  1. Amber

    I just got mine in the mail. It’s beautiful. I love it, and immediately hung it on our fridge 🙂

  2. I am glad you like it! I will tell Ami. He’ll be so proud. Hearts.

  3. Mindy Mc

    Great idea! I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    Mindy

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  5. Paula

    Can I come live at your house and participate in all of your fun projects? Please?

  6. Love this idea and it was the inspiration for our valentine cards. Link back here http://siayla.blogspot.ca/2014/01/diy-watercolour-valentines.html

  7. Janet Pohl

    Oh, it makes me want my girls to be little again so we can do this together! Janet

  8. Love this. I’m going to do this with my students for our parent volunteers!

    • Great idea! You can use dried out marker water instead of watercolors. I imagine you have a ton of them since you teach. Soak old markers water in jars and the water will become rich with color.

  9. This is a great idea!! Oh my!! You had me laughing at the leg pain. My kids do the same!

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