This is not an origami tutorial just a look at how we are trying to make thank you cards something the kids want to do, not something they dread.
I racked my brain for weeks trying to think of a good thank you project for Jeremia and finally just reminded myself “keep it simple stupid”. Then I wasted a bunch of time trying to find a turtle (Jeremia’s favorite animal) origami tutorial that I could follow and then my brain woke up and I asked Jeremia if he already knew how to make turtles. He looked through his origami book and found a pattern he liked.
I cut a bunch of construction paper with my old-school-style paper-cutter. He chose the colors and the order.
So I recut them with 2 inches of difference. I think they could have even stood to be 2 1/2″ apart.
To say that Jeremia is not a fan of writing, would be an extreme understatement. Battles have been had on the subject, so in an interest to keep this fun for all parties involved, I let him keep the writing to a minimum. He folded 12 turtles over 2 days.
He taped the bottoms because he said it helps to curve the shell.
I put them as carefully as I could into some extra card size envelopes I had. They were somewhat pillow like. I hope they all got to where they were going without any issues.