Handmade Thank You Cards

Handmade Thank You Cards

It was Daniel’s second birthday last week, and he received lots of lovely presents. When we were younger we always sent a short thank you card for gifts received, and in a day of email and the such I think it is lovely to sit down and take time to say thank you, and what better way than to send handmade thank you cards?

At two Daniel is a little young for writing his own cards, but with a little Meliisa & Doug chunky dinosaur puzzlehelp from me, we made some cards last weekend.

We made use of this fab Melissa & Doug Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle which Daniel got for his birthday.

First, I drew around the various shapes to create an outline of the dinosaurs. We then proceeded to stick crepe paper, holographic paper and even colour some in. He had great fun doing this, and we talked about the dinosaurs too. The best bit, of course, was sticking the eyes on!

Daniel was really tired the day after his birthday so this was a great activity for getting him to sit still (he doesn’t nap any more in the day) and to be calm for an hour. It was also a good way to introduce some of his new toys to him, such as this jigsaw and we will use this (and some of the other we have) for similar activities in the future I am sure.

After we had made all the dinosaur collages, scrunched up paper and coloured in, I then backed each of the dinosaur collage’s onto sugar paper. I then used some paper tape to stick these onto plain card; I was a little worried that more glue on the sugar paper might be too much weight and thought the paper tape was a pretty addition.Dinosaur thank you cards

I then wrote inside each of the cards and passed them across to Daniel so he could ‘sign’ his name.

make thank you cards with toddlers

This really is a simple thank you note and it was a good way to spend the afternoon with Daniel and a nice way to put his arty creations to use. I am sure when the cards arrived with family this week it brightened up their post that day.

Do you do thank you cards? What sort of things have you made?

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20 Comments

  1. 1st November 2014 / 08:22

    very much apprecaited

  2. 4th November 2014 / 13:30

    Aw, the cards look fab! A great way to get creative and keep him calm at the same time as saying thank you.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  3. 4th November 2014 / 13:48

    What a lovely idea. I especially like the use of dinosaurs! #letkidsbekids

  4. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    4th November 2014 / 15:11

    Ah this is lovely, I’m a big fan of thank you cards and its lovely for them to make the cards too. This is a fab idea, the last ones we made were with some foam star stickers 🙂 #letkidsbekids xx

  5. 4th November 2014 / 17:32

    I think it’s so important for children to say thank you so don’t think it’s ever too young to introduce thank you cards. what a great technique too!

    They are gorgeous and I’m sure they made the recipients day.

    Thanks for linking up to #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

  6. 4th November 2014 / 20:15

    What lovely cards. I’m sure everyone who receives them will be thrilled #letkidbekids

  7. You Baby Me Mummy
    4th November 2014 / 22:22

    Ah such a lovely idea. x #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  8. 5th November 2014 / 19:50

    What great cards, good job done :). My friend’s little boys always send little thank you cards, I think it’s a lovely touch and something we will do with Baby M xx. #toddlerapprovedtuesday

    • 5th November 2014 / 20:08

      awww thank you. I think it is good to send little thank you cards and a nice way to use his art! thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment x

  9. 5th November 2014 / 22:16

    Every birthday/xmas/easter i say we must send thank you’s we never get rund to doing it though. Must make more of an effort this year! These look fab, thanks for linknig #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  10. 6th November 2014 / 08:13

    These are really lovely cards. We love to make Thank You cards as well. There grannies especially really love to receive and display them. I m working on some ideas now as well for our home-made Christmas cards. #letkidsbekids

  11. 10th November 2014 / 09:25

    Aww these are beautiful and very special 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #CreativeMondays

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