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