Toddler Thank You Cards

Toddler Thank You Cards

As Emma turned one earlier this week we made some thank you cards. I have written before about the cards we make to say thank you, and I was keen for Emma to have *some* role in creating them.

toddler thank you cardsI had a few different ideas but decided to go with a bit of paper tape and paint. Emma doesn’t have many words in her repertoire at the moment but she does say ‘ta’. I therefore got some card (A4 card halved then folded in half again) and with the paper tape spelt out ‘ta’.

I put some poster paints in a paint tray and gave Emma piece of sponge dipped in the paint and let her loose with the paint. I had fully expected she would do one or two then get bored, but she was really into it and had lots of fun rubbing the sponge all over the cards.

Once the paint had dried I peeled away the tape and I was pleasantly surprised witoddler thank you cardsth the final result. I think they look pretty impressive given she is only one! I then wrote inside the cards (trying to avoid the various splashes of paint inside) and they have now been distributed.

This was really easy to do and I am sure we will be doing some more cards and art works using this method.

I’ve made a few lots of thank you cards now, you can take a look at them here and here.








  1. 3rd March 2015 / 09:51

    Very effective, persuading my teens to write theirs now is much harder!

  2. 3rd March 2015 / 10:20

    Such a simple and effective idea. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  3. 3rd March 2015 / 12:06

    What a great idea, very personalised, especially as TA is a word she says and I bet she had fun making the too.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

  4. 3rd March 2015 / 21:55

    A great idea and they look like lots of fun to make 🙂

  5. 4th March 2015 / 09:12

    So easy but so effective! Lamb turns 2 in a couple of weeks so will definitely be making something like this! x #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  6. 6th March 2015 / 12:56

    So cute! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  7. 8th March 2015 / 09:06

    such a great idea! I really like tape resist and love the use of the word TA 😉

    Thanks so much for linking #toddlerapprovedtuesday


  8. 24th March 2015 / 13:46

    Great idea and so effective!

  9. 25th March 2015 / 21:23

    We love making home made cards as well, people really do appreciate them, This is a great idea to get little fingers involved. #letkidsbekids

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