Turn Your Kid's Art into Thank You Notes
With so many thank yous to send to friends and family following the holidays and zero store-bought options geared toward kids to be found, I decided to turn my daughter's artwork into little one-of-a-kind note cards. It's a great way to involve younger kids in the thank-you writing process and for older kids to show off their creativity. And it couldn't be simpler.
I started with some artwork I had previously saved and sat Elsie down to do some extra painting over the holiday break. It's a messy indoor activity, but she always loves going to town with her paint, crayons, and markers; and I'm always proud of her two-year-old version of modern art.
Watercolor paper works best for this with its extra texture and thickness, or you can tear off a big piece of rolled paper and just hang it up to dry post painting. Once dry, I looked for areas on the paper that had the most color or interesting strokes and cut out standard-sized note cards. (For the art done on the roll paper, I took an additional step and first glued it onto watercolor paper to create a sturdier card.)
I love the way the cards turned out, each a unique and mini work of art. Can't wait for family and friends to receive these and involve my daughter more fully in the thank-you card making and writing process as she gets older!