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Handprint Thank You Notes

April 23, 2010 Sarah Coggins

It’s never too young to teach a child the importance of a thank you note, right? That’s why I decided to have our son “help” me with the notes I wrote last month to thank family for the gifts he received following his baptism. I placed him in his high chair, got out a bottle of acrylic paint, squirted some onto a paper plate. Then helped my son stick his hand into the paint and and make a handprint on a piece of white cardstock. Sounds easy enough but for my child who will normally touch anything (and put it in his mouth!), he resisted putting his hand into the paint. It took a bit of effort and a good grip on his hand so we could make the print & cleanup before the hand reached the mouth!

After we finished, I hung the print up on the fridge while it dried. My son seemed to like this part. I carried him over to see and he had a big grin on his face while reaching out trying to grab the paper. 😉

Once it was fully dried, I scanned it in. Added “thank you” and printed out copies onto several sheets of white cardstock. Roughed the edges with an edge scraper. Glued onto a sheet of 4×6 black cardstock. And here is the end result:

Simple & cute thank you notes.

Supplies: Making Memories cardstock, paint, edge scraper; 2Peas Sandbox font.


  • Marketing Gurl April 23, 2010 at 7:04 am
    OMG you are a total super mommy! I love this idea, one of the things I love about thank you notes is when the are extra cute they are fridge decoration and this would totally make the decoration list! I love this!! Love it! Very good idea!
  • ter@waaoms April 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    What a great idea and totally adorable too. :)
  • Laura April 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    Oh those are adorable! And what a smart idea to only do it once and scan it in. I may do that for Cam's birthday thank yous! :)
  • Bonnie Klass April 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    Wow! What a patient Mom you are. And aren't scanners wonderful? Imagine having to do that several times! They are adorable and it was such a creative idea that I'm sure will be appreciated.
  • Ryzmomplus2 April 26, 2010 at 7:16 am
    adorable! I remember getting a note card set from zach with all kinds of insects with his thumb print being the main form of the creation!
  • Kate April 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Greatest idea ever! Totally stealing it =)
  • Rubiena Duarte February 11, 2014 at 11:51 am
    Great idea and I really like what you have on your blog. I always try and make time for crafts with the kids but am not the most creative person. I will start following you to try out some of these. #SITSblogging
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