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