Good morning! It is a beautiful Monday in Seattle and I'm going to write this quick, quick post before taking the kiddo out for some fresh air and sunshine!
Here is a paper craft I did with Ben last week. As you know, he had a birthday nearly a month ago, and we are well overdue for sending out thank you cards. I always love making thank you cards with him, it has become a bit of a tradition after birthdays and Christmas. I like to think that the handmade aspect adds a personal touch to the sentiment of gratitude. In any case, it makes for a fun arts-and-crafts activity with a little one.
I started by having Ben paint with some of his new watercolors on simple white cardstock.
When the painted paper was dry, I cut them down the middle and folded them.
We then stamped "thank you" on some colored cardstock. I did most of the stamping, but kept it intentionally rough around the edges, so as to keep some consistency with the 3-year-old-made look of the cards.
I also cut some color drawing paper to the size of the inside of the card. The paint kind of came through some of the cardstock, so I wanted a clean surface on which to write our notes. Out came the glue gun, and I pasted the "thank you" on the top of the cards and the color paper on the inside.
Ta-da! It's nothing fancy, but they're made by hand and with love. Now, to finish writing and mailing them... But not this morning! We're off! I hope you have a wonderful start to the week.
I am amazed at how well this project turned out! It seems so simple, but the end result is quite beautiful. I have some of Ian's watercolors saved for this very thing!