We are working on reducing the boys reliance on technology and we decided to make fingerprint thank you cards for part of our #ScreenFree time.
I think that it is really important for the boys to say thank you for the gifts they receive and as a family we love to give and receive hand made cards. I try to make sure that what we do is something that the boys can do all by themselves and they loved this activity.
- Cardstock or blank white cards like these 100 Pack of White Square Card and Envelopes
- Paint (we used tempura, but any will do)
- Fine tip black pen
The boys turn white card in to cards by folding them in half.
The they painted a finger with brown paint and made fingerprints on a card to represent the Robin’s body.
They washed their hands and by the time they returned to the table the brown paint was dry, so they painted the tip of the little finger red for the Robins red breasts.
They then added the birds beaks and feet with a fine tipped pen.
Maxi wrote thank you on the front of his cards (note the tongue of concentration), whereas Mini wanted to have lots of Robins on the front of his cards.
Do your children send thank you cards out after christmas or when they receive gifts?
I love these! So cute!
Circus Queen » I must frame one!
Oh my, these are just too cute! To be honest we don’t usually send thank you cards unless it’s something out of the ordinary and we don’t normally receive them either but we do always say thank you in person.
Louisa » I am glad you like them. I think that it is a great way to practice writing
This is so cute and easy to make. Personalise card is always better than to buy from shop. Fab.
Mine write thank you cards to people who have sent them presents and who they haven’t seen to thank in person. I love your idea and I wish I’d seen it before my kids wrote their cards. I’ll try to remember it for next Christmas.
What a great idea for Thank You cards. So festive for after Christmas too.
So sweet! We do thank you cards – but only on birthdays or, in fact, anything that’s not Christmas. As all Christmas presents have been brought to us by the Christkind, obviously 🙂 xx
Oh this is such a great idea…simple and fun for the kids!
What a wonderful idea Jen, wish we’d thought of it! Cards are so expensive when you’re purchasing en masse plus it was POD’s birthday too. Love the tongue out, we do that here!
Sweet! These would be great for Christmas gifts tags too, have pinned so I remember them.
Those are so lovely! Love the fingerprint robins they are so cute
Those look great! Now I wish that I had done homemade thank yous instead of store bought 🙂
Niki » A thank you is a thank you no matter how it comes
What a brilliant idea – I’ve shared it on my page. Hope that was okay. x
Ross Mountney » Free free to share. Thank you
these are so cute and have reminded me I need to do thank you cards with Wilf! x
Fritha » I bet you make super creative ones
Lovely! I wish my little boy would venture into crafting a little. xx
Sam @happyhomebird » Just put some crafting things in front of him. You never know
They are very cute! We always send out thank you cards, too x
The Reading Residence » I think it is always a joy to receive a home made card
I forgot how much fingerprint art can be, we might use this tomorrow when painting the fish from the aquarium. Thanks for the idea!
They look great and I bet they had a lot of fun making them too!
What a great idea – a total two-for. You get to have cute personal thank you cards, and a craft session. The pictures are gorgeous – I love the look of huge concentration with the tongue out 🙂 x
Vicky » I have the same “tongue of concentration”!
These are brilliant – love the “tongue of concentration” too
Kara » Oh yes, Maxi certainly has “the tongue of concentration” as do I!
These are gorgeous 🙂 I love the idea of screen free time too.
These are fab x
I love this idea but hate that I have totally forgotten about thank you cards this year for the first time ever!
Oh they are simply stunning. SO classic and simple. Very classy! x
Adorable! Pinned 😀
Love this, unlike a lot of hand print ideas it seems really simple.
This is such a clever idea, so simple, but I love the print.
These are adorable! I love card making with kids. We’ve got to try this.
Jennifer » I love simple things that they can do themselves. Thank you for the comment
I love this idea! It’s simple enough for the kids but what a great result 🙂
Sarah Parisi » I think simple is perfect for kids and oh so effective. Thanks for the comment