Super simple thank you cards (made by a 1 year old)!

These super simple thank you cards are easy enough for a 1 year old to make (with just a little help)! You’re never too young to say thanks!

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I really wanted some super simple thank you cards for Chops to help make after his birthday last year.  At only just 1, it had to be very easy.

Thank you card made by a 1 year old! #baby #paint #stamping #craft #art #fun

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To make super simple thank you cards, you will need:

COST: a few quid (but you can re-use the stamp with limitless design possibilities!)
AGE: babies (with some help!) & toddlers
TIME: 10 minutes or less + drying time

Thank you cards made by a 1 year old! #baby #paint #stamping #craft #art #fun

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How to make super simple thank you cards:

  • I started by giving Chops a paintbrush with a chunky handle, to “paint” on the cards, but he put the bristle end straight in his mouth and started sucking it.  No harm done, but no paint on the card!
  • After that, I blobbed some paint on each card before handing it to him.  Chops then smooshed the paint around, tried to “pinch” it up between his fingers to eat it and splatted it with his palms.
  • Once he’d finished, we left them to dry before stamping a thank you message in ink on them.  Some of them ended up with paint on the back and inside as well, but I am sure that none of the recipients minded!
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'Super simple thank you cards (made by a 1 year old)!' have 9 comments

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  2. October 21, 2014 @ 2:24 pm Laura Evelyn Bee

    Great idea and I personally would much rather receive a home made card than a store bought one! x


  3. October 21, 2014 @ 7:22 pm Julie

    Clever idea to have a personal touch but reasonably mess free and age appropriate! You have set expectations now for handmade cards – you know that don’t you!


    • October 23, 2014 @ 3:58 pm Hodge Podge

      Ha, I feel guilty if we don’t do handmade cards now Julie! We don’t always have time to make them, but it is loads of fun when we do 🙂


  4. October 21, 2014 @ 9:05 pm Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    This is lovely, so much more personal and special. And, they look really good too, a little control over paint colours and you’ve got a beautiful set of thank you cards 🙂


    • October 23, 2014 @ 3:59 pm Hodge Podge

      Thanks Sara – you are so right about paint colours! If I give them all options at once, we end up with a brown mess… 😉


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