This is an ideal project for you to help your children to make their own thank you cards. These are great for children to send out after their birthday to thank their relatives and friends for their presents. The image below is an example of a completed card.
What you will need to make the card pictured above:
- Light blue A6 card blank from the Tri-Colour A6 Card Pack (18) – Shades of Blue
- Flower ‘thank you’ picture download sheet (see below for download link)
- Colouring crayons or pens
- Stickles glitter glue – Waterfall (silvery light blue)
- Mini glitter foam flowers
- Double sided sticky tape and craft glue
- Craft knife, cutting mat & ruler (for adult use only)
First of all simply click on the this link ‘thank you’ flower picture sheet to download the sheet of flower pictures and then print it out.
You will need Adobe Reader to open the picture sheet, if you do not have Adobe Reader you can download it free from this link to the official Adobe website: Adobe Reader Free Download.
The sheet contains 4 identical flower thank you images the same as the picture shown below, so if you want to make 8 cards print out 2 sheets.
Once printed, let your child colour the pictures in using the crayons or pens. Next cut the four flower pictures out so each one is a rectangle measuring approximately 9cm wide x 12.5cm tall (the adult supervisor needs to do the cutting part).
Use double sided sticky tape on the back of all four edges of the flower pictures to stick the pictures to the front of the A6 card blanks.
Use craft glue to stick a mini glitter foam flower to each of the round circle shapes on each picture.
Finally use the Stickles waterfall silvery blue glitter glue to carefully draw a line around the edge of the flower picture rectangle on each card. Leave the cards laid flat for the glue and glitter glue to dry before use.
These do make fantastic thank you cards and as they are homemade they are just that little bit extra special.
You do not have to stick to the colours we have used here, you can use different colour A6 card blanks, different colour Stickles glitter glue and even different embellishments to stick on instead of the mini glitter foam flowers – the possibilities are endless!
Alternative embellishment ideas:
- Metallic confetti/sequins
- Iridescent Pink Material butterflies
- Iridescent Blue Material butterflies
- Tiny decorative flowers
- Mini glitter foam hearts
- Mini glitter foam stars
Card Idea by Janine