Homemade Thank-You Notes (Or Recycled Kids Art Projects)

by naturalkidz on January 5, 2012

Natural Kidz blog contributor, Leah Singer, is a mother, wife, freelance writer, speech/ghostwriter, and blog strategist. When her daughter is asleep, Leah can be found blogging at Leah’s Thoughts about topics such as family, motherhood, traditions, cooking, writing, photography, and literature. She’s also an avid tweeter (@leahs_thoughts) and a self-proclaimed Facebook junkie. 

If you’re like me, you’re not sure whether to keep all the art projects your child creates. I go back and fourth. On one hand, I hate to toss Sophie’s work. But on the other, there will be many, many more projects to keep.

So recently when Sophie decided to create several dot paintings, instead of tossing them in the recycle bin when she was asleep, I came up with an idea! I decided to turn her artwork into homemade “thank you” cards for her birthday presents. Let me show you what I did.

Here’s Sophie, happily dot-painting away.

Here is a finished product (what colorful work!). I take this and…

Cut them into long, thick strips, then I cut it to fit the envelope size. This is a great way to use up those extra holiday card envelopes. (I don’t know why, but I seem to have an abundance of envelopes without matching cards.) I added a little “Art by Sophie” on the bottom corner and write the note on the back.

And there you have it – an easy, inexpensive, homemade “thank you” card that uses those pieces of art you hate to toss out.


Melissa January 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

What a fantastic idea! I have soooo many pieces of “extra” artwork lying around — this would be a great use. 🙂 (Just pinned it!)

naturalkidz January 30, 2012 at 10:30 am

Thanks. Glad you like the idea!

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