I am a big pusher of sending out thank you notes when receiving gifts. I've been writing the notes from "A", but really feel like it's not personal enough. So I came up with this idea. (And yes, it can be a bit time consuming). I let "A" play with (or wear) his new gift and set a white board next to him with a note about how much he likes it. Then I print out the picture and stick it in an envelope! Whalah! A thank you note from "A"
This is a super fun and super easy activity.
- 1 white coffee filter per child
- Washable crayola markers (I learned the hard way and didn't use washable)
- Either. . 1 spraybottle or 1 eyedropper or cup for water
- 1 brown sheet of construction paper
- 1 colored sheet of construction paper
- pencil or pen
1) Trace your child's foot on the brown construction paper
2) Help your child cut their footprint out
3) Let your child draw a turkey face on their footprint. (You can also use colored paper to cut out a beak and use googly eyes.)
4) Let your child go crazy with the washable markers and color the ENTIRE coffee filter.
Hint: You may need to hold the coffee filter while they color it and you may want to put a protective cover on the surface your child is using.
5) Wet the coffee filter to allow the colors to run together. You can wet it 3 ways. .
1) Use a spraybottle and have your child lightly spray it a couple times
2) Use an eyedropper and let your child drop a few drops of water over each part of the coffee filter.
3) Have your child wet their hand in a cup of water and spritz the coffee filter.
*Don't drench it!! :)
6) Allow the coffee filter to dry
7) Glue the coffee filter onto the TOP of the separate paper.
8) Glue the footprint on the coffee filter so it's slightly lower.
9) Have your child draw legs on the turkey.
My name is Melanie and I'm a stay at home mom. My husband Adam is a pharmacist and makes it possible for me to be home. We have a one year old son A, who we absolutely adore. Although sometimes my house may not look like it, (A gets into everything and makes it his job to pull whatever he can out and put it on the floor) I love to find new ways to organize my house, try new recipes, and make fun DYI projects and decorations.