May 11, 2013 by mamacravings
A hand-made card from a little one is always the best gift. But I added a bit of a twist. We turned 3 year-old Eli’s masterpiece into cut out letters for a teacher thank-you note.
what we used:
* 2 plain sheets of scrapbook paper
*several markers in coordinating colors
*A Cricut (This is just what we have on hand. Stencils would work nicely as well.)
*patterned scrapbook paper
how we made this craft:
1. Eli drew his masterpiece in gray marker all over a plain sheet of scrapbook paper.
2. I used the Cricut to cut out “Thank you.” from Eli’s masterpiece. If you don’t have a Cricut, use stencils and a straight edge. Use a little one’s delightful doodles for flowers and other fun shapes. Layer different colors to create a new masterpiece from the original.
3. Because I used scrapbook paper, I folded the card into a triangle. It wasn’t what I had first intended, but it was an odd size for a traditional card. So, we went with it like we meant it 😉
3. After I glued down the letters, I outlined them to add contrast (since I ended up using the same color for both the card and the doodles).
4. Eli wrote “thank you” at the bottom of the card. He is a beginning writer and reader, so I told him each letter to write. He was very upset that he messed up the “N” but I adore it. I told him it shows how much he has learned and that he is still learning.
5. With the patterned paper, I cut out several hearts and pasted them down.
6. The inside of the card was all about expressing our appreciation for Eli’s preschool teacher.