I printed out a picture of our family and taped them onto white card stock. Then I let my son add the extras. I gave him the choice to use whatever he wanted. He used my tape, scissors, glue, stapler, and hole puncher. He loved being able to use mommas goodies and making his own creations. I just let him do his own thing, nothing being right or wrong. I wasn’t sure how long he would spend on making these, but he took his time. He thought carefully about each card and who they were going to. He definitely has my genes, it’s kinda scary! Before nap time we ended up spending a good 2 hours on them.
I found these cute little “give thanks” printables over at Sweet Craft Cakes. They have some other cute little cards to match. And I think I got the round printables from Tip Junkie, but I’m not positive.
Once nap time was over and all the glue was dried we used the little owl printables and wrote on the back of the cards telling each person why we were thankful for them. This was my favorite part! I loved hearing my son tell me why he was thankful for each person. He made one for each of his aunts and uncles, one to a neighbor of ours. Another one to a special aunt that always gives him candy and the last one is to a “friend of his” that is still a mystery to me.