We've been reading several different snowmen books this week so we decided to create snowmen thank you cards using potatoes prints. We cut one potato into several pieces. The top piece became the head, a middle piece the middle, and the bottom became the base of the snowmen. We also cut another middle piece into the shape of a hat.
We stamped the potatoes onto folded, colored card stock using washable poster paint. Some of the cards opened like a book, and others opened from the bottom up. We found the darker paper showed off our snowmen better.
After stamping we let the paint dry for several hours.
When the paint was dry we used colorful sharpie markers to add on some details like eyes, a nose, a mouth, buttons, and arms.
When we were finished we had a collection of unique, individualized snowmen cards. I made a set as well to use when writing thank you notes to my students for their gifts.
Although we made our snowmen into thank you cards, you could print these snowmen on to a lot of different things including collages, wrapping paper, paper bags, etc.
What fun ways do you create thank you cards with your kids?
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