DIY Kid’s ‘Thank You’ Cards

Hi friends! Last week we had a party for my stepson, so this weekend we had to get the ‘Thank You’ cards done.  That’s the rule right–a week later?  Seriously I have no idea about ‘thank you’ card ettiquette, I just figured that I better get them done before I forget!

I came up with these easy cards that you or your kids can make super fast.  You may even already have these supplies in your craft closet, but if not they are all available at your local craft store (like Michael’s!)

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Bright paper (I used Astrobrights)

Washi tape in various colors and patterns (I used 3)

Mod Podge

Small foam brush

Regular printer


How to DIY Kid’s ‘Thank You’ Cards:

Step 1:  Fold the paper in quarters.

Step 2:  Print out the wording you like for the cover (this one is in the font Scream Outlined from MS Word)

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Step 3:  Apply the Washi tape at an angle in an alternating pattern over the top of the word(s).

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Step 4:  Because the Washi tape is transparent, you can see the wording underneath.  Cut out the letters.

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Step 5:  Add a light coat of the Mod Podge to the back of the letters, and stick them in place.  Once set, add a coat of Mod Podge to the entire section.

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Step 6: Decorate the rest of the card with the Washi tape.

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Easy card your kid’s can help you make in no time!  I made a handful of these in about 30 minutes, some of you may even beat my time!

With so many varieties of Washi tape and paper, you can easily custmize this to be ‘girly’ or what ever you choose!  Let your imagination run wild!

Do you DIY your Kid’s cards?


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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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  1. Hi Barbara,
    new here. My the cards looks great! love the colours
    I’ve never worked with washi tape, guess it’s high time to give it a try. Thanks for sharing

    • Barbara @ Chase the Star says:

      Diana, thank you! Once you start working with washi tape, you’ll become addicted, I promise!

  2. Barb, I love your card…and I love using Washi tapes too,.Those are super cute for any DIY project. I used them just recently for making a Teacher appreciation gift:-)

  3. Lovin’ this!! The washi tape letters are so much fun! Super cute, B!

  4. Such a great habit it get the kiddos into! I think thank you cards are a tradition we should really treasure and pass on. Love how these look, so vibrant and cheerful!

    • Barbara @ Chase the Star says:

      Thanks Sherry! It’s hard to teach boys good etiquette habits, so I’m hoping it’ll stick!

  5. What a good Mom! It is never to early to teach them to be grateful I love your washi tape idea! Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

  6. Can you believe I have never bought washi tape? I need to get some quick!

  7. I think it’s so important to teach our children to send thank-you cards too – it’s a tradition we keep in our home as well! I love your cards and use of all the fun patterns and colors of washi tape! Pinned!

    • Barbara @ Chase the Star says:

      Thank you Heather! He wasn’t crazy about having to write out the actual thank you message on the inside of each, he says he already thanked them in person. I explained that they went out of their way for him on his birthday with a gift so we need to reciprocate. He sort of gets it now! Little by little!


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