Giving Thanks Stationery

Giving Thanks Stationery lesson plan

Create stationery and envelopes to coordinate with any writing project. Prepare thank-you notes, letters, or poetry with flair!

  • 1.

    The ancient Egyptians may have been first to come up with the idea of relief printing. Why do you think this art technique is still so popular today?

  • 2.

    How will you use your Giving Thanks Stationery? Will you write a letter thanking someone for sharing something with your class? A Thanksgiving poem? Use Crayola® Colored Pencils to experiment with designs that complement your theme. Use your imagination to create a clever and unique printing stamp.

  • 3.

    Cover your art area with newspaper. Draw your design on a foam tray with a colored pencil. If you use any letters, make sure they are backwards so they will print properly. Use the tip and end of your colored pencil to make indentations in the tray. Cut out the section of foam tray needed for your stamp with Crayola Scissors.

  • 4.

    With a Crayola Paint Brush, cover your stamp with one color of Crayola Washable Paint. Press the stamp down on the paper or envelope. Lift stamp gently. Air dry flat.

  • 5.

    To use another color, rinse off your printing stamp, dry, and repeat. Air dry flat.

  • 6.

    Write your letter, poem, or thank-you note in your very best penmanship on your personalized letterhead.


  • Students select a writing topic and identify related symbols.
  • Students create a symbol stamp to use for relief printing.
  • Students print their own stationery and use it to showcase their writing.


  • Experiment with various items that can be used as stamps such as corn cobs, feathers, leaves, and textured surfaces.
  • Try relief printing on surfaces such as fabric, paper bags, wood, and cardboard.
  • Create a relief-printed stationery set with coordinated note cards, writing paper, and envelopes to give as gifts.