This sweet little craft of mail-able hugs was so easy. The kids loved it. (They would honestly put paint-y hand prints on stuff everyday, if I let them.) I ripped this idea out of a Family Fun magazine from a few years ago (pre-Pinterest), and now I can’t find a link. Sorry. Annnyway……
These are perfect to send to Grandma and Grandpa as a “Thank You Card”. (Which is what we used them for.) But would also be a sweet for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or as a birthday card! Who doesn’t love getting mail. And most relatives would love to get a hug in the mail from far away babies. 🙂
What you need:
- little hands
What you do:
- Paint up those little hands. Stamp them on paper. Let them dry. Cut them out.
- Cut a length of ribbon (about the same length as the child’s arm span). Staple a hand to each end of the ribbon.
- Have your child write little notes on the backs of the hands.
- Send your hug to a lucky loved one!!
Joanna @way2gomom says
Maria Iemma says
This is one of the most creative ideas I’ve seen. As a grandma I would love to receive this from any of my grandkids — Love it.
beverly schwartz says
I used this to send my granddaughters hugs to her great grandma she loved them
Oh Beverly! Thanks for sharing! I am so glad you made them!
Glenda Cates says
This is adorable and I have been talking to my son about attending Camp this Summer so I think it would be fun to put these in his Suitcase to know he has hugs from mommy. And to send to our friends who we are writing to this Summer in our Pen pal Summer Program