Mail-able Hugs

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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.  :)

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What you need:

  • paint
  • paper
  • little hands
  • ribbon
  • stapler

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!!

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  1. 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.

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