Friday, August 10, 2012

Send a Hug

With text messaging, FaceTime and Skype it's definitely a lot easier to stay in touch with loved ones. Sometimes, however, it's nice to send (and receive) actual mail. So this week we made sendable hugs inspired by Tons of Fun and Pinterest, of course!

A hug from Grace

How To Make a Sendable Hug

Finger paint or ink pad
Paper plate
Wet wipes
White cardstock paper
Hole punch
String, twine or ribbon
Sharpie pen
A willing or semi-willing child

  1. Pour some paint onto a paper plate and smear around.
  2. Place your child's hand in the paint and then onto the cardstock paper. (Pretty technical stuff, I know!)
  3. Use the wet wipe to clean off their hand.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 using the other hand.
  5. Let the handprints dry.
  6. Cut out the handprints (feel free to make them look more "hand like") leaving a small boarder around the edge. 
  7. Punch a hole at the bottom of each hand.
  8. Cut a piece of string that measures the length of your child's arms and tie it to each hand using the holes you punch earlier. 
  9. Write a message on the hand, pop in an envelope and send to someone special!
Keep an eye on your might be headed your way!

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