Saturday, February 11, 2012

mail a hug

After all the perusing I've done on Pinterest, I thought it was about time to bring a project to life. It's no secret that I'm not the sharpest crayon in the craft box (or that my analogies have been pretty miserable as of late); which is exactly why we started with the perfectly simple, "mail a hug" activity. It was evident that motivation was in full supply when the children learned that the future recipients of their "hugs" are friends we dearly miss. 
 
Step 1:  Paint hands. Warning: It does tickle.

(oooh! I must be getting craftier if I have an actual 'step by step' process!)

Step 2:  With fingers spread apart, slowly place hand on paper.
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"Hello, Dada?"

* Please note: Requests to give your baby sister a RED or BLUE high five will firmly be denied.

Step 3:  Wash your hands clean. And for the love, please hang the towel back up on the rack when you are through.

Step 4:  Allow paint to dry.

Step 5:  Cut hand prints and attach to curly ribbon with tape.


 Step 6:  Give yourself a hug, blow a few kisses in the mailing envelope and off it goes.


 Credit for the long distance hug from (here)

6 comments:

*Jess* said...

and to whom did you send those hugs? maybe the blazers?

Karina said...

hey! i pinned that! :) and i even bought the stuff to do it. and probably won't do it. so congratulations to YOU for following through on crafty intentions.

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Rachel Hoggan said...

Gotta love Pinterest :) That is so cute.

Kelsi {John, Jake, Georgia, Naomi} said...

so cute! i was going to make those for the grandparents but... life happened and i never got to them. glad you're on top of it though... :)

Michelle said...

You are one of the craftiest people I know!! We loved the hugs and are thinking of someting just as cute to send back. Pinterest here I come...