I really wanted to wait with this post, since we made this “long distance hug” for some special people in our family. But until the packages will arrive in Germany, Valentine’s Day might be over and this is such a special gift that I must share with you. I already made this craft with Luca a couple of years ago, when my parents lived far away from us. My Mum was very touched and has kept his hands and “the hug” until today. I know it hangs in a special place in her kitchen.
OMA, KAISEROMA + OPA, HEIDI UND LENI NICHT WEITER LESEN! (Just a little warning to stop reading, if the present is for you :) )
You need construction paper (preferable pink or red), a pretty ribbon, scissors, a hole punch, tape and the special note (I will post at the end of the post)
Step 1: Trace both hand prints on construction paper
Step 2: Cut out the hand prints and make a hole
Step 3: Measure the arm span of your child and cut the ribbon in the same lengths
Step 4: Tie the hands onto the ends of the ribbon (I like to enforce the paper with tape, that it will not rip) or glue them together.
Step 5: Print out my note or handwrite the following note on a piece of paper (mine is in German):
A valentine hug to you…
Wrap these hands around you whenever I am not there, so you can have a hug from me anytime.
Optional step 6: The hug itself is pretty awesome already, but I also like to cut out small hearts, make a hole and tie them with extra ribbon onto the string or simple glue them like I did.
This is a hug I like to receive any time.